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Slovakia

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National Council

Start and end of mandate

Start of the parliamentary mandate for newly elected members
When the member is sworn in
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Start of the parliamentary mandate for appointed members
Not applicable
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
The Speaker is elected from among the members of parliament/chamber
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Authority that designates the Speaker When the Speaker is designated from outside parliament.
Not applicable
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.
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.
Yes
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.
Yes
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.
4 Years
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Immunity and code of conduct

Parliament’s authorization is required for the detention or prosecution of members
Notes
parliamentary immunity from prosecution for offences (including minor as well as criminal offences and felonies) has been repealed, so criminal prosecution or administrative proceedings against mps in such cases does not require authorization from the national council. the national council’s authorization is still required, however, in order for an mp to be detained (in case of flagrante delicto) or remanded in custody (pre-trial detention).
There is a Code of conduct for members

Salaries and allowances

Basic salary The figures are the gross amount before tax in national currency.
23,568

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
Cannot be a member of parliament
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