Data on parliamentary sessions, parliamentary committees and parliamentary groups.


Number of ordinary sessions of parliament per year
Number of days parliament met in plenary, per year
29 (2012)
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All languages recognized in the constitution can be used in plenary meetings Answer “Yes” includes the countries where only one language is recognized by the Constitution.


Number of permanent committees This number does not include sub-committees or joint committees in bicameral parliaments.

Parliamentary groups

Parliamentary groups are recognized in the parliamentary rules “Parliamentary groups” are the primary means by which political parties organize themselves in parliament. They may also be known as “party groups”, “caucuses” or “fractions”. They are different from all-party groups on specific issues, or inter-parliamentary friendship groups.
Not applicable. There is no minimum number of members to form a parliamentary group
Several parties can jointly form a parliamentary group
Relevant provisions about parliamentary groups in the parliamentary rules of procedure
There is no specific provision. It is upon the consensus of the relevant parties.