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  • The term of office of the Prime Minister or an individual minister or multiple ministers can cease in any of several ways, including and in particular due to a vote of no confidence in the government (Article 116 of the Constitution), a failed vote of confidence in the government (Article 117 of the Constitution), resignation or impeachment, and such cessation regularly takes place when the new sitting of the National Assembly is formed after an election. In Article 115, the Constitution stipulates the power and obligation of the Prime Minister and ministers to "perform their regular duties" until the election of a new Prime Minister or the appointment of new ministers. As the Constitution does not define the term of performance of regular duties in more detail, this constitutional provision should be interpreted in the spirit of its meaning, especially with regard to the main functions that, in accordance with the Constitution and legislation, belong to the holders of these functions.