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Peoples Assembly of Eastern Sahara
Eastern Sahara
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Unicameral
Leadership
Speaker
Saed El-Katanty
Deputy Speaker
Ashrad Tahbet
Structure
Seats 270
EastSaharaassembley
Political groups
     East Sahara Social Democratic Party (105)
     Freedom and Justice(45)
     New Wafd Party (14)
     Al-Wasat Party (8)
    The Revolution Continues (1)
     Justice (4)
     Independants (90)
The Peoples Assembly of Eastern Sahara is the house of Eastern Sahara's unicameral government. The Assembly currently has a total of 270 members, and is allowed no less than 260, and no more than 300.

Formation of the Assembly

The Constitution states that the law shall determine the number of the People's Assembly elected members, provided that it is not less than 260 members. The Assembly is made up of 270 deputies, 265 of whom are directly elected while the remaining 5 are appointed by the President of the Republic. The assembly sits for a five year term, but can be dissolved by the President at any time. The Assembly may demand the resignation of the cabinet by voting a motion of censure.

Powers

According to the East Saharan Constitution, the assembly may undertake;

  • Legislature
  • Review and Approval of Agreements and Treaties
  • Review and Approval of state plan and budget
  • Oversight of the work of the executive
  • Discussion of the President of the Republic's statement and the government program
  • Amendments to the Constitution
  • Approval of declarations of war and emergency

Organization

Speaker of the Assembly

The Speaker resides over the assembly and is elected from assembly membership, along with two deputies during the first session. The speakers role is to keep peace and order in meetings, take part in discussion, provided that he gives up his presidency to one of his deputies and doesn't return to his presidency until the discussion is finished as well as ordering an emergency session for one of the Assembly's committees. In case of vacancy in the President's office, the Speaker serves as acting president until the presidential elections are held (Which must be within 60 days).

Assembly's General Committee

This committee is formed in the beginning of the Assembly's annual season, headed by the Speaker. Its membership includes the Deputy Speakers, representatives of the political parties' parliamentary committees, and five Assembly members. The Speaker is responsible for outlining the committee's agenda. The committee is responsible for discussing the general issues put forward by the president or the speaker.

Specialized Committes

The 18 Committees are;

  • Constitutional and Legislation Affairs Committee
  • Budget and Planning Committee
  • Economical Affairs Committee
  • Foreign Relations Committee
  • Arab Affairs Committee
  • Defense, National Security and Mobilization Committee
  • Proposals and Complaints Committee
  • Religious, Social and Religious Endowments (Awkaf) Affairs Committee
  • Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
  • Transportation and Telecommunications Committee
  • Housing, Public Utilities and Reconstruction Committee
  • Local Government and Public Organizations Committee
  • Youth Committee
  • Manpower Committee
  • Industry and Energy Committee
  • Agriculture and Irrigation Committee
  • Education and Scientific Research Committee
  • Culture, Information and Tourism Committee

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