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What are the functions of the legislature?

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1. Lawmaking: The legislature enacts new laws, amends old laws and repeals unwanted laws. 

2. Deliberative: The Legislature conducts extensive discussions on matters of public importance, bills and the budget. 

3. Formulates policies: The legislature formulates domestic and foreign policy.

4. Controlling the executive: The legislature controls both the political and administrative executive, through questions, resolutions, and motions. A no-confidence motion is to express a lack of faith in and to oust the government.

5. Financial control: To enact money bills and budgets. 

6. Judicial: The judiciary can impeach the heads of state and the judges of the higher courts. 

7. Constitutional: the legislature amends the constitution. 

8. Electoral: It is part of the Electoral College that elects the head of the state. 

9. Ventilation of grievances: The legislature is a forum of complaints and formation of public opinion.

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