Presiding Officers: Speakers and Presidents of Legislatures

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Presiding Officers: Speakers and Presidents of Legislatures

This paper examines the role of presiding officers in three general models of legislatures: the Westminster Model, the U.S. Congress Model, and the French Bureau Model. It elaborates on the characteristics of each model and outlines the distinct responsibilities of presiding officers within each model.

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NDI
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1996