Palau

Senate

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Oversight

Oversight tools

Parliament/Chamber has the power to summon members of the government
No information available
Parliament/chamber has the power to summon senior government officials
No information available
Parliament has the power to approve key government appointments
No information available
Parliament/chamber has the power to approve key government appointments
Yes
Number of written questions asked, per year
0
(2020)
Number of written questions answered by the government, per year
0
(2020)
Percentage of written questions answered by the government, per year
0.0%
(2020)
Parliament/chamber has power to carry out inquiries
No information available
Number of parliamentary inquiries, per year
0
(2020)

Head of State and/or Government

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

Sources: Constitution, Article VIII, § 4

The Head of Government is also the Head of State
Yes
Parliament’s role in the designation of the Head of State
No information available

Impeachment and confidence motions

Parliament is automatically dissolved when a motion of no confidence is adopted
Not applicable
Chambers that can be dissolved when a motion of no confidence is adopted
No information available

Impeachment procedure

There is a procedure for parliament to dismiss or impeach the following persons/institution
The Head of Government
Other
Chambers that play a role in the dismissal or impeachment
Lower chamber
Upper chamber

Notes: Justices of the Supreme Court

Sources: Constitution, Article 8, Section 9 & 10; Article IX, Section 5(16)

No confidence processes

There is a procedure for parliament to express no confidence in the following persons/institution
Not applicable (there is no procedure)
Chambers that play a role in motions of no confidence
Not applicable

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