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Parliament name Parliament
Structure of parliament Unicameral
Title Speaker of Parliament
Term - duration: 6 years (term of House)
- reasons for interruption of the term: resignation, death, dissolution of the Parliament, loss of mandate as Member of Parliament
Appointment - elected by all Members of Parliament
- election held at the first meeting of the Parliament, after general elections
- before Members are sworn in
Eligibility - any Member of the Parliament can be candidate
Voting system - formal vote by secret ballot
- simple majority
- several rounds are held when there are many candidates
- if more than one round is held, candidates with the smallest number of votes shall be excluded until one candidate obtains more votes than the remaining candidate

Procedures / results - the Secretary General presides over the Parliament during the voting
- the Secretary General supervises the voting
- the Secretary General announces the results without any delay
- the results can be challenged within one calendar month
Status - ranks third in the hierarchy of the State
- in the absence of the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister the Speaker may be called upon as acting Head of State
- represents the Parliament in international bodies
- is president ex officio of different committees
- in the absence of the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker can assume his/her role and functions, in the absence of both of them, the Deputy Chairman of Committee can do it, if none of them is present, a Member elected by the Parliament presides over the sitting

Material facilities - allowance
- official residence
- official car
- additional staff
- domestic staff
- secretariat
- body guards

Organization of parliamentary business - establishes and modifies the agenda in consultation with the Party Leaders and the Business Committee
- organizes the debates and sets speaking time with the assistance of the Business Committee
- 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
- can appoint some committees and/or their presiding officers

Chairing of public sittings - can open, adjourn and close sittings
- ensures respect for provisions of the Constitution and Standing Orders
- makes announcements concerning theParliament
- takes disciplinary measures in the event of disturbance, and lifts such measures
- grants permission to speak
- 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

Special powers the Secretary General:
- is responsible for establishing the Parliament's budget
- recruits and assigns staff with the approval of the Speaker
- organizes the services of Parliament with the approval of the Speaker
- the President of the Republic appoints the Secretary General
- 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 Parliament
Speaking and voting rights, other functions - provides guidelines for the interpretation or completion of the text under discussion
- takes part in voting when the votes are equal
- intervenes in the parliamentary oversight procedure
- issues a certificate when a bill has been passed by the Parliament, so that it becomes a law

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