RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
IV. PARLIAMENTARY GROUPS
Parliamentary groups shall participate in the work of the National Assembly in the manner stipulated by the Law and these Rules of Procedure.
Parliamentary groups shall be represented by the Head of the parliamentary group.
Parliamentary groups shall have deputy heads of the parliamentary groups who shall substitute the heads of parliamentary groups in the event of their absence.
During sessions of the National Assembly, parliamentary groups may authorise one of their members to represent the parliamentary group in a certain item on the agenda, of which the head of the parliamentary group shall notify the Speaker of the National Assembly in writing, before the opening the debate on that item of the agenda.
If a parliamentary group is represented by a deputy head, or an authorised representative, that person shall assume the competences of the head of the parliamentary group.
The head of a parliamentary group shall notify the Speaker of the National Assembly in writing on changes in the composition of the parliamentary group.
Where a new member joins a parliamentary group, the head of the parliamentary group shall submit to the Speaker of the National Assembly an accession statement signed by the member concerned.