The president is the head of the state of East Timor. The president is elected via a popular vote for a term of five years. The role of the president is mostly symbolic as he does not have veto powers over many major issues. There are many legislations which do not grant special powers to the president. Thus he is mostly a ceremonious head. After the president is elected, the leaders of the major parties are also decided and allotted jobs. The leader of the majority party or coalition is appointed as the prime minister of Timor. The prime minister is in essence the head of the East Timor government and presides over the council or cabinet. The parliament of East Timor is unicameral. The members of this parliament are elected by a popular vote. These elected members are also on a term of five years. The number of seats keeps varying from fifty to sixty five. The Timorese constitution has been modelled on the Portuguese constitution. The country is still developing and is yet to build a solid political infrastructure.