Timor-Leste

National Parliament

Political system
Parliamentary system
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
19
(2023)
Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
81
(2023-06)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
43
(2023-06)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
38
(2023-06)
Percentage of laws initiated by parliament in the previous legislature
53%
(2023-06)
Dates of the previous legislature
13 Jun 2018 to 22 Jun 2023
(2023-06)

Executive-legislative relations

Legislation adopted by parliament requires the assent of the Head of State
No information available
Number of times the Head of State declined to give assent to legislation, per year
1
(2021)
Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation
The legislation is returned to Parliament for re-examination
The legislation is referred to the Constitutional/Supreme Court
Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree
Parliament

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