3 August 2020 First Sitting of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, 12th Legislature
Monday, 3 August 2020
First Sitting of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, 12th Legislature
The First (Constituting) Sitting of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, convened by the National Assembly Speaker form the previous legislature, Maja Gojkovic, commenced on Monday, 3 August 2020, at 10 am.
The sitting was chaired by the oldest Member of Parliament Smilja Tisma, from the Electoral List IVICA DACIC – “Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS), United Serbia (JS) – Dragan Markovic Palma”, assisted, in line with Article 3 of the National Assembly Rules of Procedure, by the youngest Members of Parliament from the four electoral lists which had won the most parliamentary seats and the National Assembly Secretary General i.e. his Deputy viz. Nikola Lazic, Dubravko Kralj, Sofija Maksimovic, Nandor Kis, Srdjan Smiljanic and Branko Marinkovic.
Pursuant to Article 101 of the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia, Article 16 of the Law on the National Assembly and Article 4 of the National Assembly Rules of Procedure, the following agenda was set for the sitting:
- Verification of the terms of office of the Members of Parliament,
- Election of the Speaker of the National Assembly,
- Election of the Deputy Speakers of the National Assembly,
- Appointment of the Secretary General of the National Assembly, and
- Election of members of the working bodies of the National Assembly.
The Commission ascertained that all the 250 MPs’ certificates comply with the certificates issued by the Republic Electoral Commission and submitted a Report on it to the National Assembly. Based on the Commission’s Report, the National Assembly verified the terms of office of all the Members of Parliament of the new legislature, and with the verification, the National Assembly was constituted.
The new MPs took the following oath of office:
"I do solemnly swear that I will perform the duty of Member of Parliament with devotion, honourably, truly and faithfully to the Constitution, defend human and minority rights and freedoms of citizens, and to the best of my knowledge and ability, serve the citizens of Serbia, the truth and justice".
The Chair, Smilja Tisma, wished the newly-elected MPs successful cooperation in the coming mandate and informed the attending that they will be duly informed about the continuation of the sitting.