Parliament of Qatar

Consultative Assembly of Qatar
Type
Type Unicameral
Seats 45 members
Meeting place
Doha

The Consultative Assembly (Majlis as-Shura) is the legislative body of the Monarchy of Qatar, with 35 members. Following the 2013 Qatar legislative election, it will have 30 elected members and 15 appointed members.[1][2]

Constitutional role

Qatar's constitution, approved in April 2003 by popular referendum, has created a legislative body to be two thirds elected by universal suffrage, and one third appointed by the Emir. According to the constitution, the legislature will have three powers: to approve (but not prepare) the national budget; to monitor the performance of ministers through no-confidence votes; and to draft, discuss, and vote on proposed legislation, which becomes law only with the vote of a two-thirds majority and the Emir's endorsement.

History

In 2006 it was announced that legislative elections would take place in 2007; according to a 1 April statement by then-First Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, who later became Prime Minister of Qatar. That was postponed and an advisory committee was established to study the issue. The legislative council rescheduled the elections for June 2010.[3] The election did not take place in 2010.

In November 2011, the Emir announced that the election would take place in 2013.[1][2]

Members

The current Chairman Mohamed bin Mubarak al-Kholaifi was elected by the appointed members on March 27, 1995.


e • d Composition of the Consultative Assembly of Qatar
Members Seats
Appointed members 35
Total 35

See also

References

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