This highest-level legislative body of Bosnia and Herzegovina consists of two Houses: the House of Representatives and the House of Peoples. All legislative decisions enter into force upon adoption by both Houses of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH.
The House of Representatives comprises of 42 members, two thirds of which are directly elected from the territory of the Federation of BiH and one third from the territory of the Republika Srpska. The majority of all members elected in the House of Representatives constitute a quorum.
The House of Peoples of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH has 15 delegates, two thirds of whom are from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (five Bosniak and five Croat delegates) and one third comes from Republika Srpska (five Serb delegates). The nominated Bosniak and Croat delegates from the Federation of BiH are elected by Bosniak and Croat delegates respectively in the House of Peoples of the Federation of BiH, while the delegates from the Republika Srpska are elected by the National Assembly of the Republika Srpska.
The House of Peoples works in line with the BiH Constitution, the law and the Rules of Procedure of the House.
Last general elections were held on October 12 2014
House of Representatives of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina:
Party of Democratic Action - 29 MPs
Union for a Better Future of BiH - 16 MPs
Democratic Front - 14 MPs
Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina - 12 MPs
Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina - 12 MPs
Croatian Democratic Union 1990 - 4 MPs
Bosnian-Herzegovinian Patriotic Party-Sefer Halilović - 4 MPs
Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina - 3 MPs
Our Party - 1 MPs
Labour Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina - 1 MPs
House of Peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina:
Party of Democratic Action - 3 seats
Democratic Front - 1 seat
Union for a Better Future of BiH - 1 seat
Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina - 3 seats
Croatian Democratic Union 1990 - 1 seat
Croatian Peasant Party of Stjepan Radić - 1 seat
Serb Democratic Party - 2 seats
Alliance of Independent Social Democrats - 2 seats
Democratic National Alliance - seat
Committees of the House of Representatives are:
The Foreign Affairs Committee
The Foreign Trade and Customs Committee
Committee for Finance and Budget
Committee on Transport and Communication
Committee on Gender Equality
Committee for Preparation of Election of the Council of Ministers of BiH
Committees of the House of Peoples are:
The Constitutional and Legal Committee
Committee on Foreign Trade Policy, Customs, Transport and Communications
Committee on Finance and Budget
Joint Committees of the House of Representatives and the House of Peoples of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Joint Committee on Defence and Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Joint Security and Intelligence Committee on Supervision of the work of Intelligence and Security Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Joint Committee on Economic Reforms and Development
Joint Committee on European Integration
Joint Committee on Administrative Affairs
Joint Committee on Human Rights, Rights of Children, Youth, Immigration, Refugees, Asylum and Ethic
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