Without the confidence of the House, the new federal government cannot work. Following a debate on the government statement, the government must have the support of at least 76 deputies. Members of the House who support the government constitute the majority, while others form the opposition.
The House controls the federal government. It alone can bring the government or a minister to order and, if necessary, withdraw its confidence in the government. The interpellation is one means of control available to members. Hundreds of interpellations are being developed every year.