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Latvia

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Parliament

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
Standing Orders of Parliament
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
Parliament decides the maximum amount of the budget
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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
Not available
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Parliament’s budget, per year
Not available
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Notes For some parliaments, data can not be presented on an annual basis, for example because parliamentary sessions run from April to March of the following year. In such cases, the period to which the data corresponds is specified here.
Note on the currency changes:
 Latvia joined the European Union in 2004 and adopted the euro on 1 January 2014 at the conversion rate of €1 = 0.702804 Latvian Lat. Figures in New Parline appearing prior to 2014 have been converted into euro at this rate for the sake of consistency. PPP conversion factor for the year 2013 has also been updated.
 
 Note concernant le passage à l’euro :
 La Lettonie a adhéré à l’Union européenne en 2004 et a rejoint la zone euro le 1er janvier 2014. Le taux de conversion irréversible a été fixé à 0,702804 lat letton pour un euro. Par souci de cohérence, les montants d’avant 2014 indiqués dans New Parline ont été convertis à ce taux. Le facteur de conversion PPA pour l’année 2013 a également été mis à jour.
Not applicable. There is not a separate budget for each chamber in a bicameral parliament.
Yes
State budget, per year
Not available
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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 employed by parliament (full time equivalent (FTE) positions)
Not available
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Number of full time staff if the number of full time equivalent (FTE) positions is not available. In case the full time equivalent (FTE) positions are not available, parliaments provide the number of full-time persons by head count.
368
The number of part-time persons if the number of full time equivalent (FTE) positions is not available. In case the full time equivalent (FTE) positions are not available, parliaments provide the number of part-time persons by head count.
63
Not applicable. The staff work for the entire parliament.
Yes

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
Member of parliament