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Cyprus

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House of Representatives

Oversight

Data on parliament’s oversight role and activities

Oversight tools

Parliament has the power to summon members of the government
Parliament has the power to summon senior government officials
Parliament has the power to approve key government appointments Key government appointments include, for example, ambassadors or the head of the central bank.
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
Some answers to written questions refer to previous years, as follows: 2012-2013: 894 (407 answers referred to questions of previous years) 2013-2014: 878 (308 answers referred to questions of previous years) 2014-2015: 680 (217 answers referred to questions of previous years) 2015-2016: 467 (195 answers referred to questions of previous years) + 92 (extraordinary session, 2 June 2016-15 July 2016) 2016-2017: 897 (200 answers referred to questions of previous years)
Parliament has power to carry out inquiries
Yes
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Rules of Procedure, Rule 46(B)
Number of parliamentary inquiries, per year
Not available
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Notes
Parliamentary inquiries are carried out in the framework of parliamentary committees’ work

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, art. 42
The Head of Government is also the Head of State
Yes
Parliament’s role

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
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, art. 45
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
Dissolving chambers
Chambers that can be dissolved when a motion of no confidence is adopted In bicameral parliaments: Chambers that can be dissolved when a motion of no confidence is adopted: Lower chamber; Upper chamber; Not applicable
Not applicable