What are the ceremonial functions of the President as the Head of the State?


The President is both the head of state and headof government of the United States of America, and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. Under Article II of the Constitution, the Presidentis responsible for the execution and enforcement of the laws created by Congress.



The Office of President is quasi-ceremonial in nature. Many, but not all, of the roles and functions of the President are enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Below are some of the main functions of the President:

•Head of State

•Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces: TT •Defence Force (TT Regiment, TT Coast Guard, •TT Air Guard, TT Defence Force Reserves)

•Executive authority of Trinidad and Tobago is vested in the President

•Custodian of all state land and handles leases, after consultation with the Office of the Solicitor General

•Appointment of the Prime Minister

•Appointment of the Leader of the Opposition

•Makes the following appointments, acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister



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