Sao Tome and Principe

National Assembly

Political system
Presidential-Parliamentary
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
16
(2022)
Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
46
(2022-11)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
22
(2022-11)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
24
(2022-11)
Percentage of laws initiated by parliament in the previous legislature
48%
(2022-11)
Dates of the previous legislature
22 Nov 2018 to 08 Nov 2022
(2022-11)

Executive-legislative relations

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

Sources: Constitution, art. 83

Number of times the Head of State declined to give assent to legislation, per year
0
(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
Constitutional/Supreme Court

Existence of a procedure to introduce emergency legislation

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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