Bulgaria

National Assembly

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.
Constitution, Art. 84 (17);
Rules of Organization and Procedure of the National Assembly, Art. 27 (1) and Chapter Ten
Parliament has the power to summon senior government officials
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution Art. 83, Art. 90
Rules of Organization and Procedure of the National Assembly, Art. 27, Chapters Nine and Ten, Art. 122, Art. 123, Art. 124
Parliament has the power to approve key government appointments Key government appointments include, for example, ambassadors or the head of the central bank.
Approximate number of government appointments subject to parliamentary approval
26
Number of written questions asked, per year
776 (2012)
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Number of written questions answered by the government, per year
719 (2012)
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Parliament has power to carry out inquiries
Yes
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, Art. 79 (3)
Rules of Organization and Procedure of the National Assembly, Art. 35
Number of parliamentary inquiries, per year
(2012)
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Head of State and/or Government

The Head of Government is also the Head of State
No

Impeachment and confidence motions

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
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, Art. 89,111,112
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.
No