List of legislatures by country

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This is a list of legislatures by country, whether parliamentary or congressional, that act as a plenary general assembly of representatives with the power to legislate. In the lists below all entities included in the list of countries are included.

Names of legislatures[edit]

The legislatures are listed with their names in English and the name in the (most-used) native language of the country (or the official name in the second-most used native language in cases where English is the majority "native" language).

The names of the legislatures differ from country to country. The most used name seems to be National Assembly, but Parliament and Congress are often used too. The name Parliament is in some cases even used when in political science the legislature would be considered a congress. The upper house of the legislature is often named the Senate. In some cases, countries use very traditional names. In Germanic countries variations of Thing (e.g. Folketinget) are used. A thing or ting was the governing assembly in Germanic societies, made up of the free men of the community and presided by lawspeakers. A variant is the use of the word Tag or Dag (e.g. Bundestag), used because things were held at daylight and often lasted all day. Other traditional names are the Estates General and variations of Sejm. In Islamic countries Arabic words like Majlis and Shura are often included in the name. Majlis can be translated as "Council" or "Assembly". Shura can be translated as "Consultation."

List of legislatures[edit]

Supranational legislatures[edit]

Organisation Name of house House level Term (years) Voting system Seats Population per seat GDP per seat (million USD) Link
 European Union European Parliament[1] Unicameral 5 direct, proportional 754 667,761 20,983 europarl.europa.eu
African Union Pan-African Parliament Unicameral indirect (appointed by 47 of 53 national legislatures) 265 3,974,098.11 14.180 pan-africanparliament.org
Flag of the Central American Integration System.svg Central American Integration System Central American Parliament Unicameral direct, proportional 120 426,274.46 2,651.175 parlacen.int

Legislatures of UN member states[edit]

