Argentina

Senate

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Administration

Parliamentary and State budget

Legal document(s) specifying parliament’s power over its budget
Standing Orders of Parliament
Other

Notes: Law 24156 "Financial Administration and Control Systems" – Official Bulletin, 29 October 1992.

Responsibility for preparing the proposal for the parliamentary budget
Parliament
Decision-making about the maximum amount of the parliamentary budget
The amount of the budget is agreed between Parliament and the Executive
Decision-making about the allocation of the parliamentary budget
Parliament decides how to allocate the budget
National currency
Argentinean Pesos (ARS)
PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor
67.45
(2022)
Parliament’s budget, per year
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Parliament’s budget, per year in PPP
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Offices included in the parliamentary budget
Supreme Audit Institution/National Audit Office
Budget for the chamber
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There is a separate budget for each chamber in a bicameral parliament
Yes
(2023)
State budget, per year
893,874,699,680 ARS
(2022)
Proportion of the State budget devoted to parliament, per year
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Parliamentary staff

The parliamentary administration is independent from the government
Yes
Parliament has control over the recruitment of parliamentary staff
Yes
There is one or more gender equality policy that applies to the parliamentary administration
No
Links to gender equality policies
No information available
Number of staff employed by the parliament (FTE)
7,807
(2022)
Number of staff employed by the chamber (FTE)
2,822
(2023)
Not applicable. The staff work for the entire parliament.
No

Secretary General

Authority that selects the Secretary General
Other

Notes: plenary

Chamber/Parliament votes to approve the selection of the Secretary General
Yes
Length of term of the Secretary General
The same as the term of the Speaker
Previous occupation of the current Secretary General
No information available

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No