Parliament shall be comprised of one house called the National Assembly.
Members of the National Assembly shall be called Duputies.
Deputies shall be elected for five years by direct universal suffrage. Law shall establish the methodology for this election.
Deputies shall enjoy parliamentary immunity. No member of the National Assembly may be pursued, investigated, arrested, detained or tried for his opinions or votes that arise from the exercise of his functions. No member of the National Assembly may, during the time when parliament is in session, be pursued or arrested in a criminal or correctional manner without the authorization of the National Assembly, except in the case of a flagrant offense. No member of the National Assembly may, outside of session, be arrested except with the authorization of the Office of the National Assembly, except in the case of a flagrant offense, authorized pursuits or definite condemnation. The detention or pursuit of a member of the National Assembly shall be suspended if the National Assembly demands it.
Organizational law shall establish the number of members of the National Assembly, their indemnities, conditions of eligibility, scheme of ineligibilities and incompatibilities. Organizational law shall also determine the conditions for election of those called to assure, in the case of a vacant seat, the replacement of Deputies until the re-election of the National Assembly.
Every imperative mandate is null. The right to vote of the members of the National Assembly is individual. Organizational law may authorize, for exceptional reasons, delegation of a vote. In this case no one may receive the delegation beyond what is mandated.
The National Assembly shall meet by their own right biannually. The first session shall commence on the first Monday of October. The session may not exceed seventy-five days. The second session shall commence on the first of April and may not exceed a duration of ninety days.
The National Assembly may meet in an extra session at the request of the Prime Minister or by an order from a majority of the members. When an extra session is held on demand of the members of the National Assembly, the end of the session shall come as soon as the business for which the session was called is completed, and at most fifteen days after the date of reunion. The Prime Minister may demand a new session by order before the end of the month that follows the closing of session.
Except for the case in which the National Assembly meets by their own right, extra sessions shall be commenced and brought to a close by decree of the President of the Republic.
The National Assembly shall establish its own procedure. The President of the National Assembly shall be elected for the duration of the legislature.
The sessions of the National Assembly shall be public. However, they may meet in a closed session by their own initiative or on demand by the Prime Minister. Their internal procedure shall establish the methodology a closed session. The account of the internal debates from public sessions shall be published in the Official Journal.