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(German, Bundesversammlung), the supreme federal legislative body of Switzerland, the members of which are elected by popular vote for four-year terms. The Federal Assembly consists of two equal houses: the National Council, with 200 deputies, and the Council of States, with 44 deputies. The Federal Assembly elects the members of the Federal Council, the president and vice-president of Switzerland, the commander in chief of the army, and the president, judges, and supplementary judges of the Federal Supreme Court. It also supervises foreign affairs, approves of the budget, and has supreme authority over the judicial system.

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She said this while addressing a session titled "Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation: Principles, Trends and Institute" at a two-day conference on Development of Parliamentarism-2019 hosted by the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation at World Trade Center in Moscow on Tuesday evening, said a press release.
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National Assembly President Tsvetka Karayancheva sent condolences to the President of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko and to the State Duma Speaker of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volidin, the press center of the parliament announced.
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"Washington is not surprised by the remarks of Russian President Vladimir Putin in his address to the Federal Assembly," Pentagon Spokeswoman Dana White said on Thursday.

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