Country Overall name of legislature Name of house House level Term (years) Voting system Seats Population per seat GDP per seat (million USD) Link
 Afghanistan National Assembly[2] House of the People (ولسي جرګه Wolesi Jirga) Lower 5 Single non-transferable vote 249 122,168 119 wj.parliament.af
House of Elders (مشرانوجرګه Meshrano Jirga) Upper 3, 4 and 5 majority and appointed by the President 102 298,234 291 mj.parliament.af
 Albania Assembly of Albania (Kuvendi i Shqipërisë) Unicameral 4 proportional closed list 140 20,226 177 parlament.al
 Algeria Parliament[2] People's National Assembly (al-Majlis al-Sha'abi al-Watani) Lower 6 proportional open list 462 61,833 439 apn-dz.org
Council of the Nation (al-Majlis al-Umma) Upper 5 indirect vote and appointed by the President 144 257,638 1,830 majliselouma.dz
 Andorra General Council of the Valleys (Consell General de les Valls) Unicameral 4 proportional closed list 28 2,789 161 consellgeneral.ad
 Angola National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) Unicameral 4 proportional party list 220 84,081 525 parlamento.ao
 Antigua and Barbuda Parliament[3] House of Representatives Lower 5 first-past-the-post 19 4,305 82 ab.gov.ag
Senate Upper 5 appointed by the Governor-General 17 4,811 92 ab.gov.ag
 Argentina Argentine National Congress (Congreso de la Nación Argentina) Chamber of Deputies of the Nation (Cámara de Diputados de la Nación) Lower 4 proportional closed list 257 156,097 2,787 diputados.gov.ar
Senate of the Nation (Senado de la Nación) Upper 6 direct vote 72 557,181 9,950 senado.gov.ar
 Armenia National Assembly (Ազգային Ժողով Azgayin Zhoghov) Unicameral 5 direct vote and proportional closed list 131 24,902 136 parliament.am
 Australia Parliament of Australia[3] House of Representatives Lower 3 preferential instant-runoff voting 150 143,384 6,096 aph.gov.au
Senate Upper 6 single transferable vote 76 282,995 12,032 aph.gov.au
 Austria Federal Assembly (Bundesversammlung) National Council (Nationalrat) Lower 5 proportional mixed-member proportional representation 183 43,895 1,923 parlament.gv.at
Federal Council (Bundesrat) Upper 5 and 6 appointed by state parliaments 62 129,563 5,677 parlament.gv.at
 Azerbaijan National Assembly (Milli Məclis) Unicameral 5 popular vote 125 73,320 744 meclis.gov.az
The Bahamas Bahamas, The Parliament House of Assembly Lower 5 majority rule 38 9,326 283 bahamas.gov.bs
Senate Upper 5 appointed by the Governor-General 16 22,103 674 bahamas.gov.bs
 Bahrain National Assembly[2] Assembly of Representatives (Majlis an-nuwab) Lower 4 popular vote 40 30,864 777 nuwab.gov.bh
Consultative Assembly (Majlis al-shura) Upper 4 appointed by the king 40 30,864 777 shura.gov.bh
 Bangladesh House of the Nation (জাতীয় সংসদ Jatiyo Sangshad) Unicameral 5 majority 350 466,909 818 parliament.gov.bd
 Barbados Parliament House of Assembly Lower 5 popular vote 30 9,486 216 barbadosparliament.com
Senate Upper 5 appointed by the governor general 21 13,551 309 barbadosparliament.com
 Belarus National Assembly (Нацыянальны сход Nacyjanaĺny schod) Chamber of Representatives (Палата прадстаўнікоў Palata pradstaŭnikoŭ) Lower 4 popular vote 110 85,997 1,288 house.gov.by
