National Council

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National Council

 

in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic the highest representative organs of authority in both the Czech and Slovak Republics; established by the Constitutional Law on Federalization in 1968. Each national council is elected for five years by the citizens of the respective republic by secret ballot under universal, equal, and direct suffrage. The national council is the only legislative body for the republic. The right of legislative initiative is vested in the council’s deputies and committees and the government of the republic. Sessions of the council are called at least twice a year. Between sessions, the powers of the national council, except those related to the passage of constitutional laws and the adoption of the republic budget, are exercised by an appointed presidium.

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The bill now moves to the larger lower house, the Nationalrat, which convenes in June.
The Nationalrat approved with a 89 to 86 majority the parallel import of medicinal products.
SP Nationalrat Rudolf Strahm rejected this idea citing the 98% export rate of Swiss pharmaceutical products and indicating that in a global market, Switzerland's status as a research center "doesn't rest upon overpriced pharmaceutical products.
With the recent approval of both the Nationalrat and the St[ddot{a}]nderat, the fate of marijuana's legal status now lies in the hands of the Bundesrat.
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