The Government Programme is a political action plan agreed on by the parties in Government that describes the Government’s objectives and main areas of activity. It sets out the guidelines that the Government intends to follow during its term of office. The Prime Minister oversees the implementation of the Government Programme and sees to it that the Government agrees on appropriate implementation procedures at the beginning of its term.
Government Programmes have taken many different forms over the years. In the beginning, they were mainly statements and programme declarations made by the Prime Minister. The earlier programmes have been compiled from various sources, such as newspapers, minutes from Government sessions and statements made by Prime Ministers in interviews. There may be inaccuracies, especially in the oldest Government Programmes.