Council of the Republic (Савет Рэспублікі Saviet Respubliki) Upper 4 elected by regional councils and appointed by the President 64 147,773 2,215 sovrep.gov.by
 Belgium Federal Parliament (Federaal Parlement / Parlement fédéral / Föderales Parlament) Chamber of Representatives
(Kamer van Volksvertegenwoordigers / Chambre des Représentants / Abgeordnetenkammer)
Lower 5 proportional 150 74,000 2,897 lachambre.be
Senate (Senaat / Sénat / Senat) Upper 5 elected by regional parliaments 60 185,000 7,242 senate.be
 Belize National Assembly House of Representatives Lower 5 popular vote 31 10,748 90 nationalassembly.gov.bz
Senate Upper 5 appointed by the governor general 12 27,766 233 nationalassembly.gov.bz
 Benin National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) Unicameral 4 popular vote 83 115,648 176 gouv.bj
 Bhutan Parliament of Bhutan[4] National Assembly (རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་ཚོགས་འདུ། Gyelyong Tshogdu) Lower 5 popular vote 47 15,072 91 nab.gov.bt
National Council (རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་ཚོགས་སྡེ། Gyelyong Tshogde) Upper 4 majority and appointed by the king 25 28,337 171 nationalcouncil.bt
 Bolivia Plurinational Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa Plurinacional) Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) Lower 5 majority and proportional closed list 130 83,905 391 diputados.bo
Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores) Upper 5 proportional closed list 36 302,993 1,414 senado.bo
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Parliamentary Assembly (Parlamentarna Skupština) House of Representatives ('Представнички Дом / Predstavnički Dom) Lower 4 proportional 42 91,422 753 parlament.ba
House of Peoples (Dom Naroda) Upper 4 appointed by regional assemblies 15 255,982 2,109 parlament.ba
 Botswana Parliament of Botswana National Assembly Unicameral 5 popular vote, majority party and appointed by the President 63 32,211 471 parliament.gov.bw
 Brazil National Congress (Congresso Nacional) Chamber of Deputies (Câmara dos Deputados) Lower 4 proportional open list 513 371,798 4,471 camara.leg.br
Federal Senate (Senado Federal) Upper 8 majority 81 2,354,724 28,320 senado.leg.br
 Brunei Legislative Council[2] Unicameral no timeframe popular vote and appointed by the sultan 36 11,355 582 majlis-mesyuarat.gov.bn
 Bulgaria National Assembly (Народно събрание Narodno sabranie) Unicameral 4 popular vote 240 30,685 420 parliament.bg
 Burkina Faso National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) Unicameral 5 popular vote 111 126,281 198 an.bf
 Burma (Myanmar) Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) House of Representatives (Pyithu Hluttaw) Lower 5 popular vote and appointed by the military 440 137,000 187 pyithuhluttaw.gov.mm
House of Nationalities (Amyotha Hluttaw) Upper 5 popular vote and appointed by the military 224 269,107 369
 Burundi Parliament[2] National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Lower 5 direct vote and appointment by electoral commission 118 74,570 43 assemblee.bi
Senate (Sénat) Upper 5 indirect vote and appointment by ethnic groups 49 164,358 105 senat.bi
 Cambodia Parliament

