Proroguing of 1st Session, Opening of Second Session

The First Session of the 11th Republican Parliament will be prorogued at midnight on Monday September 19, 2016. The Second Session of the 11th Republican Parliament will open on Friday September 23, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

Please note that this will not be a Ceremonial Opening of Parliament, meaning that His Excellency the President will not be addressing members of both Houses. Instead both Houses will meet at the same time, the proclamation will be read in both Houses, and both Houses will conduct preliminary business before adjourning.

The proceedings of the House of Representatives will be carried live on the Parliament Channel, on Parliament Radio 105.5 FM and on our YouTube Channel, ParlView. The proceedings of the Senate will be broadcast shortly thereafter.