Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Parliamentary mandate

Start and end of mandate

Start of the parliamentary mandate for newly elected members
At a fixed date
Date of start of mandate for newly elected members
No information available
Start of the parliamentary mandate for appointed members
Not applicable
Date of start of mandate for appointed members
No information available
End of the parliamentary mandate
At a fixed date
Date of end of mandate
No information available

Speaker

Mode of designation of the Speaker
Other

Notes: The Vice President is Speaker of the Senate.

Authority that designates the Speaker when the Speaker is designated from outside parliament.
Not applicable
Rank of the Speaker in the hierarchy of the State
Second
Speaker becomes interim Head of State in the event of the latter’s death or incapacity
Yes
Speaker's mandate continues between legislatures
No

Speaker terms

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Immunity and code of conduct

Parliament’s authorization is required for the detention or prosecution of members
Yes, except for flagrant delicto

Notes: cf. articles 93, 113, and 114 of the constitution.

There is a Code of conduct for members
No

Salaries and allowances

Members are paid salaries by parliament
Yes
(2020)
Basic salary, per year
3,468,096 UYU
(2023)
Basic salary, per year in PPP
116,850
(2023)
Basic allowances
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Basic allowance in PPP
72,682
Names of the basic allowances

Representation allowance.

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

Facilities, services and allowances for constituency work

Personal staff to work directly for the parliamentarian
Yes
Office at parliament
Yes
Constituency office
No
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 Yes Yes
Committee Chair No No

Notes: Speaker's annual salary: 4,742,292

Salary of the Speaker
4,742,292 UYU
Salary of the Speaker in PPP
168,107
Parliament determines the amount of salaries
Yes
Name of the body (or bodies) in parliament which determines the amount

Amount is voted on by the previous Parliament for the next and is readjusted according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Parliament determines the amount of allowances
Yes
Name of the body (or bodies) in parliament which determines the amount

Amount is voted on by the previous Parliament for the next and is readjusted according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Name of the institution outside parliament which determines the amount
No information available
The parliamentary salary is determined in reference to another salary scale
Yes
Reference scale used for parliamentary salaries
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Notes: Women exercised their right to vote for the first time in the 1999 Municipal council elections

Information on salaries and allowances on the parliamentary website

Available for salaries and allowance in general, but not amounts received per member.

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
Members for whom data is available
30
(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