(សភាតំណាងរាស្ត្រ ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា)

National Assembly (រដ្ឋសភាជាតិ; Rotsaphea) Lower 5 popular vote 123 108,852 272 national-assembly.org.kh
Senate (ព្រឹទ្ធសភា; Protsaphea) Upper 5 appointed by the monarch, elected by the National Assembly and commune councils 61 219,490 548 senate.gov.kh
 Cameroon Parliament National Assembly Lower 5 popular vote 180 97,021 262 assemblenationale.cm
Senate Upper 5 Indirect vote (70), appointed (30) 100 174,638 472 ipu.org
 Canada Parliament/ Parlement House of Commons/ Chambre des communes Lower 5 years, unless elections are called earlier First-past-the-post voting 308 108,690 4,532 parl.gc.ca
Senate / Sénat Upper Until age 75, or resigns. appointed by the governor general 105 318,825 13,296 sen.parl.gc.ca
 Cape Verde National Assembly (Asembleia Nacional) Unicameral 5 proportional party list 72 4,990 20 parlamento.cv
 Central African Republic National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Unicameral 5 run-off majority 100 38,951 36 assembleenationale-rca.org
 Chad

National Assembly (Assemblée nationale)

Unicameral 4 majority and proportional 155 66,640 126
 Chile National Congress (Congreso Nacional) Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) Lower 4 popular vote 120 145,021 2,496 camara.cl
Senate of the Republic (Senado de la República) Upper 8 popular vote 38 457,963 7,885 senado.cl
 China National People's Congress (全国人民代表大会 Quánguó Rénmín Dàibiǎo Dàhuì)[5] Unicameral 5 elected by municipal, regional and provincial congresses, and People's Liberation Army 2,987 448,518 3,783 npc.gov.cn
 Colombia Congress (Congreso) House of Representatives (Cámara de Representantes) Lower 4 popular vote 166 279,556 2,843 camararep.gov.co
Senate (Senado) Upper 4 popular vote 102 454,964 4,627 senado.gov.co
 Comoros Assembly of the Union (Assemblée de la Union) Unicameral 5 popular vote and elected by local assemblies 33 24,181 25 auc.km
Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of the Parliament[2] National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Lower 5 proportional open list 500 143,425 50 assemblee-nationale.cd
Senate (Sénat) Upper 5 elected by provincial assemblies 108 664,008 233 senat.cd
Republic of the Congo Congo, Republic of the Parliament (Parlement) National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Lower 5 popular vote 153 28,537 119 assemblee-nationale.cg
Senate (Sénat) Upper 5 indirect vote 52 83,966 350
 Costa Rica Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa) Unicameral 4 popular vote 57 75,468 965 asamblea.go.cr
 Ivory Coast National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Unicameral 5 majority 70 294,529 515 anci.ci
 Croatia Croatian Assembly[4] (Hrvatski sabor) Unicameral 4 proportional closed list 151 28,414 532 sabor.hr
 Cuba National Assembly of People's Power (Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular) Unicameral 5 popular vote and approval by special candidacy commissions 614 18,308 185 parlamentocubano.cu
 Cyprus House of Representatives (Βουλή των Αντιπροσώπων Vouli Antiprosópon / Temsilciler Meclisi)[6] Unicameral 5 popular vote by Greek and Turkish Cypriots 59 18,632 402 parliament.cy
 Czech Republic Parliament of the Czech Republic (Parlament České republiky) Chamber of Deputies (Poslanecká sněmovna) Lower 4 popular vote 200 52,811 1,424 psp.cz
Senate (Senát) Upper 6 popular vote 81 130,397 3,517 senat.cz
 Denmark Parliament[4] (Folketing) Unicameral 4 proportional mixed 179 30,969 1,154 ft.dk
 Djibouti National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Unicameral 5 popular vote 65 12,587 35 assemblee-nationale.dj
 Dominica House of Assembly Unicameral 5 popular vote and appointed by the President 21 3,394 46 dominica.gov.dm
 Dominican Republic National Congress (Congreso Nacional) Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) Lower 4 popular vote 183 51,520 510 camaradediputados.gob.do
Senate (Senado) Upper 4 popular vote 32 293,088 2,918 senado.gov.do
 Timor-Leste National Parliament (Parlamento Nacional) Unicameral 5 proportional 65 16,408 146 parlamento.tl
 Ecuador National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) Unicameral 4 proportional closed list 124 116,802 1,028 asambleanacional.gob.ec
