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France

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National Assembly

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

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
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
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
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
Euro (EUR)
PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor
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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
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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
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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.
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
Parliamentary staff