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Article 246: The approbation of a vote of censure against a Minister by at least a three fifths vote of the members present in the National Assembly, shall result in the Minister's removal from office. The removed official shall be barred from serving as a Minister or Executive Vice-President for the remainder of that presidential term.


Section Five: General Attorney of the Republic


Article 247: The Office of the General Attorney of the Republic advises, defends and represents in and out of court the property interests of the Republic, and must be consulted for purposes of approval of contracts in the national public interest. The pertinent organic law shall determine the organization, competence and functioning of this office.


Article 248: The Office of the General Attorney of the Republic shall be in the charge and under the direction of the General Attorney of the Republic, with the assistance of other officials as determined by the pertinent organic law.


Article 249: The General Attorney of the Republic must meet the same conditions required in order to serve as a justice of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice. Shall be appointed by the President of the Republic, with the authorization of the National Assembly.


Article 250: The General Attorney of the Republic shall attend and have the right to speak at meetings of the Cabinet of Ministers.


Section Six: Council of State


Article 251: The Council of State is the highest consultative organ of the Government and the National Public Administration. It shall be charged with making policy recommendations in the national interest with regard to matters recognized by the President of the Republic as being of particular importance and requiring the Council's opinion.