 Egypt Parliament[2] People's Assembly (مجلس الشعب Majilis Al-Sha’ab) Unicameral 5 popular vote and appointed by the President 508 150,983 1,021 parliament.gov.eg
 El Salvador Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa) Unicameral 3 popular vote 84 68,382 530 asamblea.gob.sv
 Equatorial Guinea Parliament of Equatorial Guinea Chamber of People's Representatives (Cámara de Representantes del Pueblo) Lower 5 Party-list proportional representation 100 16,220 172 presidencia-ge.org
Senate Upper popular vote (55) and appointed by the President (15) 70 23,171 246
 Eritrea National Assembly (Hagerawi Baito) Unicameral 5 popular vote 104 50,878 38
 Estonia State Assembly[4] (Riigikogu) Unicameral 4 popular vote 101 12,814 270 riigikogu.ee
 Ethiopia Parliament[2] House of People's Representatives
(የሕዝብ ተወካዮች ምክር ቤት Yehizbtewekayoch Mekir Bet)
Lower 5 popular vote 547 135,134 173 ethiopar.net
House of Federation (የፌዴሬሽን ምክር ቤት Yefedereshn Mekir Bet) Upper 5 elected by State assemblies 112 659,986 847 hofethiopia.org
 Fiji Parliament (dissolved, did not meet since 2006) House of Representatives (dissolved) Lower 5 popular vote 71 11,792 58 Archive
Senate (dissolved) Upper 5 appointed by the President and parties 32 26,164 129
 Finland Parliament (Eduskunta)[7] Unicameral 4 proportional open list 200 25,900 978 eduskunta.fi
 France Parliament (Parlement) National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Lower 5 majority 577 113,258 3,843 assemblee-nationale.fr
Senate (Sénat) Upper 6 electoral college 348 187,787 6,373 senat.fr
 Gabon Parliament (Parlement) National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Lower 5 popular vote 121 12,190 203 assemblee.ga
Senate (Sénat) Upper 6 elected by municipal councils and departmental assemblies 102 14,460 240 senatgabon.net
 Gambia National Assembly Unicameral 5 popular vote and appointed by the President 53 25,673 65 assembly.gov.gm
 Georgia Parliament of Georgia (საქართველოს პარლამენტი Sak'art'velos Parlamenti) Unicameral 4 proportional closed list and majority 150 29,794 163 parliament.ge
 Germany Federal Diet[4] (Bundestag) Lower (not officially) 4 majority and proportional closed list 620 131,934 4,998 bundestag.de
Federal Council[4] (Bundesrat) Upper (not officially) elected by state governments 69 1,185,501 44,914 bundesrat.de
 Ghana Parliament Unicameral 4 majority 228 106,286 328 parliament.gh
 Greece Hellenic Parliament[4] (Βουλή των Ελλήνων Vouli ton Ellinon) Unicameral 4 popular vote 300 35,958 981 hellenicparliament.gr
 Grenada Parliament House of Representatives Lower 5 popular vote 15 7,333 96 gov.gd
Senate Upper 5 appointed by the government and by the leader of opposition 13 8,461 111 gov.gd
 Guatemala Congress of the Republic (Congreso de la República) Unicameral 4 proportional closed list 158 80,557 472 congreso.gob.gt
 Guinea National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Unicameral 5 proportional closed list 114 88,227 100
 Guinea-Bissau National People's Assembly (Assembleia Nacional Popular) Unicameral 4 proportional closed list 100 13,454 19 anpguinebissau.org
 Guyana National Assembly Unicameral 5 popular vote and appointed by the President 65 11,583 88 parliament.gov.gy
 Haiti National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Chamber of Deputies (Chambre des Députés) Lower 4 proportional 99 98,181 124 parlementhaitien.ht
Senate (Sénat) Upper 6 30 323,997 412 parlementhaitien.ht
 Honduras National Congress (Congreso Nacional) Unicameral 4 proportional open list 128 58,823 278 congresonacional.hn
 Hungary National Assembly (Országgyűlés) Unicameral 4 proportional open list 386 25,860 506 mkogy.hu
 Iceland Assembly of All[4] (Alþingi) Unicameral 4 proportional mixed 63 5,080 196 althingi.is
 India Parliament (संसद Sansad) House of the People[4] (लोक सभा Lok Sabha) Lower 5 popular vote and appointed by the President 552 2,192,379 8,075 loksabha.gov.in
Council of States[4] (राज्य सभा Rajya Sabha) Upper 6 appointed by the President and elected members of the states and territories 250 4,840,773 17,831 rajyasabha.nic.in
 Indonesia People's Consultative Assembly (Majelis Permusyawaratan Rakyat) People's Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat) Lower 5 popular vote 560 423,972 2,008 dpr.go.id
Regional Representatives Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah) Upper 5 popular vote 132 1,798,669 8,520 dpd.go.id
 Iran

