Colombia

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
1371.39 (2016)
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Budget for the chamber
238,248,913,360 (2017)
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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 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.
Number of permanent staff for each chamber
298 (2017)
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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 Senate 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
Parliamentary staff