Functions of the Minister-President

The Minister-President is elected by a majority of the members of the State Parliament in a secret ballot. He appoints and dismisses the Ministers and appoints his deputy.

The Minister-President determines the guidelines of government policy for which he bears responsibility. He directs the business of the state government in accordance with the rules of procedure.

The Minister-President represents the state abroad. He appoints and dismisses the state’s officials and judges.

On completion of legislative procedures the Minister-President promulgates the laws and ordinances that apply in the state. The right of pardon is exercised by the Minister-President.