Portugal

Assembly of the Republic

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
Notes
The day before the new legislature meets.

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.
Yes
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.
Yes
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).
Yes
Speaker's term The term may be shorter than one year.
4 Years
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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
in cases of flagrant delicto in which the maximum penalty is 3 or more years, an mp may be detained. the courts must seek authorization from the assembly, the ethics committee must conduct a report, and the plenary must vote on the matter.

Salaries and allowances

Basic salary The figures are the gross amount before tax in national currency.
50,894
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Names of the basic allowances
• Representation allowance according to the category of the parliamentary functions or due to being a MP in exclusivity
• Travel allowance within Portugal (€69,19/day) and abroad for official business (€100,24/day) and to attend parliamentary meetings (€23,05/day for attendance coming from Greater Lisbon or €69,19/day if travelling from outside Greater Lisbon).
• Transportation allowance: according to the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, art. 152.º nr. 2 (€376,32/month); concerning the Emigration Circle, up to €5.411,36/year for travel in Europe and up to 12.897,49/year for travel outside of Europe.

An attendance allowance is paid monthly, based on a sum of the days each member has attended, plus two days/week, as long as the week in reference has attendances to the parliamentary activities (€23,05/day for attendance coming from Greater Lisbon or €69,19/day if travelling from outside Greater Lisbon).
Periodicity of attendance allowance Attendance allowances may for example be paid by day, month, year or session.
Month
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.
Yes
List of the other allowances provided for constituency work
Transportation expenses equivalent to the weekly value of €0,36/km traveled between a member’s residence and the District Capital of the Constituency considering round trip. This is a weekly and taxed allowance, payed monthly unless the MP is absent for a week or more.
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.
Yes
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
Member salaries are indexed to the salary of the President of the Republic (@50%) via Law nr. 4/85, 9th of April (art. 16.º nr. 1), approved by parliament.
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.
No
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
Parliament’s own statutes, indexed to the national Public Servants salary scale. Members’ salary is indexed to that of the President of the Republic, at 50% of the President’s salary according to Law nº 4/85, Art. 16.1 (9th of April).
Salaries The percentage is calculated by dividing the amount of members' salaries and allowances by the total amount of parliament's budget.
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The data valid for the year
2020
Amount of allowances received by each member
No

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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