Brazil

Federal Senate

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Administration

Parliamentary and State budget

Legal document(s) specifying parliament’s power over its budget
Constitution
Responsibility for preparing the proposal for the parliamentary budget
Parliament
Decision-making about the maximum amount of the parliamentary budget
Other
Decision-making about the allocation of the parliamentary budget
Parliament decides how to allocate the budget
National currency
Brazilian Real (BRL)
PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor
2.58
(2022)
Parliament’s budget, per year
11,000,000,000 BRL
(2023)
Parliament’s budget, per year in PPP
4,313,725,490
(2023)
Offices included in the parliamentary budget
No information available
Budget for the chamber
4,479,648,175 BRL
(2022)
Chamber budget, per year in PPP
1,736,297,742
There is a separate budget for each chamber in a bicameral parliament
Yes
(2023)
State budget, per year
5,500,000,000,000 BRL
(2023)
Proportion of the State budget devoted to parliament, per year
0.002
(2023)

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)
20,709
(2021)
Number of staff employed by the chamber (FTE)
6,033
(2021)
Not applicable. The staff work for the entire parliament.
No

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
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