Monitoring by Members of Parliament

Interpellations, regular questions and instantaneous questions represent traditional monitoring tools used by Members in a plenary sitting. Interpellations carry special weight in that the National Assembly votes on the response (if the Member concerned rejects the response), and when Parliament rejects a response, the interpellation will be submitted for plenary discussion once again in the form of a committee report.

Members of Parliament can also avail themselves of other means through which to monitor the government. These include taking the floor outside the orders of the day, and especially a version of this known as a speech prior to the orders of the day, which is broadcast by radio and television.