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Speaker Of The House Of Assembly (other)
Speaker of the House of Assembly may refer to any of the following presiding officers ("speakers") of legislative bodies styled Houses of Assembly: Anguilla *Speaker of the Anguilla House of Assembly Australia *Speaker of South Australian House of Assembly *Speaker of the Tasmanian House of Assembly Bahamas *Speaker of the Bahamas House of Assembly Barbados *Speaker of the Barbados House of Assembly Bermuda *Speaker of the House of Assembly of Bermuda Canada *Speaker of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly *Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly Dominica *Speaker of the House of Assembly of Dominica Gibraltar *Speaker of the Gibraltar House of Assembly (renamed Gibraltar Parliament in 2006) Kiribati *Speaker of the House of Assembly of Kiribati Nigeria : Nigeria's state legislatures are styled "houses of assembly", each chaired by a speaker: *Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly *Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly *Speaker of the Ka ...
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Speaker (politics)
The speaker of a deliberative assembly, especially a legislative body, is its presiding officer, or the chair. The title was first used in 1377 in England. Usage The title was first recorded in 1377 to describe the role of Thomas de Hungerford in the Parliament of England.Lee Vol 28, pp. 257,258. The speaker's official role is to moderate debate, make rulings on procedure, announce the results of votes, and the like. The speaker decides who may speak and has the powers to discipline members who break the procedures of the chamber or house. The speaker often also represents the body in person, as the voice of the body in ceremonial and some other situations. By convention, speakers are normally addressed in Parliament as 'Mister Speaker', if a man, or 'Madam Speaker', if a woman. In other cultures, other styles are used, mainly being equivalents of English "chairman" or "president". Many bodies also have a speaker '' pro tempore'' (or deputy speaker), designated to fill in ...
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