Opening of Parliament

This is the main ceremonial event at Parliament and takes place once a year, usually in February. At this occasion, the State President officially opens the parliamentary session for the year. The opening ceremony marks the start of the legislative year. It is a day of national celebration that is broadcast live on national radio and television. The three main Branches of the State – the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary – take part in the proceedings during the opening of Parliament. The opening address by the State President usually focuses on the achievements of Parliament and upcoming legislation.
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