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Poland

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Sejm

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Structure

Data on parliamentary sessions, parliamentary committees and parliamentary groups.

Sessions

Number of ordinary sessions of parliament per year
Notes
the work of the parliament is not divided into sessions. there are some 25 plenary sittings of the sejm each year. usually, each month there is at least one sitting.
Dates of parliamentary sessions
Dates of parliamentary sessions
Parliament is usually in ordinary session Extraordinary sessions can be held
January x x
February x x
March x x
April x x
May x x
June x x
July x x
August x x
September x x
October x x
November x x
December x 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.
Yes

Committees

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.
Number of parliamentary groups
Not available
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Not applicable. There is no minimum number of members to form a parliamentary group
No
Independent members can jointly form a parliamentary group
Yes
Several parties can jointly form a parliamentary group
Yes
Relevant provisions about parliamentary groups in the parliamentary rules of procedure
Standing Orders of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland 1992 as amended, art. 8. The figures on the number of parliamentary groups include both clubs (consisting of more than 15 Deputies) and groups (consisting of between 3 to 14 Deputies).