Colombia

House of RepresentativesSenate

House of Representatives

Parliamentary budget

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
National currency
Colombian Peso (COP)
PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor
1358.65 (2021)
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Not applicable. There is not a separate budget for each chamber in a bicameral parliament.
No
State budget, per year
224,400,000,000,000 (2017)
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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 one or more gender equality policies that apply to the parliamentary administration Parliaments may have one or more official gender equality policies - or be subject to national policies, laws or guidelines - that address issues such as the recruitment and promotion of women staff, family-friendly work arrangements, and gender based-discrimination and harassment.
Not applicable. The staff work for the entire parliament.
No

Secretary General

Authority that selects the Secretary General Authority that selects the Secretary General.
Notes
The plenary session of the House of Representatives elects the Secretary General from among the candidates nominated by delegates of each political party.
Parliament votes to approve the selection of the Secretary General
Length of term of the Secretary General
A fixed number of years
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Length of the fixed term for the Secretary General (years)
2
Previous occupation of the current Secretary General
Other
Notes
Judge