Saudi Arabia

Shura Council

Political system
Monarchy
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Parliamentary mandate

Start and end of mandate

Date of start of mandate for newly elected members
No information available
Not applicable. Members of this parliament/chamber are not elected.
Yes
Start of the parliamentary mandate for appointed members
Other

Notes: The term is effective from the specified date in the Royal Decree issued for its formation.

Date of start of mandate for appointed members
No information available
End of the parliamentary mandate
No information available
Date of end of mandate
No information available

Speaker

Mode of designation of the Speaker
No information available
Authority that designates the Speaker when the Speaker is designated from outside parliament.
Head of State
Rank of the Speaker in the hierarchy of the State
Other

Notes:

In the event of his travelling abroad, the King issues a Royal decree delegating to the Crown Prince the management of the affairs of state and looking after the interests of the people, as defined by the Royal decree (Constitution, Article 66).

Speaker becomes interim Head of State in the event of the latter’s death or incapacity
No
Speaker's mandate continues between legislatures
No

Speaker terms

No information available

Immunity and code of conduct

Parliament’s authorization is required for the detention or prosecution of members
No information available
There is a Code of conduct for members
No information available

Salaries and allowances

Members are paid salaries by parliament
Yes
(2020)
Basic salary, per year
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Basic salary, per year in PPP
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Basic allowances
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Basic allowance in PPP
104,790
Names of the basic allowances

housing, transportation

Members pay income tax on salaries
Yes
Members pay income tax on allowances
No
Members can have remunerated employment outside parliament
No
Members are required to declare income from other employment to parliament
No information available
Additional salaries and allowances provided for leadership positions
No

Facilities, services and allowances for constituency work

Personal staff to work directly for the parliamentarian
Yes
Office at parliament
No
Constituency office
Yes
Housing
No
Other cash or in-kind allowances for constituency work
No
Additional salaries and allowances for leadership positions
List of salaries and allowances for leadership positions
Salary Allowances
Speaker No No
Committee Chair No No
Salary of the Speaker
No information available
Parliament determines the amount of salaries
No
Name of the institution outside parliament which determines the amount

Royal Court

Parliament determines the amount of allowances
No
The parliamentary salary is determined in reference to another salary scale
No
Information on salaries and allowances on the parliamentary website

Remuneration for titles and grades of positions at the Council shall be determined in the budget and may be modified during the fiscal year by a decision of the Chairman.

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

Notes: The membership of Majlis Ash-Shura may not be combined with any governmental post, or with the management of any company, unless the need for such an exception arises and the King deems it necessary.

Sources: Majlis Ash-Shura Law, art. 9

Members for whom data is available
151
(2020)

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