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Parliament

Law-making

Data on parliament’s law-making role and activities

Legislative activity

Number of laws adopted by parliament, per year
Not available
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Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
0
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
161
Percentage of laws initiated by parliament in the previous legislature The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of the laws adopted that were initiated by parliament by the total number of laws adopted in the previous legislature.
Dates of the previous legislature
06.10.2014 to 30.09.2018

Executive-legislative relations

Legislation adopted by parliament requires the assent of the Head of State In some countries, the Constitution foresees that legislation adopted by parliament must be signed into law by the Head of State. If so, the Head of State may, for example, have the power to veto the legislation, return it to parliament, or submit it to another body such as a constitutional court.
Yes
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, article 48
Number of times the Head of State declined to give assent to legislation, per year
Not available
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Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation: Not applicable; No further action is taken. The legislation is rejected; The legislation is returned to Parliament for re-examination; The legislation is referred to the Constitutional/Supreme Court;The legislation is put to a referendum; Other (please specify)
Other (please specify):
Not applicable. The Head of State cannot decline to give assent to legislation adopted by parliament
Yes
Notes
The legislation is considered assented to after 7 days have passed from initial presentation to the President. (Constitution, art. 48)
Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree: Not applicable; Parliament; Head of State; Constitutional/Supreme Court; Other (please specify)
Other (please specify)
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Notes
The legislation is considered assented to after 7 days from its initial submission to the President have elapsed. (Constitution, art. 48)
Existence of a procedure to introduce emergency legislation
Not available
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Not applicable. There is no procedure to introduce emergency legislation.
No