Section 90-93 Botswana Constitution 1966

Section 90-93 Constitution of Botswana 1966

Section 90, 91, 92, 93 of the Constitution of Botswana 1966 are under Part V (Summoning, Prorogation and Dissolution) of Chapter V of the Constitution. Chapter V is titled Parliament.

Section 90 Botswana Constitution 1966

Sessions of Parliament

1. Each session of Parliament shall be held at such place within Botswana and shall commence at such time as the President may appoint.

2. There shall be a session of Parliament at least once in every year so that a period of six months shall not intervene between the last sitting of Parliament in one session and the first sitting thereof in the next session.

3. Whenever Parliament is dissolved a general election of the Elected Members of the Assembly shall be held within 60 days of the date of the dissolution and a session of Parliament shall be appointed to commence within 30 days of the date of that general election.

See also  First Schedule Botswana Constitution 1966

Section 91 Botswana Constitution 1966

Prorogation and dissolution of Parliament

1. The President may at any time prorogue Parliament.

2. Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the President may at any time
dissolve Parliament.

3. Subject to the provisions of subsection (4) of this section, Parliament, unless sooner dissolved, shall continue for five years from the date of the first sitting of the National Assembly after any dissolution and shall then stand dissolved.

4. At any time when Botswana is at war, Parliament may from time to time extend the period of five years specified in subsection (3) of this section for not more
than 12 months at a time:
Provided that the life of Parliament shall not be extended under this subsection
for more than five years.

5. If, after a dissolution of Parliament and before the holding of the general election of the Elected Members of the National Assembly, the President considers that, owing to the existence of a state of war or of a state of emergency in Botswana or any part thereof, it is necessary to recall Parliament, the President may summon the Parliament that has been dissolved to meet and that Parliament shall be deemed to be the Parliament for the time being, but the general election of the Elected Members of the National Assembly shall proceed and the Parliament that has been recalled shall, if not sooner dissolved, again stand dissolved on the day before the day on which the election is held.

Section 92 Botswana Constitution 1966

Vote of no confidence in the Government

See also  Section 3-10 Botswana Constitution 1966

If the National Assembly at any time passes a resolution supported by a majority of all the Members of the Assembly who are entitled to vote declaring that it has no confidence in the Government of Botswana, Parliament shall stand dissolved on the
fourth day following the day on which such resolution was passed, unless the
President earlier resigns his or her office or dissolves Parliament.

Section 93 Botswana Constitution 1966

Sittings of National Assembly

1. The President may at any time summon a meeting of the National Assembly.

2. Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the sittings of the National
Assembly in any session of Parliament after the commencement of that session
shall be commenced at such times and on such days as the Assembly shall
appoint.


See also:

Section 86-89 Botswana Constitution 1966 (Powers of Parliament)

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