Rwanda

Structure

Data on parliamentary sessions, parliamentary committees and parliamentary groups.

Sessions

Number of ordinary sessions of parliament per year
Dates of parliamentary sessions
Dates of parliamentary sessions
Parliament is usually in ordinary session Extraordinary sessions can be held
January
February x
March x
April
May
June x
July x
August
September
October x
November x
December
Number of days parliament met in plenary, per year
61 (2017)
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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
(2015)
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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
No
Several parties can jointly form a parliamentary group
No
Relevant provisions about parliamentary groups in the parliamentary rules of procedure
Senators in the Upper House of Parliament in Rwanda are not elected on Partisan basis and this renders to existence of parliamentary Groups