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Hrvatski Sabor (Croatian Parliament)

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Hrvatski Sabor / Croatian Parliament
Structure of parliament Unicameral
Title President of the Croatian Parliament
Term - duration: 4 years (term of House)
- reasons for interruption of the term: resignation, President's responsability called into question, dissolution of the Parliament, death
Appointment - elected by all the Representatives after the Chamber has been constituted
- after Members' mandates are validated and after Members are sworn in
Eligibility - any Member can be candidate
- notification is required
Voting system - formal vote by public ballot (secret only at the request of certain MPs) in one round, usually
- several rounds if the necessary majority has not been achieved - in this event, new candidates are admitted and those who have failed to obtain 1/3 of the vote must be withdrawn
Procedures / results - the oldest MP presides over the Assembly during the voting
- the oldest MP and possibly a group of MPs, when there is a secret voting, supervise the voting
- the oldest MP announces the results without any delay
- the results cannot be challenged
Status - ranks second in the hierarchy of State, after the Head of State
- comes before the President of the House of Zupanije
- represents the House with the public authorities
- represents the House in international bodies
- in the absence of the President, the first Vice-President can assume his/her role and functions
Board - the Inter-partisan collegiate body is regulated by Rules of Procedure and its internal rules
- consists of chairmen of all the Caucases: 5 Vice-Presidents + a varying number of MPs
- meets usually before sessions at the President's initiative
Material facilities - official car
- secretariat
- body guards
Organization of parliamentary business - convenes sessions
- establishes and modifies the agenda
- refers texts to a committee for study
Chairing of public sittings - can open, adjourn and close sittings
- ensures respect for provisions of the Constitution and Standing Orders
- takes disciplinary measures in the event of disturbance, and lifts such measures
- establishes the list of speakers, gives and withdraws permission to speak
- calls for a vote, verifies the voting procedure and cancels a vote in the event of irregularities
- checks the quorum
- authenticates the adopted texts and the records of debates by signing them
- has discretionary power to give the floor outside the agenda and thus organizes impromptu debates
Special powers - is responsible for establishing the House's budget
- is responsible for relations with foreign Parliaments
- is responsible for safety, and in this capacity, can call the police in the event of disturbance in the Chamber
Speaking and voting rights, other functions - takes the floor in legislative debates
- provides guidelines for the completion of the text under discussion
- takes part in voting
- proposes bills or amendments, like any other MP
- takes care of the procedure concerning the passage of laws and others acts - signs the laws and acts adopted by the House and forwards them to the President of the Republic who promulgates them

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