Guatemala

Congress of the Republic

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: Constitution, Art. 166

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

Sources:

Constitution, Art. 166

Organic Law of the Legislature, Art. 4

Decree Number 63-94 of the Congress of the Republic

Parliament has the power to approve key government appointments
No
Parliament/chamber has the power to approve key government appointments
Yes
Number of written questions asked, per year
0
(2022)
Number of written questions answered by the government, per year
0
(2022)
Percentage of written questions answered by the government, per year
0.0%
(2022)
Parliament/chamber has power to carry out inquiries
Yes
Number of parliamentary inquiries, per year
0
(2022)

Head of State and/or Government

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

Notes: Parliament swears the President and Vice-President into office.

Sources: Constitution, Art. 165b

The Head of Government is also the Head of State
Yes
Parliament’s role in the designation of the Head of State
Parliament does not play a role

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
Individual members of the Executive

Sources: Constitution, art. 166-167

No confidence processes

There is a procedure for parliament to express no confidence in the following persons/institution
Individual members of the Executive

Sources: Constitution, art. 167

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