RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

XIV. RELATIONS BETWEEN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC

1. Oath of Office of the President of the Republic

Article 262

The President of the Republic shall take the oath of office before the National Assembly by reading out loud the text of the oath specified by the Constitution. After taking the oath of office, the President of the Republic shall sign the text of the oath of office.

2. Nominating candidates for certain functions

Article 263

The President of the Republic shall nominate a candidate for the Prime Minister and submit the proposal to the Speaker of the National Assembly in writing, with a rationale. With the proposal shall also be supplied the written consent of the candidate for the Prime Minister to the nomination.

Article 264

The lists of candidates for the election of judges of the Constitutional Court shall be submitted by the President of the Republic to the Speaker of the National Assembly in writing, with a rationale. Together with the list there shall be also supplied the written statements of the candidates for the Constitutional Court judges on the acceptance of the nominations.

At least two of the candidates nominated on the list referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, must be from the territories of the autonomous provinces.

3. Promulgation of laws and repeated votes on laws

Article 265

Immediately following the date of adoption of a law, or within two days at the latest, the Speaker of the National Assembly shall submit the law to the President of the Republic for the purpose of its promulgation.

If the President of the Republic returns the law, within a time-limit specified by the Constitution, to the National Assembly for a repeated vote, with a written rationale, the Speaker of the National Assembly shall communicate it immediately to MPs and a decision on this issue shall be taken at the first subsequent sitting of the National Assembly.

If the National Assembly decides to vote again on the law referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article, the law shall be adopted by the votes of a majority of the total number of MPs.

The Speaker of the National Assembly shall submit the law that has been adopted for the second time to the President of the Republic, for the purpose of promulgation.

Article 266

If the President of the Republic does not issue a decree on the promulgation of the law within a time-limit specified by the Constitution, nor requests from the National Assembly to take another vote on the law it has adopted, the law shall be promulgated by the Speaker of the National Assembly.

4. Resignation of the President of the Republic

Article 267

When the President of the Republic tenders his resignation and notifies the Speaker of the National Assembly thereof, the Speaker of the National Assembly shall immediately communicate this information to MPs and inform them that, in accordance with the Constitution, he/she will discharge the powers and duties of the President of the Republic until the election of a new President of the Republic. At the same time, the Speaker of the National Assembly shall call elections for the President of the Republic.

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Friday, 28 July
  • 11.00 - sitting of the Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Committee (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

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