Benin

National Assembly

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Oversight

Oversight tools

Parliament/Chamber has the power to summon members of the government
Yes

Sources: Internal rules

Parliament/chamber has the power to summon senior government officials
Yes

Sources: Internal Rules

Parliament has the power to approve key government appointments
Yes

Sources: Constitution

Approximate number of government appointments subject to parliamentary approval
22
Parliament/chamber has the power to approve key government appointments
Yes
Number of written questions asked, per year
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Number of written questions answered by the government, per year
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Percentage of written questions answered by the government, per year
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Parliament/chamber has power to carry out inquiries
Yes

Sources: Constitution; Internal rules

Number of parliamentary inquiries, per year
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Head of State and/or Government

Parliament’s role in the designation of the Head of Government
Parliament does not play a role

Sources: Constitution

The Head of Government is also the Head of State
Yes
Parliament’s role in the designation of the Head of State
No information available

Impeachment and confidence motions

Parliament is automatically dissolved when a motion of no confidence is adopted
Not applicable

Impeachment procedure

There is a procedure for parliament to dismiss or impeach the following persons/institution
Not applicable (there is no procedure)

Sources: Constitution

No confidence processes

There is a procedure for parliament to express no confidence in the following persons/institution
Not applicable (there is no procedure)

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