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Slovenia

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National Assembly

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theNational Council

Oversight

Data on parliament’s oversight role and activities

Oversight tools

Parliament has the power to summon members of the government
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Rules of Procedure, Article 237.
Parliament has the power to summon senior government officials
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Rules of Procedure
Parliament has the power to approve key government appointments Key government appointments include, for example, ambassadors or the head of the central bank.
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Rules of Procedure, Article 112.
Number of written questions asked, per year
Not available
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Number of written questions answered by the government, per year
Not available
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Notes
Including written/oral questions and motions. It should also be noted that some of the questions and initiatives were devoid of purpose, withdrawn, etc. According to Article 240 of the Rules of Procedure, a question or a motion to regulate individual issues or to adopt certain measures within the scope of work of the Government, a minister, or a Government office may be presented to the Government, a minister, or the Secretary General of the Government by any deputy. Parliamentary questions may be presented orally or in writing. Parliamentary motions may only be in writing.
Parliament has power to carry out inquiries
Yes
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, art. 93
Number of parliamentary inquiries, per year
Not available
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Notes For some parliaments, data can not be presented on an annual basis, for example because parliamentary sessions run from April to March of the following year. In such cases, the period to which the data corresponds is specified here.
The National Assembly may order inquiries on matters of public importance, and it must do so when required by a third of the deputies of the National Assembly or when required by the National Council. For this purpose it shall appoint a commission which in matters of investigation and examination has powers comparable to those of judicial authorities

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 elects the Head of Government
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, art. 111
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
Notes
The President of the Republic is elected in direct, general elections by secret ballot. Elections to the office of President of the Republic are called by the President of the National Assembly.
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, art. 103

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)
The Head of Government
Individual members of the Executive
Other (please specify)
Notes
President of the Republic
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, art. 109 and 119
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
Lower chamber
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)
The whole Government
The Head of Government
Individual members of the Executive
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, art. 116-118.
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
Lower chamber
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.
No