Armenia is governed under the constitution of 1995 as amended. The head of state of republic is the president, who is head of state, is elected by popular vote for a five-year term. The prime minister, who is the head of government, is appointed by the president. There is a popularly elected 131-member unicameral national assembly, with some members elected directly and others proportionally. Administratively, Armenia is divided into 11 provinces.

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