Talk:Federal State of Austria
|WikiProject Former countries / Austria-Hungary||(Rated C-class)|
|WikiProject Austria||(Rated C-class, High-importance)|
The Bundesversammlung was not a legislative body in the strict sense of that word; it didn't vote on any bills. More importantly, it wasn't even a parliamentary body in the broader sense in which e.g. the modern Federal Assembly is one; neither the cabinet nor the president were answerable to it. The current Federal Assembly can impeach presidents or try to have the electorate oust them via referendum; the Ständestaat Federal Assembly couldn't have done either. Its only roles were
- vetting candidates for the office of president (an executive office),
- swearing in the president,
- deliberating declarations of war.