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The Chief Minister of Bangsamoro is the executive head of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, an autonomous region within the Philippines.

Chief Minister of Bangsamoro
MILF Chairman Murad (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Murad Ebrahim

since February 22, 2019
Member ofRegional bodies:
Bangsamoro Parliament
Council of Leaders
National government bodies:
Mindanao Development Authority
National Security Council
National Economic and Development Authority
ResidenceThe Astana[1]
SeatOffice of the Bangsamoro People[1]
AppointerBangsamoro Parliament
Term length3 years
Constituting instrumentBangsamoro Organic Law
PrecursorGovernor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
Formation2019
First holderMurad Ebrahim
DeputyDeputy Ministers

The current Chief Minister is Murad Ebrahim who serves in an interim basis as head of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, the interim local government body of the Bangsamoro region. He took oath as the first and interim chief minister along with the rest of the members of the regional body before President Rodrigo Duterte on February 22, 2019.[2]

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BackgroundEdit

FunctionEdit

The Chief Minister is the head official who represents the government of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region and the position is constituted by the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). The holder of the post appoints the heads of the Bangsamoro regional government's ministries, agencies, bureaus and other offices. They could also formulate a platform that would be needed to be approved by the Bangsamoro Parliament and has the power to issue executive orders and other policies. The holder of the position could also proclaim a state of calamity in the region.[3]

The holder of the position also hold ex-officio membership in other government bodies controlled by the national government such as the Mindanao Development Authority, the National Security Council, and the National Economic and Development Authority and represents the regional interest of the Bangsamoro. The Chief Minister is also a member of the Council of Leaders which according to the BOL has "shall advice the chief minister on matters of government in the Bangsamoro region".[3]

The Chief Minister can also indirectly dissolve the parliament by advising the Wali, who has the legal authority to dissolve the legislature. As per law, the holder is also to be assisted by two Deputy Ministers who are to be nominated by the Chief Minister themselves and elected by the parliament. The deputies are required by law to hail from a different sub-region from the Chief Minister.[3]

EligibilityEdit

Only a member of the Bangsamoro Parliament, who is at least 25 years of age at the time of election, and a natural born citizen of the Philippines, is eligible to be elected as Chief Minister[3] The parliament is yet to hold an election with the region being led by an interim Chief Minister appointed by the President of the Philippines.

Bangsamoro is set to have a regular set of elected officials by 2022.[3]

ListEdit

No. Chief Minister Took office Left office Party Deputy Ministers Ref.
Deputy for the Mainland Party Deputy for the Islands Party
Murad Ebrahim (interim) February 22, 2019 incumbent    MILF Ali Solaiman    MILF Abdul Sahrin    MNLF [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Arguilas, Carolyn (27 February 2019). "Murad vows a government "free of all the ills of governance;" names 10 ministers". MindaNews. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  2. ^ Esguerra, Darryl John (22 February 2019). "MILF chair Murad is interim BARMM chief minister". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e Gavilan, Jodesz (31 January 2019). "Key positions in the Bangsamoro government". Rappler. Retrieved 23 February 2019.