Article 62. The National Assembly shall be vested with the legislative authority and shall exercise parliamentary control.
Article 63. The National Assembly shall consist of 240 members.
(2) In case of war, armed hostilities or another state of emergency occurring during or after the expiry of the National Assembly's term, its mandate shall be extended until the expire of the circumstances.
(3) Elections for a new National Assembly shall be held within two months from the expiry of the mandate of the preceding one.
(2) A candidate for a National Assembly seat holding a state post shall resign upon the registration of his candidacy.
Article 66. The legitimacy of an election may be contested before the Constitutional Court by a procedure established by a law.
(2) Members of the National Assembly shall act on the basis of the Constitution and the laws and in accordance with their conscience and convictions.
(2) A Member of the National Assembly elected as a minister shall cease to serve as a Member during his term of office as a minister. During that period, he shall be substituted in the National Assembly in a manner established by a law.
Article 69. Members of the National Assembly shall not be held criminally liable for their opinions or votes in the National Assembly.
Article 70. A Member of the National Assembly shall be immune from detention or criminal prosecution except for the perpetration of a grave crime, when a warrant from the National Assembly or, in between its session, from the Chairman of the National Assembly, shall be required. No warrant shall be required when a Member is detained in the course of committing a grave crime; the National Assembly or, in between its session, the Chairman of the National Assembly, shall be notified forthwith.
Article 71. The National Assembly shall establish the emoluments of its Members.
(2) Instances 1 and 2 shall require a resolution of the National Assembly; instance 3 shall require a ruling by the Constitutional Court.
Article 73. The National Assembly shall be organized and shall act in accordance with the Constitution and its own internal rules.
Article 74. The National Assembly shall be a permanently acting body. It shall be free to determine its recesses.
Article 75. A newly elected National Assembly shall be convened for a first session by the President of the Republic within a month following its election. Should the President fail to do so, it shall be convened by one-fifth of the Members of the National Assembly.
(2) At the first session the Members shall swear the following oath: "I swear in the name of the Republic of Bulgaria to observe the Constitution and the laws of the country and in all my actions to be guided by the interests of the people. I am sworn."
(3) The National Assembly shall elect at the same session its Chairman and Vice Chairmen.
(2) The Vice Chairmen of the National Assembly shall assist the Chairman and carry out any activities devolved by him.
Article 78. The National Assembly shall be convened for its sessions by its Chairman: 1. on his own initiative; 2. at the request of one-fifth of its members; 3. at the request of the President; 4. at the request of the Council of Ministers.
(2) The permanent committees shall aid the work of the National Assembly and shall exercise parliamentary control on its behalf.
(3) Ad hoc committees shall be elected to conduct inquiries and investigations.
Article 80. Any official or citizen summoned by a parliamentary commission shall be obligated to testify and present any required documents.
(2) The National Assembly shall pass laws and other acts by a majority of more than one-half of the present Members, except when a qualified majority is required by the Constitution.
(3) Voting shall be personal and open, except when the Constitution requires or the National Assembly resolves on a secret ballot.
Article 82. Sessions of the National Assembly shall be public. The National Assembly may by exception resolve to hold some sessions behind closed doors.
(2) The National Assembly and the parliamentary committees shall be free to order ministers to attend their sessions and respond to questions.
Article 84. The National Assembly shall: 1. pass, amend, and rescind the laws; 2. pass the state budget bill and the budget report; 3. establish the taxes and their size; 4. schedule the elections for a President of the Republic; 5. resolve on the holding of a national referendum; 6. elect and dismiss the Prime Minister and, on his motion, the members of the Council of Ministers; effect changes in the government on a motion from the Prime Minister; 7. create, transform and close down ministries on a motion from the Prime Minister; 8. elect and dismiss the Governor of the Bulgarian National Bank and the heads of other institutions established by a law; 9. approve state-loan agreements; 10. resolve on the declaration of war and conclusion of peace; 11. approve any deployment and use of Bulgarian armed forces outside the country's borders, and the deployment of foreign troops on the territory of the country or their crossing of that territory., 12. on a motion from the President or the Council of Ministers, introduce martial law or a state of emergency on all or part of the country's territory; 13. grant amnesty; 14. institute orders and medals; 15. establish the official holidays.
(2) Treaties ratified by the National Assembly may be amended or denounced only by their built-in procedure or in accordance with the universally acknowledged norms of international law.
(3) The conclusion of an international treaty requiring an amendment to the Constitution shall be preceded by the passage of such an amendment.
(2) The laws and resolutions passed by the National Assembly shall be binding on all state bodies, all organizations and all citizens.
(2) The State Budget Bill shall be drawn up and presented by the Council of Ministers.
(2) All other acts of the National Assembly shall require a single ballot. Each passed act shall be promulgated in Durzhaven Vestnik (The State Gazette) within l5 days from its passage.
(3) Should the National Assembly reject a vote of no confidence in the Council of Ministers, the next motion for a vote of no confidence on the same grounds shall not be made before the expiry of six months.
(2) A motion by one-fifth of the Members of the National Assembly shall be required to turn an interpolation into a debate on which a resolution shall be passed.
(2) The organization, authority and procedures by which the Accountancy Chamber shall act shall be established by a law.