Saudi Arabia

Shura Council

Political system
Monarchy
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Law-making

Data on parliament’s law-making role and activities

Legislative activity

Number of laws adopted by parliament, per year
379
(2022)
Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
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Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
No information available
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
No information available
Percentage of laws initiated by parliament in the previous legislature
No information available
Dates of the previous legislature
02 Dec 2016 to 20 Oct 2020
(2020-10 - 2021-12)

Executive-legislative relations

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

Sources: Constitution, Shura Council Law article 17

Number of times the Head of State declined to give assent to legislation, per year
Not applicable
(2022)
Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation
The legislation is returned to Parliament for re-examination
Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree
Head of State

Existence of a procedure to introduce emergency legislation

There is a procedure for introducing emergency legislation into parliament
No information available

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