Parliament has released the order of proceedings that will take place during the first sitting of the National Assembly on Wednesday.

About 400 designated members will be sworn in as MPs by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.

Parliament says guests that are attending the sitting and political party candidates who have to be sworn in are expected to arrive from 8:30 and have to be seated in the Chamber by 10:15.

According to the order of the day, the Chief Justice will open proceedings of the House at 10:30. This will be followed by swearing in members in groups of 10, who will be taking an oath or an affirmation.

After the swearing in of MPs, Mogoeng will call for nominations of candidates for the election of the Speaker.

If there is more than one nomination, the election will be conducted through the use of a secret ballot.

Counting of ballot papers will be done in the presence of the Chief Justice and the results announced.

After the election of the Speaker, she will preside over the election of the deputy. If there is more than one nomination for the position of Deputy Speaker, the same secret ballot votingĀ  procedure will be done, counting of ballot papers will be carried out in the presence of the Chief Justice and the results announced.

The order of the day further states that the House will adjourn at lunch time and reconvene at 2pm when the Chief Justice will preside over the election of the President.

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