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Your one-stop-shop for information about national parliaments

Dominican Republic

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Senate

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theChamber of Deputies

Oversight

Data on parliament’s oversight role and activities

Oversight tools

Parliament has the power to summon members of the government
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, art. 93
Parliament has the power to summon senior government officials
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, art. 93
Parliament has the power to approve key government appointments Key government appointments include, for example, ambassadors or the head of the central bank.
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, art. 80
Parliament has power to carry out inquiries
Yes
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, art. 93

Head of State and/or Government

The Head of Government is also the Head of State
Yes

Impeachment and confidence motions

Parliament is automatically dissolved when a motion of no confidence is adopted In some countries, the adoption of a motion of no confidence in the Government automatically leads to the dissolution of Parliament in certain countries. In other cases, a new government can be formed.
Not applicable