Political system
Parliamentary 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
21
(2022)
Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
273
(2021-10 - 2021-11)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
21
(2021-10 - 2021-11)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
252
(2021-10 - 2021-11)
Percentage of laws initiated by parliament in the previous legislature
8%
(2021-10 - 2021-11)
Dates of the previous legislature
05 Oct 2015 to 04 Oct 2021
(2021-10 - 2021-11)
Outcome when the two chambers cannot agree on a piece of draft legislation
Other

Notes: Law-making is vested only in the lower house.

Sources: Constitution, art. 55(1)

Executive-legislative relations

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

Sources: Constitution, art. 57

Number of times the Head of State declined to give assent to legislation, per year
0
(2022)
Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation
Not applicable

Notes: If the President does not sign within 15 days a law becomes enforceable without his or her signature.

Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree
Not applicable

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