Gambia (The)

National Assembly

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Parliamentary mandate

Start and end of mandate

Start of the parliamentary mandate for newly elected members
When the member is sworn in
Date of start of mandate for newly elected members
No information available
Start of the parliamentary mandate for appointed members
When the member is sworn in
Date of start of mandate for appointed members
No information available
End of the parliamentary mandate
On the day of new elections
Date of end of mandate
No information available

Speaker

Mode of designation of the Speaker
The Speaker is elected from among the members of parliament/chamber
Authority that designates the Speaker when the Speaker is designated from outside parliament.
Not applicable
Rank of the Speaker in the hierarchy of the State
Third
Speaker becomes interim Head of State in the event of the latter’s death or incapacity
Yes
Speaker's mandate continues between legislatures
No

Speaker terms

The term of the Speaker is different from the term of the house
Yes
Speaker's term
5 Years
Fixed election date for the Speaker, if any
No information available

Immunity and code of conduct

Parliament’s authorization is required for the detention or prosecution of members
Yes

Notes: office of the speaker should be notified before an arrest could take place in order to life immunity

There is a Code of conduct for members
Yes

Salaries and allowances

Members are paid salaries by parliament
Yes
(2020)
Basic salary, per year
480,000 GMD
(2021)
Basic salary, per year in PPP
27,666
(2021)
Basic allowances
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Basic allowance in PPP
1,785
Names of the basic allowances
No information available
Members pay income tax on salaries
Yes
Members pay income tax on allowances
No
Members can have remunerated employment outside parliament
No information available
Members are required to declare income from other employment to parliament
No information available
Additional salaries and allowances provided for leadership positions
Yes

Facilities, services and allowances for constituency work

Personal staff to work directly for the parliamentarian
Yes
Office at parliament
Yes
Constituency office
Yes
Housing
Yes
Other cash or in-kind allowances for constituency work
Yes
Additional salaries and allowances for leadership positions
List of salaries and allowances for leadership positions
Salary Allowances
Speaker Yes
Committee Chair Yes

Notes:

Per month:

GMD 618,540 – Speaker

GMD 341,100 – Deputy Speaker

GMD 330,588 – Majority Leader

GMD 300,000- Minority Leader

Salary of the Speaker
618,540 GMD
Parliament determines the amount of salaries
No
Name of the institution outside parliament which determines the amount
No information available
Parliament determines the amount of allowances
No information available
The parliamentary salary is determined in reference to another salary scale
Yes
Reference scale used for parliamentary salaries
Civil service salary scale

Notes: Prior to the separation of the Czech Republic and Slovakia,women were granted full universal suffrage in Czechoslovakia on 29 February 1920.

Information on salaries and allowances on the parliamentary website

Not Available.

Year data was last reported

2020

Participation in the government

Members of the government must also be members of parliament
Cannot be a member of parliament
Members for whom data is available
58
(2022)

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