Assembly[4] (مجلس Majlis)

Unicameral 4 popular vote 290 259,136 3,414 majlis.ir
 Iraq Council of Representatives of Iraq[4] (مجلس النواب العراقي Majlis Al-Niwab Al-Iraqi) Unicameral 4 proportional open list 325 95,782 392 parliament.iq
Republic of Ireland Ireland Parliament[4] (Oireachtas) House of Representatives of Ireland (Dáil Éireann)[4] Lower 5 Proportional Representation Single Transferable Vote 166 27,640 1,093 oireachtas.ie
Senate of Ireland[4] (Seanad Éireann) Upper 5 appointed by the prime minister and elected by universities 60 76,470 3,026 oireachtas.ie
 Israel Assembly[4] (כנסת Knesset) Unicameral 4 proportional closed list 120 61,768 1,960 knesset.gov.il
 Italy Parliament (Parlamento) Chamber of Deputies (Camera dei Deputati) Lower 5 proportional closed list 630 94,556 2,931 camera.it
Senate of the Republic (Senato della Repubblica) Upper 5 proportional closed list and appointed by the President 315 189,112 5,863 senato.it
 Jamaica Parliament House of Representatives Lower 5 popular vote 63 45,860 392 japarliament.gov.jm
Senate Upper 5 appointed by the governor general 20 144,459 1,237
 Japan Diet (国会 Kokkai) House of Representatives (衆議院 Shūgiin) Lower 4 proportional and majority 480 266,783 9,250 shugiin.go.jp
House of Councillors (参議院 Sangiin) Upper 6 proportional 242 529,157 18,348 sangiin.go.jp
 Jordan National Assembly (مجلس الأمة Majlis al-Umma) Assembly of Deputies (مجلس النواب Majlis al-Nuwaab) Lower 4 Single non-transferable vote 120 46,760 307 representatives.jo
Assembly of Senators (مجلس الأعيان Majlis al-Aayan) Upper 6 appointed by the monarch 60 93,520 614 senate.jo
 Kazakhstan Parliament (Parlamenti) Assembly[4] (Mazhilis) Lower 5 77 207,854 2,815 parlam.kz
Senate Upper 6 appointed by the President and elected by local assemblies 47 340,527 4,612 parlam.kz
 Kenya Parliament National Assembly Lower 5 parallel 349 126,182 118 parliament.go.ke
Senate Upper 5 popular vote and appointed by the President 67 657,278 614
 Kiribati House of Assembly (Maneaba ni Maungatabu) Unicameral 4 popular vote and appointed by Rabi Council of Leaders 46 2,239 13 parliament.gov.ki
North Korea Korea, North Supreme People's Assembly (최고인민회의 Ch'oe-go In-min Hoe-ŭi) Unicameral 5 popular vote 687 36,390 58
South Korea Korea, South National Assembly (국회 Gukhoe) Unicameral 4 majority and proportional 300 166,691 5,180 korea.na.go.kr
 Kuwait National Assembly (مجلس الأمة Majlis al-Umma) Unicameral 4 popular vote and appointed by the prime minister 50 71,328 3,070 kna.kw
 Kyrgyzstan Supreme Council (Joghorku Keneš) Unicameral 5 popular vote 120 44,690 109 kenesh.kg
 Laos National Assembly (Sapha Heng Xat) Unicameral 5 one-party state closed list 115 48,148 151 na.gov.la
 Latvia Parliament[4] (Saeima) Unicameral 4 proportional closed list 100 20,703 349 saeima.lv
 Lebanon Assembly of Deputies (مجلس النواب Majlis an-Nuwwab)[8] Unicameral 4 popular vote 128 33,000 480 lp.gov.lb
 Lesotho Parliament National Assembly Lower 5 popular vote and proportional 120 16,927 31 parliament.ls
Senate Upper 5 appointed by principal chiefs and by the ruling party 33 61,556 115 parliament.ls
 Liberia Legislature House of Representatives Lower 6 majority 73 47,624 24 legislature.gov.lr
Senate Upper 9 majority 30 115,896 58 legislature.gov.lr
 Libya Council of Deputies ( مجلس النواب Majlis an-Nuwwab) Unicameral 200 28,353 187 hor.ly
 Liechtenstein Diet[4] (Landtag) Unicameral 4 proportional closed list 25 1,451 201 landtag.li
 Lithuania Parliament[4] (Seimas) Unicameral 4 proportional 141 21,658 436 lrs.lt
 Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies (D'Chamber)[9] Unicameral 5 popular vote 60 8,484 687 chd.lu
Republic of Macedonia Macedonia, Republic of Assembly (Собрание Sobranie) Unicameral 123 16,736 173 sobranie.mk
 Madagascar Parliament[2] National Assembly (Antenimieram-Pirenena)[10] Lower 160 137,078 127 assemblee-nationale.mg
Senate (Sénat) Upper 33 664,430 618 senat.mg
 Malawi National Assembly Unicameral 5 First-past-the-post 194 76,809 71 parliament.gov.mw
 Malaysia Parliament (Parlimen) House of Representatives[11] (Dewan Rakyat) Lower 5 First-past-the-post 222 127,631 2,014 parlimen.gov.my
Senate[12](Dewan Negara) Upper 3 26 appointed by the State Legislative Assemblies, 2 for each state and 44 appointed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, of which 4 are for the Federal Territories. 70 404,773 6,389 parlimen.gov.my
