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Consultative Council

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theState Council


Data on parliamentary sessions, parliamentary committees and parliamentary groups.


Number of ordinary sessions of parliament per year
the number differs from year to year. it ranges between 20 to 28 sessions depending on the topics under discussion. on average -- 22 sessions.
Dates of parliamentary sessions
Dates of parliamentary sessions
Parliament is usually in ordinary session Extraordinary sessions can be held
January x
February x
March x
April x
May x
June x
November x
December x
Number of days parliament met in plenary, per year
Not available
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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
Independent members can jointly form a parliamentary group
Several parties can jointly form a parliamentary group
Relevant provisions about parliamentary groups in the parliamentary rules of procedure
Not applicable