The role of the President of the Republic in the legislative process

The provisions of the Fundamental Law require the Speaker to sign enacted laws within five days and to send them to the President of the Republic for promulgation. Upon receipt, the President of the Republic has five days to sign Acts and to order their publication.

If the President of the Republic disagrees with an Act (or any of its provisions), he may return it to the National Assembly with comments attached. In turn, Parliament holds a new debate on the Act and holds a vote on adopting it with or without amendments. If the President of the Republic considers an Act (or any of its provisions) to be in contravention of the Fundamental Law, he sends the Act to the Constitutional Court for review. If the Constitutional Court establishes non-compliance with the Fundamental Law, Parliament will hold a new debate on the Act in order to eliminate the violation. If Parliament adopts the unchanged version of an Act returned to it with the President's objection, the President of the Republic may still request a review of conformity with the Fundamental Law.