Costa Rica

Legislative Assembly


Data on parliament’s budget role and activities

Parliamentary powers to amend the budget
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The Legislative Assembly can modify the budget but the effectiveness of any increase in expenditures originally budgeted by the Executive must be justified by the Office of the Comptroller General if revenue to cover them is not specified.
Constitution, art. 179
Parliament has a specialized unit to conduct budgetary analysis For example, a Parliamentary Budget Office.
Number of staff (full-time equivalent positions)
Date when parliament received the draft budget from the government, per year
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Date when parliament adopted the budget, per year
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