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 KCSE History and Government Paper 1 Revision Questions and Answers Set 3

What are the functions of the Speaker of the National Assembly?

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-He swears in MPs
-He presides over all debates in parliament.
-He determines the business to be conducted.
-Guides the debates and controls the order in which debates take place.
-Ensures that members respect and adhere to the rule of parliamentary debate.
-Keeps watch over the attendance of parliamentary proceedings.
-Can suspend a member who violates parliamentary rules.
-Acts as the spokesperson of the National Assembly.
-Allows/disallows closure of motions.