Article 42 – MPs’ rights and duties

1. MPs are independent and are only answerable to the electors of their constituency.

2. Every MP enjoys full freedom when casting his/her vote, and is therefore not obliged to follow any party discipline.

3. Criminal prosecution of MPs will be dealt by a natural judge laid down by law, prior authorization by the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of the republic, the sole body competent to lift parliamentary immunity in case of crime.