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Belarus

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House of Representatives

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theCouncil of the Republic

Parliamentary budget

Legal document(s) specifying parliament’s power over its budget Legal document(s) specifying parliament’s power over its budget: Constitution; Standing Orders of Parliament; Other
Standing Orders of Parliament
Other
Responsibility for preparing the proposal for the parliamentary budget Responsibility for preparing the proposal for the parliamentary budget: Parliament; The Executive; Parliament and the Executive together; Other
Parliament and the Executive together
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Decision-making about the maximum amount of the parliamentary budget Decision-making about the maximum amount of the parliamentary budget: Parliament decides the maximum amount of the budget; The amount of the budget is agreed between Parliament and the Executive; The Executive decides the maximum amount of the budget; Other
The amount of the budget is agreed between Parliament and the Executive
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Decision-making about the allocation of the parliamentary budget Decision-making about the allocation of the parliamentary budget: Parliament decides how to allocate the budget; The Executive can request Parliament to modify the budget allocation; The Executive can require Parliament to modify the budget allocation; The Executive decides how to allocate the budget; Other
Parliament decides how to allocate the budget
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National currency
Belarusian rouble (BYN)
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PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor
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Parliament’s budget, per year
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Notes For some parliaments, data can not be presented on an annual basis, for example because parliamentary sessions run from April to March of the following year. In such cases, the period to which the data corresponds is specified here.
Note on the 2016 redenomination of the currency: On 1 July 2016, Belarus introduced a new ruble (BYN) by redenominating the old ruble (BYR) at the conversion rate of BYR 10,000 = 1 BYN. Figures appearing prior to 2016 in New Parline have been converted into BYN at this rate for the sake of consistency. The PPP conversion factor from 2013 has also been updated. Note sur la nouvelle dénomination de la monnaie (2016) Le 1er juillet 2016, le Bélarus a introduit un nouveau rouble (BYN) en donnant une nouvelle dénomination à l’ancien rouble (BYR), avec un taux de conversion fixé à BYR 10 000 = 1 BYN. Par souci de cohérence, les montants d’avant 2016 indiqués dans New Parline ont été convertis à ce taux. Le facteur de conversion PPA de l’année 2013 a également été mis à jour.
Budget for the chamber
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Not applicable. There is not a separate budget for each chamber in a bicameral parliament.
No
State budget, per year
Not available
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Parliamentary staff

The parliamentary administration is independent from the government Members of the parliamentary administration may be fully independent from the government For example, certain countries have a ‘parliamentary civil service’ that is different from the general civil service, which works for the Executive.
Parliament has control over the recruitment of parliamentary staff Certain parliaments control the recruitment of parliamentary staff. Parliament decides - independently from the government- when to recruit staff, what procedures to use, who to recruit, etc.
There is an official gender equality policy in the parliamentary administration Certain parliaments may have an official gender equality policy which may, for instance, address to the recruitment and promotion of women in the parliamentary administration.
Not applicable. The staff work for the entire parliament.
No

Secretary General

Authority that selects the Secretary General Authority that selects the Secretary General.
Bureau/Parliamentary board
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Parliament votes to approve the selection of the Secretary General
Length of term of the Secretary General
Previous occupation of the current Secretary General
Member of parliament