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Chamber of Deputies

Start and end of mandate

Start of the parliamentary mandate for newly elected members
At the first sitting of the chamber
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Start of the parliamentary mandate for appointed members
Not applicable
End of the parliamentary mandate
On the last day of the chamber’s term (including in the case of early dissolution)
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Speaker

Mode of designation of the Speaker
The Speaker is elected from among the members of parliament/chamber
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Authority that designates the Speaker When the Speaker is designated from outside parliament.
Not applicable
Rank of the Speaker in the hierarchy of the State The Speaker often has a very high rank in the protocollary hierarchy of the State.
Speaker becomes interim Head of State in the event of the latter’s death or incapacity In some countries, the Speaker acts as interim Head of State when required by the circumstances, such as death or incapacity.
No
Speaker's mandate continues between legislatures The mandate of the Speaker may continue until their successor is elected, even after the dissolution of parliament/chamber.
No
Speaker terms
The term of the Speaker is different from the term of the house The term of the Speaker may be different from the term of the House (legislature).
No
Speaker's term The term may be shorter than one year.
1 Year

Immunity and code of conduct

Parliament’s authorization is required for the detention or prosecution of members
Yes, except for flagrant delicto
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Notes
see arts 68 and 69 of the constitution. the arrest of a member during the session requires, except in flagrante delicto cases, the prior authorization of the chamber. such authorization is not required to enforce sentences, even custodial sentences, handed down against a member.
There is a Code of conduct for members

Salaries and allowances

Basic salary
Not available
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Periodicity of attendance allowance Attendance allowances may for example be paid by day, month, year or session.
Other (please specify)
Notes
« jeton » par demi-journée de présence
Members pay income tax on salaries Salaries and/or allowances may be subject to income tax or equivalent.
Yes
Members pay income tax on allowances Salaries and/or allowances may be subject to income tax or equivalent.
Yes
Members can have remunerated employment outside parliament Certain parliaments allow MPs to exercise other remunerated employment outside parliament.
Members are required to declare income from other employment to parliament In certain countries, MPs exercising other employment may be required to declare their income.
No
List of the other allowances provided for constituency work
Par contre, le trajet pour se rendre au parlement pour les réunions de commission et les séances plénières est remboursé à hauteur de 0,4 €/km
Facilities, services and allowances for constituency work
Personal staff to work directly for the parliamentarian The personal staff to work directly for the parliamentarian is different from parliamentary staff work for the secretariat of Parliament.
Office at parliament
Constituency office Certain countries provide for an office at constituency if it’s different from a seat of parliament, which is often in the capital. The office at constituency is applicable mainly to the countries using the Plurality/Majority system of elections.
Other cash or in-kind allowances for constituency work The common in-kind allowances for constituency work include those for travel, overnight stay, etc.
No
Additional salaries and allowances for leadership positions
List of salaries and allowances for leadership positions
Salary Allowances
Speaker yes
Committee Chair no
Parliament determines the amount of salaries Some parliaments determine the amount of salaries of MPs. The amount may be set by other institution than parliament.
Yes
Name of the body (or bodies) in parliament which determines the amount
Vote en séance plénière sur proposition de loi. En l’occurrence, l’art. 126 de la loi électorale modifiée du 18 février 2003 règle la rémunération des membres de la Chambre des Députés. Traditionnellement, la loi électorale est modifiée à l’initiative du parlement. Rien n’empêche en principe le gouvernement de soumettre un projet de loi modifiant ces dispositions.
Parliament determines the amount of allowances Some parliaments determine the amount of allowances of MPs. The amount may be set by other institution than parliament.
Yes
Name of the body (or bodies) in parliament which determines the amount
Vote en séance plénière sur proposition de loi. En l’occurrence, l’art. 126 de la loi électorale modifiée du 18 février 2003 règle la rémunération des membres de la Chambre des Députés. Traditionnellement, la loi électorale est modifiée à l’initiative du parlement. Rien n’empêche en principe le gouvernement de soumettre un projet de loi modifiant ces dispositions.
The parliamentary salary is determined in reference to another salary scale In some countries, the amount of parliamentary salary is determined in reference to another salary scale, such as civil service salary scale, ministerial salary or the minimum wage of the country.
Reference scale used for parliamentary salaries Reference scale used for parliamentary salaries: Civil service salary scale; Ministerial salary; Minimum wage; Other (please specify)
Other (please specify)
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Notes
Durant son mandat, le parlementaire jouit d’une indemnité annuelle correspondant à un nombre de points indiciaires fixe établi par la loi électorale (art. 126). La valeur du point indiciaire est réglée par la loi.
The data valid for the year
2012

Participation in the government

Members of the government must also be members of parliament Members of the government must also be members of parliament: Must be a member of parliament; Cannot be a member of parliament; Can be a member of parliament; Other
Cannot be a member of parliament
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Number of members of the parliament/chamber who are also members of the government
Not available
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