Argentina

Senate

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Parliamentary mandate

Start and end of mandate

Start of the parliamentary mandate for newly elected members
At a fixed date
Date of start of mandate for newly elected members
No information available
Start of the parliamentary mandate for appointed members
Not applicable
Date of start of mandate for appointed members
No information available
End of the parliamentary mandate
At a fixed date
Date of end of mandate
No information available

Speaker

Mode of designation of the Speaker
Other

Notes: The Vice President is Speaker of the Senate. However, a "pro tempore" Speaker is elected as well.

Authority that designates the Speaker when the Speaker is designated from outside parliament.
Not applicable
Rank of the Speaker in the hierarchy of the State
Second
Speaker becomes interim Head of State in the event of the latter’s death or incapacity
Yes
Speaker's mandate continues between legislatures
Yes

Speaker terms

The term of the Speaker is different from the term of the house
Yes
Speaker's term
4 Years
Fixed election date for the Speaker, if any
No information available

Immunity and code of conduct

Parliament’s authorization is required for the detention or prosecution of members
Yes, except for flagrant delicto

Notes: in cases of flagrante delicto, a report of the facts must be prepared and presented to the house. a vote of two-thirds of the chamber is required to suspend the accused and initiate prosecution (constitution, art. 60 and 70). immunities for legislators, civil servants and magistrates are regulated by law 25320.

There is a Code of conduct for members
No

Salaries and allowances

Members are paid salaries by parliament
Yes
(2023)
Basic salary, per year
358,454 ARS
(2021)
Basic salary, per year in PPP
8,428
(2021)
Basic allowances
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Basic allowance in PPP
43,472
Names of the basic allowances

Representation and living allowances

Periodicity of attendance allowance
Other
Members pay income tax on salaries
Yes
Members pay income tax on allowances
Yes
Members can have remunerated employment outside parliament
Yes
Members are required to declare income from other employment to parliament
Yes
Additional salaries and allowances provided for leadership positions
No information available

Facilities, services and allowances for constituency work

Personal staff to work directly for the parliamentarian
Yes
Office at parliament
Yes
Constituency office
No
Housing
No
Other cash or in-kind allowances for constituency work
Yes

Notes: Air and Overground travel

Additional salaries and allowances for leadership positions
List of salaries and allowances for leadership positions
Salary Allowances
Speaker No No
Committee Chair No No
Salary of the Speaker
No information available
Parliament determines the amount of salaries
Yes
Name of the body (or bodies) in parliament which determines the amount

Presidency of Senate

Parliament determines the amount of allowances
Yes
Name of the body (or bodies) in parliament which determines the amount

Presidency of Senate

Name of the institution outside parliament which determines the amount
No information available
The parliamentary salary is determined in reference to another salary scale
Yes
Reference scale used for parliamentary salaries
Civil service salary scale

Notes: Salary aligned with the position of 'Director' in Congress

Information on salaries and allowances on the parliamentary website

Senators can opt-out of publishing such information

Year data was last reported
No information available

Participation in the government

Members of the government must also be members of parliament
Cannot be a member of parliament
Members for whom data is available
71
(2023)

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