Argentina

Chamber of DeputiesSenate

Chamber of Deputies

Structure

Data on parliamentary sessions, parliamentary committees and parliamentary groups.

Sessions

Number of ordinary sessions of parliament per year
Notes
there is no determined number of sessions per year.
Dates of parliamentary sessions
Dates of parliamentary sessions
Parliament is usually in ordinary session Extraordinary sessions can be held
January x
February x
March x
April x
May x
June x
July x
August x
September x
October x
November x
December x
Number of days parliament met in plenary, per year
24 (2012)
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Committees

Number of permanent committees This number does not include sub-committees or joint committees in bicameral parliaments.

Parliamentary groups

Parliamentary groups are recognized in the parliamentary rules “Parliamentary groups” are the primary means by which political parties organize themselves in parliament. They may also be known as “party groups”, “caucuses” or “fractions”. They are different from all-party groups on specific issues, or inter-parliamentary friendship groups.
Number of parliamentary groups
34 (2013)
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Minimum number of members required to form a parliamentary group
Not applicable. There is no minimum number of members to form a parliamentary group
No
Percentage of members required to form a parliamentary group The percentage is calculated by dividing the minimum number of members required to form a parliamentary group by the statutory number of members of the parliament/chamber.
Independent members can jointly form a parliamentary group
Yes
Several parties can jointly form a parliamentary group
Yes
Relevant provisions about parliamentary groups in the parliamentary rules of procedure
Chamber of Deputies Rules, Chapter VII, Art. 55-57