National Assembly (NA)

It is the highest representative organ of the people, the highest authoritative body of the SRVN; the NA is the only body having constituent and law-marking authority. The NA decides on basic policies on domestic and foreign affairs in the areas of social-economics, defense, security tasks, main principles in the organization and activities of the State machine, and the social relationships of the citizen. Its role is one of supreme supervision over the activities of the State.
The NA meets for two sessions every year. The management of the every day activities of the NA is entrusted to the “National Assembly Committee in Charge of Day-to-day Business” (or “the National Assembly Standing Committee”). The NA includes several bodies such as the Commission on Ethnic Minorities, the different Committees, etc.
A deputy of the NA severs a five-year term in office (in peaceful periods). The first NA was elected in January 1946, and the 12th was elected in May 2007.

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