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Chambre des Députés (Chamber of Deputies)

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Parliament / Parlement
Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Chambre des Députés / Chamber of Deputies
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Sénat / Senate
Title Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies
Term - duration: 5 years (term of House)
- reasons for interruption of the term: resignation, death, dissolution
Appointment - elected by all the Members
- the election is held at the first sitting of the newly elected Assembly or when a vacancy occurs
- after the Members are sworn in
Eligibility - any Member of the Assembly can be elected
Voting system - formal vote by secret ballot
- the absolute majority is required
Procedures / results - the President of Republic presides over the Assembly during the voting
Status - represents the Assembly with the public authorities
- represents the Assembly in international bodies
- in the absence of the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker can assume his/her role and functions
- presides over the Conference of Presidents
Board - consists of the Speaker, one Deputy Speaker and one Secretary
- is responsible for establishing the budget
Material facilities NA (no information received)
Organization of parliamentary business - convenes sessions, in exceptional case only
- establishes and modifies the agenda, in the framework of the Standing Orders
- organizes the debates and sets speaking time
- refers texts to a committee for study
Chairing of public sittings - can open, adjourn and close sittings, in the framework of the Standing Orders
- 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
- 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 adopted texts and the records of debates
- interprets the rules of other regulations governing the life of the Assembly
Special powers Budgetary and administrative powers :
- recruits, assigns and promotes staff
- organizes the services of Parliament
Other powers :
- 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 - can take the floor in legislative debates, but must leave the Chair for the purpose

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