CONSTITUTION OF THE PORTUGUESE REPUBLIC
Organization of political power
President of the Republic
Council of State
The Council of State is the political counselling body of the President of the Republic.
The Council of State is chaired by the President of the Republic and its members are:
(Empowering and mandate)
1. The members of the Council of State are empowered by the President of the Republic.
2. The members of the Council of State appointed in accordance with items a) to e) of Article 142 shall remain in office whilst holding their respective positions.
3. The members of the Council of State appointed in accordance with items g) and h) of article 142 shall remain in Office until those that replace them are empowered in their respective offices.
(Organization and operation)
1. The Council of State shall establish its own rules of procedure.
2. The meetings of the Council of State are not open to the public.
The remit of the Council of State is:
(Issue of opinions)
The opinions of the Council of State foreseen under items a) to e) of article 145 are issued at the meeting which has been called for the purpose by the President of the Republic and made public when the act to which the opinion refers is put into practice.
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