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Politics of Eritrea

In Eritrea, the type of government is a Single-party presidential republic. In Eritrea, the legislative power is vested in a National Assembly. The head of the government is Isaias Afwerki. The governmental structure of a country determines the manner in which laws are written, approved, and interpreted. Government type determines the manner in which elections are held as well as the country's system of policing its citizens. The term of office of the head of state in Eritrea lasts until the next election. The length of a head of state's term has a direct effect on the power and influence of the executive position. A longer term of office provides the head of state with increased authority. The Global Peace Index (GPI) for Eritrea is 2.309. In 2013, Eritrea received 133.7 million USD in foreign aid. In 2014, the foreign aid amounted to 129.9 USD.

Government

In Eritrea, the head of the government is Isaias Afwerki. The government system of Eritrea is a Single-party presidential republic. In Eritrea, the legislative power is vested in a National Assembly; this is a Unicameral legislative body, and therefore a Unicameral National Assembly. According to the World Bank Group, the government effectiveness index of Eritrea is -1.62. This indicates that the government of Eritrea is very ineffective. The government is unable to provide civil and public services for its citizens and has fostered a situation contributing to political and social unrest.

Unions and alliances

This section deals with a list of unions Eritrea is a member of.

Eritrea is a member of the United Nations (UN). Eritrea is a member of the International Monetery Fun (IMF). To read more about when Eritrea became a member of these unions and what additional political unions and alliances Eritrea is part of, click on Eritrea membership in international unions.

Freedom in Eritrea

With regard to political and civil freedoms, Eritrea is 3. Citizens in Eritrea experience little to no civil liberties and political rights. Citizens are not free to express themselves and do not enjoy political freedom or a representative government. Countries with this political situation are dangerous for investment, as an authoritarian government may have outsize control over economic matters. To read more about freedom level in Eritrea click on Freedom in Eritrea.