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Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (House of Representatives)

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat / House of Representatives
Structure of parliament Unicameral
Title Speaker of the House of Representatives
Term - duration: 5 years (term of House)
- reasons for interruption of the term: resignation, loss of mandate, attribution of other functions outside the House, death, dissolution of the House

Appointment - elected by all Members of the House through the spokesmen of their respective factions
- the election is held at the beginning of each legislature
- after validation of mandates and swearing-in

Eligibility - any Member may be a candidate, but formal notification of candidature by a parliamentary faction is required
Voting system - public vote
- election in 2 stages: the first in meetings of the different factions; the second in the House plenary

Procedures / results - the oldest Member and the youngest Member preside over the House during the voting
- the oldest Member announces the results without delay
- the results cannot be challenged

Status - ranks third in the hierarchy of the State
- represents the House with the authorities
- represents the House in international bodies
- in the absence of the Speaker, one of the Deputy Speakers can assume his/her role and functions

Material facilities - allowance
+ expense allowance
- official residence
- official car
- secretariat and additional staff
- domestic staff
- bodyguards

Organization of parliamentary business - convenes sessions
- establishes and modifies the agenda, with the Standing Committee
- organizes the debates and sets speaking time
- 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
- the Secretary General makes announcements concerning the House
- establishes the list of speakers, gives and withdraws permission to speak
- establishes the order in which amendments are taken up and selects which amendments are to be debated
- calls for a vote, decides how it is to be carried out, verifies the voting procedure and cancels a vote in the event of irregularities
- checks the quorum
- authenticates the texts adopted and the records of debates
- interprets the rules or other regulations governing the life of the House
- has discretionary power to give the floor outside the agenda and thus organizes impromptu debates, with the agreement of the Presidents of the parliamentary groups

Special powers - establishes the budget of the House with the assistance of the Household Committee and the Secretary General
- appoints the Secretary General on the proposal of the Presidents of the parliamentary groups
- organizes the services of Parliament with the Secretary General
- the Secretary General recruits, assigns and promotes staff
- 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 - provides guidelines for the interpretation or completion of the text under discussion
- takes part in voting
- proposes bills or amendments
- transmits the laws adopted to the Head of State for promulgation

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