Parliament Day in Croatia Date in the current year: May 30, 2016

Parliament Day in Croatia Parliament Day is annually observed in Croatia on May 30. The date was chosen as the anniversary of the first convocation of the multi-party parliament on May 30, 1990.

Originally May 30 used to be Statehood Day and it marked the anniversary of constitution of the first post-Communist multi-party Parliament of Croatia. But since 2002 June 25 prevailed as Statehood Day, celebrating declaration of independence from Yugoslavia. And May 30 became Parliament Day, which is not an official day-off.

The Croatian Parliament (the Sabor) consists of 151 members, who are elected for a 4-year term by secret ballot. 140 members of the Sabor are elected in multi-seat constituencies, 3 from Croatian diaspora and 8 from the minorities. Speaker presides the parliament.

The powers of the Sabor are defined by the Constitution of Croatia. The parliament regulates economic, legal and political relations in Croatia, it also has the right to deploy the Croatian armed forces abroad and restrict some of the constitutional rights during wartime.

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