Burundi

National Assembly

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
When the election results are declared
Date of start of mandate for newly elected members
No information available
Start of the parliamentary mandate for appointed members
Other

Notes: When election results are declared. The official proclamation refers to Deputies elected as well as co-opted in accordance with the Constitution.

Date of start of mandate for appointed members
No information available
End of the parliamentary mandate
When the mandates of the new members are validated
Date of end of mandate
No information available

Speaker

Mode of designation of the Speaker
The Speaker is elected from among the members of parliament/chamber
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
No

Speaker terms

The term of the Speaker is different from the term of the house
Yes
Speaker's term
5 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: deputies may be detained when parliament is not in session only if they have been caught in flagrante delicto, their prosecution has already been authorized or they have been convicted and exhausted all avenues of appeal (article 13 of the rules of procedure of the national assembly).

There is a Code of conduct for members
No

Salaries and allowances

Members are paid salaries by parliament
Yes
(2020)
Basic salary, per year
2,125,200 BIF
(2020)
Basic salary, per year in PPP
3,301
(2020)
Basic allowances
No information available
Names of the basic allowances
No information available
Attendance allowance
450,000 BIF
Attendance allowance in PPP
834
Periodicity of attendance allowance
Month
Members pay income tax on salaries
No
Members pay income tax on allowances
No
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
No
Office at parliament
Yes
Constituency office
No
Housing
Yes
Other cash or in-kind allowances for constituency work
Yes

Notes: Les descentes dans les circonscriptions électorales

Additional salaries and allowances for leadership positions
List of salaries and allowances for leadership positions
Salary Allowances
Speaker
Committee Chair No

Notes: N/A

Salary of the Speaker
No information available
Parliament determines the amount of salaries
No information available
Name of the institution outside parliament which determines the amount
No information available
Parliament determines the amount of allowances
Yes
Name of the body (or bodies) in parliament which determines the amount

Bureau

Name of the institution outside parliament which determines the amount
No information available
The parliamentary salary is determined in reference to another salary scale
No
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
Click for historical data

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