Interim government of Eritrea
The interim government of Eritrea has existed since the end of the Eritrean War of Independence in 1991 and is officially still in the process of being established.
The Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF), the predecessor party of today's Eritrean Unity Party, the Popular Front for Democracy and Justice , waged the Eritrean War of Independence until 1991, but then formed the transitional government of Ethiopia with the People's Liberation Front of Tigray . In Eritrea, the EPLF took over provisional government. In 1993 Eritrea finally left Ethiopia and declared independence. Free elections were announced by the Eritrean government, but never took place.
Isayas Afewerki has been president of the country since May 24, 1993 .
Function as executive
There is currently a state representation with 24 members, consisting of the Eritrean Cabinet of Ministers and eight other state representatives . This state representation officially forms the transitional government of the country.
The Cabinet of Ministers , led by the President of Eritrea (currently Isayas Afewerki ), manages the government of the Eritrean government. The national assembly of Eritrea theoretically determines all candidates for the cabinet. The transitional government also determines the country's political guidelines, issues laws and ordinances and, according to the constitution, which has not yet come into force, is responsible for the National Assembly.
Women are comparatively strongly represented in the transitional government: four ministries from a total of 17 cabinet posts are currently headed by women.
The Cabinet of Ministers
- Federal Foreign Office: Women in Politics in Eritrea