Standing Committees of the Council of the Republic
To manage the law-making work, pre-consider and prepare issues referred to the competence of the National Assembly and also to exercise supervisory functions, the chambers elect Standing Committees, which are permanent bodies of the chambers. Each of the Committees has a chairperson, a deputy chairperson and members. The chairperson of a Standing Committee is elected through a secret vote by a majority of the full membership of the chamber. A member of the Council of the Republic may be a member of only one Standing Committee. The chairpersons of the chambers as well as their deputies may not be elected members of the Standing Committees.
All in all, there are five Standing Committees in the Council of the Republic: