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Bahrain

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Shura Council

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theCouncil of Representatives

Law-making

Data on parliament’s law-making role and activities

Legislative activity

Number of laws adopted by parliament, per year
Not available
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Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
121
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
103
Percentage of laws initiated by parliament in the previous legislature The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of the laws adopted that were initiated by parliament by the total number of laws adopted in the previous legislature.
Dates of the previous legislature
07.12.2014 to 26.06.2018
Outcome when the two chambers cannot agree on a piece of draft legislation For bicameral parliaments: Outcome when the two chambers cannot agree on a piece of draft legislationNot applicable; The legislation cannot be adopted unless both chambers agree; The decision of the lower chamber will take effect after a certain deadline; The decision of the upper chamber will take effect after a certain deadline; Other (please specify) For bicameral parliaments: Outcome when the two chambers cannot agree on a piece of draft legislation
The decision of the lower chamber will take effect after a certain deadline
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, art. 81-85

Executive-legislative relations

Not applicable. The Head of State cannot decline to give assent to legislation adopted by parliament
No
Existence of a procedure to introduce emergency legislation
Not available
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Not applicable. There is no procedure to introduce emergency legislation.
No