RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

VII SPECIAL AND SOLEMN SITTINGS

Article 119

The National Assembly may hold special sittings.

Special sittings shall be convened by the Speaker of the National Assembly.

Special sittings shall be convened for the adoption of the proposal of the Constitution; promulgation of the Constitution and constitutional law for the implementation of the Constitution; when the President of the Republic is to take an oath of office; when the candidate for prime minister office presents the programme and proposes the Government composition; for the election of the Government and when the Prime Minister and the Government members are to take an oath of office; and when elected persons who, in accordance with the law, take their oath of office before the National Assembly, are to take an oath of office.

The Speaker of the National Assembly may convene a special sitting at which the President of the Republic, the President or a representative of a foreign country, a foreign country parliamentary representative or a representative of an international organisation may address the National Assembly.

Upon the invitation of the Speaker of the National Assembly and depending on the matters to be discussed, the National Assembly may be addressed by the representatives of other bodies, organisations and institutions.

Special sittings may also be convened in connection with reports submitted by institutions or bodies, in accordance with the law, to the National Assembly.

Article 120

The National Assembly may hold solemn sittings.

The Speaker of the National Assembly may, for state and international holidays, convene a solemn sitting of the National Assembly and invite the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, the representatives of other bodies and organisations from the country and abroad to address the National Assembly.

Article 121

The agenda of a special and solemn sitting shall be established by the Speaker of the National Assembly.

As regards the manner and time-limits for notifying MPs of the time and venue of special and solemn sittings, provisions of these Rules of Procedure relating to convening sittings of the National Assembly shall apply.

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