Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Law-making

Data on parliament’s law-making role and activities

Legislative activity

Number of laws adopted by parliament, per year
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Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
255
(2014-07 - 2017-06)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
213
(2014-07 - 2017-06)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
42
(2014-07 - 2017-06)
Percentage of laws initiated by parliament in the previous legislature
84%
(2014-07 - 2017-06)
Dates of the previous legislature
No information available
Outcome when the two chambers cannot agree on a piece of draft legislation
The legislation cannot be adopted unless both chambers agree

Sources: Constitution, article 165

Executive-legislative relations

Legislation adopted by parliament requires the assent of the Head of State
Yes

Sources: Constitution, article 157, 165-168

Number of times the Head of State declined to give assent to legislation, per year
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Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation
The legislation is returned to Parliament for re-examination
The legislation is referred to the Constitutional/Supreme Court
Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree
Parliament

Existence of a procedure to introduce emergency legislation

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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