Benin

National Assembly

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Administration

Parliamentary and State budget

Legal document(s) specifying parliament’s power over its budget
Standing Orders of Parliament
Responsibility for preparing the proposal for the parliamentary budget
Parliament
Decision-making about the maximum amount of the parliamentary budget
Parliament decides the maximum amount of the budget
Decision-making about the allocation of the parliamentary budget
Parliament decides how to allocate the budget
National currency
West African CFA franc (XOF)
PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor
200.41
(2022)
Parliament’s budget, per year
17,078,749,880 XOF
(2020)
Parliament’s budget, per year in PPP
80,129,257
(2020)
Offices included in the parliamentary budget
No information available
State budget, per year
2,452,019,200,000 XOF
(2020)
Proportion of the State budget devoted to parliament, per year
0.007
(2020)

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)
207
(2020)

Secretary General

Authority that selects the Secretary General
The Speaker
Chamber/Parliament votes to approve the selection of the Secretary General
No
Length of term of the Secretary General
No fixed term
Previous occupation of the current Secretary General
Other

Notes: cabinet director for the minister of public administration

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