Administrative structure at provincial level

Provincial governments

In matters of provincial administration, the provincial governments are superordinate to district administrative authorities established in the federal provinces. They are superordinate to the district administrative authorities established in the provinces. At the provincial level the principle of monocratic organisation common to other areas of state administration is relinquished in favour of the collegial principle, which means that the provincial government generally acts and takes decisions as a collegial body. However, the federal constitution does provide for monocratic forms of organisation at the provincial level under certain circumstances.

Provincial governors

Provincial governments are headed by provincial governors, whose position is interesting from an organisational point of view: on the one hand, they are representatives of indirect federal administration and as such are responsible for federal tasks; on the other hand, they are representatives of a province and as members of the provincial government must also assume provincial tasks.

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