The Government of Andhra Pradesh is a democratically elected body with the Governor as the constitutional head. The Governor who is appointed for a period of five years appoints the Chief Minister and his council of ministers. Even though the governor remains the ceremonial head of the state, the day to day running of the government is taken care of by the Chief Minister and his council of ministers in whom a great deal of legislative powers is vested.
The Andhra Pradesh High Court is the highest court of appeal at the state level. It has subordinate Civil and Criminal Courts in every District. Decisions of the Andhra Pradesh High Court can be appealed in the Supreme Court of India.