Panama

National Assembly

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Administration

Parliamentary and State budget

Legal document(s) specifying parliament’s power over its budget
No information available
Responsibility for preparing the proposal for the parliamentary budget
No information available
Decision-making about the maximum amount of the parliamentary budget
No information available
Decision-making about the allocation of the parliamentary budget
No information available
National currency
Balboa Panameña (PAB)
PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor
0.44
(2022)
Parliament’s budget, per year
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Parliament’s budget, per year in PPP
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Offices included in the parliamentary budget
No information available
State budget, per year
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Proportion of the State budget devoted to parliament, per year
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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
No
Links to gender equality policies
No information available
Number of staff employed by the parliament (FTE)
No information available

Secretary General

Authority that selects the Secretary General
No information available
Chamber/Parliament votes to approve the selection of the Secretary General
Yes
Length of term of the Secretary General
The same as the term of the House
Previous occupation of the current Secretary General
Member of parliament

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