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The Parliament – the Heart of Democracy in a Parliamentary Democracy

The Parliament – the Heart of Democracy in a Parliamentary Democracy. by Andreas Gross (Switzerland) (Political Scientist/Director Atelier for Direct Democracy St-Ursine, 24 years Swiss MP/ 2008-2016: Leader of the Social Democrats in the PACE Strasburg) Info@andigross.ch www.andigross.ch

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The Parliament – the Heart of Democracy in a Parliamentary Democracy

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  1. The Parliament – the Heart of Democracyin a Parliamentary Democracy by Andreas Gross (Switzerland) (Political Scientist/Director Atelier for Direct Democracy St-Ursine, 24 years Swiss MP/ 2008-2016: Leader of the Social Democrats in the PACE Strasburg) Info@andigross.chwww.andigross.ch Presentation for the Seminar org. by PACE & Parliament of Jordan Amman, May 30st 2016

  2. Democracy: Mosaic of Hundreds of constitutive Institutions, Rights, Proceedings, values, attitudes, relations, results Defined in the Constitution A never ending Process

  3. The 5 main duties and tasks of a Parliament • Creation/Election • Legislation • Representation • Control • Communication / Dialogue

  4. I. Creation/Election • The Parliament (P) elects the Government (G) • 2 Thirds of the P may revise the Constitution • The P can deprive the G from it’s confidence • The P may elect other important bodies (Judges, Ombudsperson, adv. bodies etc.)

  5. II. Legislation • In order to be valid each law has to find a majority in the Parliament • The Parliament’s committees discuss draft laws and may propose changes to the plenary of the Parliament • Each Member of the Parliament has the right to propose new legislation • The MP’s might question the implementation and the respect of any law by the Government

  6. III. Representation I. The MP’s should represent the society • It’s diversity (sociolog. composition) • It’s main different interests • It’s preoccupations, needs, sorrows II. Between the elections the Parliament represents the people’s sovereignty; • It’s the only source of legitimate power It shares the power fairly between each-other

  7. IV. Control • The P. is the Master of the State’s Budget • It controls the use of public money • It has to accept the Gov’s Bill • It monitors the work of the government and it’s ministers and held them accountable • It might create special investigative committees with special powers

  8. V. Communication/Dialogue • The Parliament should set the example for the dialogue, deliberation and respect citizens show to each-other • It organizes Public Hearings on any problems • Actual debates take up public concerns and help him to understand them • By such communicative efforts the P contributes to the integration of the society

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