People's Assembly

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People’s Assembly


(1) The highest representative body of state power in Bulgaria, called the National Assembly. According to the constitution, the legislative and executive functions of the state are united in the National Assembly. It is the sole legislative body and the supreme organizing agency for the planning of social development. The assembly directs foreign and domestic policy at the highest level, adopts and amends the constitution, approves the economic plan and state budget, and decides questions of war and peace. It has the power to elect the members of the State Council, the Council of Ministers, and the Supreme Court and to elect the chief prosecutor; it also has the power to relieve these officials of their duties. The assembly consists of 400 deputies, elected by the people for five-year terms.

(2) In Albania the People’s Assembly is the sole legislative body. It approves the state budget and the economic plan, elects the Presidium of the People’s Assembly and the Supreme Court, forms the government, and appoints the prosecutor general. It is elected by the people for a four-year term.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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