Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Parlament Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine
Парламент Федерације Босне и Херцеговине
|Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Houses||House of Representatives
House of Peoples
|Founded||30 March 1994|
|Chairman of the House of Representatives||Fehim Škaljić, SBB
Since 27 June 2012
|Chairman of the House of Peoples||Radoje Vidović, HDZ|
|House of Representatives Political groups||SDP (28)
SBB BiH (13)
HDZ BiH (12)
HDZ 1990 (3)
HSP BiH (3)
|House of Peoples Political groups||SDP BiH (21)
HDZ BiH (10)
SBB BiH (3)
HDZ 1990 (1)
HSP BiH (1)
|House of Representatives Voting system||Secret ballot|
|House of Peoples Voting system||Members are chosen by each Cantonal legislature|
|House of Representatives Last election||Bosnia and Herzegovina general election, 2010|
|House of Peoples Last election||Bosnia and Herzegovina general election, 2010|
|Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
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Politics and government of
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnian, Croatian: Parlament Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine, Serbian: Парламент Федерације Босне и Херцеговине) is bicameral legislature of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The upper house is House of Representatives, while the lower house is House of Peoples. The House of Representatives is composed of 98 members, while House of Peoples is composed of 58 members. In total, Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina is composed of 156 members. Members of the House of Representatives are chosen by secret ballot, while members of the House of Peoples are being chosen by each Cantonal legislature.
The Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina was formed after signing Washington agreement in March 1994.
Powers of the Federal Parliament are described in the Constitution of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Federal Parliament has power to elect President and Vice President of the Federation, make a request to the Constitutional Court for dismissal of President and Vice President, ratification of the Federal Government by majority of votes, enacting laws to exercise responsibilities allocate to the Federation Government, which shall take effect as specified therein but no sooner than when promulgated in the Official Journal, authorizing any use of military force by the Federation, which must be in accordance with international law, granting the cantons the authority to sign the agreements with the states and international organizations, with the agreement of the BiH Assembly, except of the agreements for which the BiH Assembly decides by the law that they do n to need such an agreement, approval, by the majority of votes, of the agreements with the states and international organizations, with the agreements of the BiH Assembly, except of the agreements for which the BiH Assembly decides by the law that they do not need such an agreement, financing the armed forces of the Federation and approving nominations of officers, adopting the budget of the Federation and enacting legislation to levy taxes and otherwise secure the necessary financing and performing such other responsibilities as are conferred upon it, and Chairman of the House of Representatives shall serve as Vice-President, for the necessary period.