The prime minister is the head of government and the primary executive authority of the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and parliament. The prime minister is elected by parliament and chooses the members of the Cabinet. General elections are held every five years and the prime minister is appointed at the first meeting of parliament after a general election (or otherwise as the occasion for the appointment of a prime minister arises), by the head of state, acting in accordance with parliament. Ministers are appointed by the governor-general on the advice of the prime minister.
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