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The National Council (French: Conseil National) is the parliament (legislative body) of the Principality of Monaco. Its twenty four members are elected from lists by universal suffrage for five-year terms, and though it may act independently of the Prince, he may dissolve it at any time, provided that new elections be held within three months.

The Council meets at least twice per year to vote on the country's budget and vote on the bills proposed by the Prince's government. Ordinances (executive orders) are debated in the Council of Government and, once approved, must be submitted to the Prince within eighty days for his signature, which makes them legally enforceable. If he does not express opposition within ten days of submission, they become valid. The current president of the national council is Stéphane Valeri of UPM who was elected in February 2003.


Presidents of the National Council

  • Eugene Marquet 1911–1914
  • Eugene Marquet 1918–1928
  • Jean Marsan 1929–1929
  • Eugene Marquet 1930–1933
  • Henri Settimo 1933–1944
  • Charles Bellando de Castro 1944–1950
  • Louis Aureglia 1950–1954
  • Joseph Simon 1954–1955
  • Louis Aureglia 1955–1958
  • Joseph Simon 1958–1959
  • Joseph Simon 1962–1968
  • August Medecin 1968–1978
  • Jean-Charles Rey 1978–1993
  • Jean-Louis Cambora 1993–2003
  • Stephane Valeri February, 2003–Present

Latest election

e • d  Summary of the 9 February 2003 National Council of Monaco election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Union for Monaco (Union pour Monaco): 60,339 58.5 21
Rally for Monaco - National and Democratic Union (Union nationale et démocratique) 42,892 41.5 3
Total 103,231   24

Past elections

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