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Ulsiin Ih Hural (State Great Hural)

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Ulsiin Ih Hural / State Great Hural
Structure of parliament Unicameral
Title Chairman of the State Great Hural
Term - duration: 4 years (term of House)
- reasons for interruption of the term: resignation, conviction of a crime, death, dissolution of Parliament
Appointment - elected by all Members of the State Great Hural
- the election is held at the beginning of the first session of the newly elected Parliament
- after members' mandates have been validated and they have been sworn in

Eligibility - any Member of the State Great Hural may be a candidate
Voting system formal vote by secret ballot
- two-third majority required for all rounds
- if there is a succession of votes, new candidates are admitted
Procedures / results - the eldest Member presides over the Assembly during the voting
- the eldest Member announces the results without delay
- the results cannot be challenged
Status - ranks second in the hierarchy of State
- may serve as acting Head of State in the latter's absence
- represents the Assembly with the authorities
- is an ex officio member of the Security Council of Mongolia
- represents the Assembly in international bodies
- in the absence of the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker can assume his/her role and functions
Material facilities - allowance
- official residence
- official car
- additional staff
- household staff
- bodyguards
Organization of parliamentary business - convenes sessions
- establishes and modifies the agenda
- organizes the debates and sets speaking time
- examines the admissibility of bills and amendments
- refers texts to a committee for study
- examines the admissibility of request for setting up committees and/or committees of enquiry, proposes or decides on the setting up of such committees
Chairing of public sittings - can open, adjourn and close sittings
- ensures respect for provisions of the Constitution and Standing Orders
- makes announcements concerning the Assembly
- takes disciplinary measures in the event of disturbance, and lifts such measures
- 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
- interprets the rules or other regulations governing the life of the Assembly
- has discretionary power to give the floor outside the agenda and thus organizes impromptu debates
Special powers The Secretary General:
- recruits, assigns and promotes staff
- organizes the services of the Assembly
- plays a specific role in the supervision of foreign affairs or defence matters
- 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 Assembly
Speaking and voting rights, other functions - takes the floor in legislative debates
- provides guidelines for interpretating or supplementing the text under discussion
- takes part in voting
- proposes bills or amendments
- intervenes in the parliamentary oversight procedure
- signs laws before transmitting them to the Head of State for promulgation

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