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Govt & Politics

Panaji (also known by its anglicised name – Panjim) is the legislative and administrative capital of Goa. The state's judicial capital, however, is Mumbai (Bombay), as the state comes under the Bombay High Court. A bench of the High Court is present in Panaji.

Unlike other states where civil laws are framed for each religion, the Uniform Civil Code governs its citizens. Goa has a unicameral legislature consisting of a forty member Legislative Assembly, headed by a Chief Minister who wields the executive power. The ruling government consists of the party or coalition garnering the most seats in the state elections. The governor of the state appointed by the President of India; the role is largely ceremonial.

Goa is notorious for its political instability having seen fourteen governments in the span of the fifteen years between 1990 and 2005. In March 2005 the assembly was dissolved by the governor and President's Rule was declared, which suspended the legislature for six months. The Congress party and the BJP are the two largest parties in the state.

 

 
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