The constitution of June 2, 1991, established a semi-presidential government with a parliament (Assemblée Nationale) that can be dissolved by the president. The president is elected by popular vote for a five-year term and may serve unlimited terms. The prime minister is appointed by the president with the consent of the legislature. The Assemblée Nationale has 111 members, each of whom is elected for a five-year term by proportional representation.
The current prime minister is Tertius Zongo, former Burkina Faso ambassador to the United States. Zongo was appointed prime minister in 2007.