How are the heads, members and rapporteurs of parliamentary committees elected?

Following the election session for the Speaker, Vice-President, Secretaries and Commissioners, ie the establishment of the Council’s Bureau last week, set a precedent in the mechanism that was followed, especially in the elections for the Vice-President of the Council, which has asked for two sessions, draws attention to the session for the election of members, chairpersons and rapporteurs of parliamentary committees, and a precedent may also be set for the party. The mechanism in the election process is determined by the internal system of the House of Representatives, and it was previously carried out by consensus on the division of chairmen and reporters of committees and thus members according to blocks, sects and sects, and it finds within minutes instead, given that there was prior consensus between the powers and blocs prior to the session. But what is new in tomorrow’s session is the candidacy of the “Forces of Change” deputies, regardless of prior consensus and understanding, and the struggle at the level of membership, presidency of the committees and their rapporteurs, according to what was previously announced in a statement issued by them, provided that the nominations are officially registered with the General Secretariat of the House of Representatives today.

Nidaa Al-Watan has learned that the initial nominations for these powers will be for Representative Mark Dhaou as Chairman of the Finance and Budget Committee, Melhem Khalaf as Chairman of the Administration and Justice Committee and Najat Aoun as Chairman of the Environment Committee. Despite the MPs’ assertion that they want their presence in the committees to defend people’s rights and promote transparency within the committees, according to the competence, competence and experience of each person, the available data indicates a lack clarity in the vision of these MPs. , or at least a lack of understanding on unification in a parliamentary bloc This is what emerged in the schedule for the division of representatives and blocs in the binding parliamentary consultations that the President of the Republic will ask for the future Prime Minister to point out.

And if the disagreement between these representatives is not a strange thing, they are not a single party or group, but their approach to matters seems somewhat far from realistic, and this was clear from their first experience in the session of the election of the president, his deputies, secretaries and commissioners, and it appears that this will be repeated in the session of the election of members. Committees Tomorrow they will talk about nominations to chair the committees, while the rules first require access to membership in the committee, and then the members elect the chairman and rapporteur, or they agree on it.

As a reminder, the composition and election of committees is determined by Chapter VI of the House of Representatives’ internal system, and takes place in the session following the election of the Council’s office after the general elections and at the beginning of October. sitting of each year, in accordance with section 19 of the Rules of Procedure, and the electoral process is by secret ballot in accordance with the two sections 11 and 12 of the Rules of Procedure. The council’s standing committees are 16 committees, according to Article 20, which was amended in 2000, which are: the Finance and Budget Committee, with 17 members, the Administration and Justice Committee, with 17 members, the Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Committee, with 17 members, the Committee on Public Works, Transport, Energy and Water, with 17 members, and the Education Committee The Higher and Cultural Committee, with 12 members, the Committee on Public Health, Labor and Social Affairs, with 12 members, the National Defense, Home Affairs and Municipal Committee, with 17 members, the Displaced Business Committee, with 12 members, the Agriculture and Tourism Committee, with 12 members, the Environment Committee, with 12 members, the National Economy and Trade Committee The Committee for Industry and Planning, with 12 members, the Media and Communication Committee with 12 members, the Youth and Sports Committee, with 12 members, the Human Rights Committee with 12 members, the Women and Children Committee with 12 members, and the Information Technology Committee with 9 members, which were established. on 21/10/2003. A deputy may not be a member of more than two of the council’s standing committees, unless the third is the Human Rights Committee, the Women’s and Children’s Committee or the Information Technology Committee.

The committees shall meet, in accordance with Article 23 of the Council’s by – law, not more than three days after their election, at the invitation of the President of the Council and his leadership. Legal unless attended by the absolute majority of its members. According to follow-up sources, the fate of the session was ambiguous in the event that matters remain subject to incompatibility and go in the direction of voting processes (welcome), but this will extend the life of the session and not change the results and the balance of power. , especially for the chairmen and decision-makers of the committees.But this will of course lead to the participation of the representatives of the “powers of change” in the membership of the committees, which is a natural matter, and these powers one of the committees if they coordinate well with the other representatives.

It should be noted that the internal system of the Council did not mention the mechanism of candidacy for committee membership, as in the presidential and vice-presidential elections, as well as the secretaries and commissioners, and perhaps this is one of the issues needed are research and additions to the system.

Tomorrow is near.

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