A state of siege shall be decreed in the Council of Ministers on the recommendation of the National Assembly. The National Assembly shall reconvene without need of sanction if it is not in session. The extension of the state of siege beyond fifteen days may only be authorised by the National Assembly.
For the execution of its programme the government shall be able to request authorisation from the National Assembly to take by rulings, and for a limited period, measures that normally fall within the domain of the law. Such authorisation shall take the form of an enabling law. Rulings shall be taken by the Council of Ministers on the recommendation of the Constitutional Court.