Legal Status

11/05/2007

Deputies to the National Assembly are elected directly by the people, and are representative for people’s wills and expectations and act on behalf of the people in the National Assembly.

The Deputies enjoy a very special legal status. Their functions, duties and power are provided by the Constitution and laws.

The legal status of a Deputy begins when the National Assembly has approved his/her capacity as a deputy at the first sitting of the first session of each Legislature.

Among the National Assembly deputies, there are deputies working on a full-time basis and there are deputies working on a part - time basis.

The number of full-time National Assembly deputies accounts for at least twenty five percent of the total number of the National Assembly deputies.