Like other states in India, the Government of Kerala has three organs namely the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary, with each organ being vital and having its own distinct functions to perform. The State has a Unicameral Legislature, which means there is only one house for state legislature namely the Legislative Assembly, whose members are elected directly by the people on the basis of adult suffrage.
The State is administered by the State Government, although the Central Government is in charge of overall administration of the country. The leader of the majority party in the Legislative Assembly becomes the Chief Minister of the State. The state Cabinet comprising of the Chief Minister and the Council of Minister is responsible for the day-to-day affairs of the state Government.