Bahrain

Council of Representatives

Political system
Monarchy
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:

Decree-Law No. 15 of 2002 regarding the Shura Council and the Council of Representatives

Decree-Law No. 39 of 2002 regarding the General Budget

The financial regulations of the Council of Representatives issued by Administrative Resolution No. 12 of 2014

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
Bahraini dinar (BHD)
PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor
0.19
(2022)
Parliament’s budget, per year
19,181,000 BHD
(2021)
Parliament’s budget, per year in PPP
100,952,632
(2021)
Offices included in the parliamentary budget
No information available
Budget for the chamber
10,235,000 BHD
(2022)
Chamber budget, per year in PPP
53,868,421
There is a separate budget for each chamber in a bicameral parliament
Yes
(2022)
State budget, per year
7,182,425,000 BHD
(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
Yes
Links to gender equality policies
Number of staff employed by the parliament (FTE)
395
(2021)
Number of staff employed by the chamber (FTE)
250
(2022)
Not applicable. The staff work for the entire parliament.
No

Secretary General

Authority that selects the Secretary General
No information available
Chamber/Parliament votes to approve the selection of the Secretary General
No information available
Length of term of the Secretary General
No information available
Previous occupation of the current Secretary General
Parliamentary staff

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