Saint Kitts and Nevis

National Assembly

Start and end of mandate

Start of the parliamentary mandate for newly elected members
At the first sitting of the chamber
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Start of the parliamentary mandate for appointed members
At the time of appointment
End of the parliamentary mandate
On the last day of the chamber’s term (including in the case of early dissolution)
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Speaker

Mode of designation of the Speaker
Notes
The Speaker is elected by members of the National Assembly but may not necessarily have to be an elected member to be eligible. If a person who is not a member of the National Assembly is elected to be Speaker they shall be a member of the Assembly. C.f. Articles 26 and 32 of the Constitution.
Authority that designates the Speaker When the Speaker is designated from outside parliament.
Parliament
Rank of the Speaker in the hierarchy of the State The Speaker often has a very high rank in the protocollary hierarchy of the State.
Notes
During any period when the office of Governor General is vacant or the holder of the office of Governor General is absent from Saint Christopher and Nevis, or is for any other reason unable to perform the functions of his / her office, those functions shall be performed by such person as Her Majesty may appoint. (Article 22 of the Constitution).
Speaker becomes interim Head of State in the event of the latter’s death or incapacity In some countries, the Speaker acts as interim Head of State when required by the circumstances, such as death or incapacity.
No
Speaker's mandate continues between legislatures The mandate of the Speaker may continue until their successor is elected, even after the dissolution of parliament/chamber.
No
Speaker terms
The term of the Speaker is different from the term of the house The term of the Speaker may be different from the term of the House (legislature).
Yes
Speaker's term The term may be shorter than one year.
5 Année
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Immunity and code of conduct

Parliament’s authorization is required for the detention or prosecution of members
Notes
constitution, art 45. without prejudice to any provision made by parliament relating to the powers, privileges and immunities of the national assembly and its committees, or the privileges and immunities of the members and officers of the assembly and of other persons concerned in the business of the assembly or its committees, no civil or criminal proceedings may be or written in a report to, the assembly or a committee thereof or by reason of any matter or thing brought by him therein by petition, bill, resolution, motion or otherwise.
There is a Code of conduct for members

Participation in the government

Members of the government must also be members of parliament Members of the government must also be members of parliament: Must be a member of parliament; Cannot be a member of parliament; Can be a member of parliament; Other
Can be a member of parliament
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