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Monaco

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National Council

Oversight

Data on parliament’s oversight role and activities

Oversight tools

Parliament has the power to summon members of the government
No
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Toutefois, les Commissions, conformément à l’Article 31 de la loi n° 771 du 25 juillet 1964 sur l’organisation et le fonctionnement du Conseil National peuvent demander l’Audition d’un membre du Gouvernement (http://www.legimonaco.mc/305/legismclois.nsf/db3b0488a44ebcf9c12574c7002a8e84/2903b6e6d264faaac125773f0038419b!OpenDocument&Highlight=0,771).
Parliament has the power to summon senior government officials
No
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Toutefois, les Commissions, conformément à l’Article 31 de la loi n° 771 du 25 juillet 1964 sur l’organisation et le fonctionnement du Conseil National peuvent demander l’Audition d’un membre du Gouvernement (http://www.legimonaco.mc/305/legismclois.nsf/db3b0488a44ebcf9c12574c7002a8e84/2903b6e6d264faaac125773f0038419b!OpenDocument&Highlight=0,771).
Parliament has the power to approve key government appointments Key government appointments include, for example, ambassadors or the head of the central bank.
No
Approximate number of government appointments subject to parliamentary approval
0
Parliament has power to carry out inquiries
No

Head of State and/or Government

Head of State and/or Government
Parliament’s role in the designation of the Head of Government Some parliaments elect the Head of Government or approve the nomination for the Head of Government. Others do not play a role.
Parliament does not play a role
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution
The Head of Government is also the Head of State
No
Parliament’s role
Parliament’s role in the designation of the Head of State Some parliaments designate the Head of State or approve the nomination for the Head of Government. Others do not play a role.
Parliament does not play a role
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Chapter II of the Constitution of the Principality of Monoco of 17 December 1962; Order of 15 May 1882 on the Statutes of the Sovereign Family. (http://www.legimonaco.mc/305/legismclois.nsf/db3b0488a44ebcf9c12574c7002a8e84/0a27482b830ca5bdc125773f00375e7c!OpenDocument&Highlight=0,statuts,famille,1882).

Impeachment and confidence motions

Procedure for parliament
There is a procedure for parliament to dismiss or impeach the following persons/institution There is a procedure to dismiss or impeach the following persons/institution: Not applicable (there is no procedure); The whole Government; The Head of Government; The Head of State; Individual members of the Executive; Other (please specify)
Not applicable (there is no procedure)
Chambers that play a role in the dismissal or impeachment In bicameral parliaments: Chambers that play a role in the dismissal or impeachment: Lower chamber; Upper chamber; Not applicable
Not applicable
Impeachment Role
There is a procedure for parliament to express no confidence in the following persons/institution There is a procedure for parliament to express no confidence in the following persons/institution: Not applicable (there is no procedure); The whole Government; The Head of Government; Individual members of the Executive; Other (please specify)
Not applicable (there is no procedure)
Chambers that play a role in motions of no confidence In bicameral parliaments: Chambers that play a role in motions of no confidence: Lower chamber; Upper chamber; Not applicable
Not applicable
Parliament is automatically dissolved when a motion of no confidence is adopted In some countries, the adoption of a motion of no confidence in the Government automatically leads to the dissolution of Parliament in certain countries. In other cases, a new government can be formed.
Not applicable