HOME -> PARLINE -> ROMANIA (Camera Deputatilor)
Print this pagePrint this page
PARLINE database new searchNew search
Camera Deputatilor (Chamber of Deputies)

Compare data for parliamentary chambers in the Presidency module

Parliament name (generic / translated) Parlamentul României / Parliament of Romania
Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Camera Deputatilor / Chamber of Deputies
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Senatul / Senate
Title President of the Chamber of Deputies
Term - duration: 4 years (term of House)
- reasons for interruption of the term: resignation, removal, death, dissolution of the Chamber
Appointment - elected by all Members of the Chamber
- election is held at the beginning of the legislature
- after Members' mandates are validated
Eligibility - any Member of the Chamber may be a candidate; each parliamentary group proposes a candidate
Voting system - formal vote by secret ballot
- absolute majority is required in the first round, relative majority in the second round
- if no candidate obtains the required majority of votes in the first round, a second round is held and the candidate obtaining the relative majority of votes is elected
- if there is a succession of votes, no new candidate is admitted
Procedures / results - the oldest Member presides over the Chamber during the voting
- a committee including a representative from all the parliamentary groups supervises the voting
- the oldest Member announces the results without any delay
- the results cannot be challenged
Status - ranks third in the hierarchy of State
- represents the Chamber with the public authorities
- represents the Chamber in international bodies
- may be called upon as acting Head of State, after the President of the Senate
- both Presidents preside the joined sittings at the Chambers by turns
- in the absence of the President, the Vice-Presidents can assume his/her role and functions by turns
Board - the standing Bureau consists of 13 Members: one Chairman, four Vice-Chairmen, four secretaries and four questors; it is presided by the President of the Chamber
- the term of the Members' mandate is one year, except that of the President
- meets twice a week at the convocation of the President or of at least 4 of its Members

Material facilities - monthly allowance
- official car
- secretariat
- a group of councillors
- body guards

Organization of parliamentary business - convenes sessions
- 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
- makes announcements concerning the Chamber
- takes disciplinary measures in the event of disturbance, and lifts such measures
- establishes the list of speakers, gives and withdraws permission to speak
- checks the quorum
- authenticates the adopted texts and the records of debates
Special powers - 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 from the rostrum
- provides guidelines for the interpretation or completion of the text under discussion
- takes part in voting
- proposes bills or amendments
- intervenes in the parliamentary oversight procedure

Copyright 1996-2016 Inter-Parliamentary Union