 Maldives Assembly[4] (Majlis) Unicameral 5 First-past-the-post 77 4,266 36 majlis.gov.mv
 Mali National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Unicameral 4 147 elected in single or multi-member constituencies, using a runoff system. 13 elected by overseas Malians. 160 90,732 111 assemblee-nationale.insti.ml
 Malta House of Representatives (Kamra tad-Deputati) Unicameral 5 Single transferable vote 69 5,950 155 parlament.mt
 Marshall Islands Legislature (Nitijela) Unicameral 4 Single and multi-member constituencies 33 2,060 4 rminitijela.org
 Mauritania Parliament (Barlamene) National Assembly (Al Jamiya al-Wataniyah) Lower 5 Runoff election 81 37,888 87 assembleenationale.mr
Assembly of Senators (Majlis al-Shuyukh) Upper 6 Election by communal councillors 56 56,803 126 senat.mr
 Mauritius National Assembly Unicameral 5 70 17,614 275 gov.mu
 Mexico Congress of the Union (Congreso de la Unión) Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) Lower 3 Parallel voting: Largest remainder method (Hare quota) (200 seats) / FPTP (300 seats) 500 227,821 3,323 diputados.gob.mx
Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores) Upper Parallel voting: Largest remainder method (Hare quota) 128 889,926 12,981 senado.gob.mx
Federated States of Micronesia Micronesia, Federated States of Congress Unicameral 4 10 by FPTP and 4 by Proportional representation 14 7,642 25 fsmcongress.fm
 Moldova Parliament (Parlamentul) Unicameral 101 33,498 118 parlament.md
 Monaco National Council (Conseil National) Unicameral 24 1,473 227 conseil-national.mc
 Mongolia State Great Assembly[13] (Улсын Их Хурал Ulsyn Ich-Chural) Unicameral 76 36,245 174 parliament.mn
 Montenegro Assembly (Skupština / Скупштина) Unicameral 81 7,719 88 skupstina.me
 Morocco Parliament[2] Assembly of Representatives (Majlis al-Nuwab) Lower 325 100,444 500 parlement.ma
Assembly of Councillors (Majlis al-Mustasharin) Upper 270 120,905 602 conseiller.ma
 Mozambique Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da República) Unicameral proportional party list 250 85,588 95 parlamento.org.mz
 Namibia Parliament National Assembly Lower 78 26,923 201 parliament.gov.na
National Council Upper 26 80,769 605 parliament.gov.na
 Nauru Parliament Unicameral 18 521 3 naurugov.nr
   Nepal Constituent Assembly Unicameral 601 44,294 62 parliament.gov.np
 Netherlands States General (Staten-Generaal) House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer, Second Chamber) Lower 150 111,533 4,693 tweedekamer.nl
Senate (Eerste Kamer, First Chamber) Upper 75 223,066 9,387 eerstekamer.nl
 New Zealand House of Representatives Unicameral 120 33,566 1,018 parliament.nz
 Nicaragua National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) Unicameral 92 64,034 205 asamblea.gob.ni
 Niger National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Unicameral 113 139,210 102 assemblee.ne
 Nigeria National Assembly House of Representatives Lower 360 388,898 1,148 nass.gov.ng
Senate Upper 109 1,284,436 3,792 nassnig.org
 Norway Great Assembly[4] (Storting) Unicameral proportional mixed 169 29,785 1,573 stortinget.no
 Oman Council of Oman Consultative Assembly[14] (Majlis al-Shura) Lower 84 33,017 973 shura.om
Assembly of State[15] (Majlis al-Dawla) Upper 83 33415 985 omanet.om
 Pakistan Parliament of Pakistan (پارلیمنٹ) National Assembly (ایوان زیریں پاکستان) Lower 336 537,023 1,454 na.gov.pk
Senate (ایوانِ بالا)[16] Upper 104 1,735,000 4,697 senate.gov.pk
 Palau National Congress (Olbiil era Kelulau) House of Delegates[2] Lower majority rule 16 1,309 17 palaugov.org
Senate[2] Upper majority rule 9 2,328 31
 Panama National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) Unicameral 71 47,969 712 asamblea.gob.pa
 Papua New Guinea National Parliament Unicameral 109 56,766 154 parliament.gov.pg
 Paraguay Congress (Congreso) Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) Lower 80 80,681 441 diputados.gov.py
Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores) Upper 45 143,434 785 senado.gov.py
 Peru Congress of the Republic (Congreso de la República) Unicameral 130 217,082 2,322 congreso.gob.pe
 Philippines Congress (Kongreso) House of Representatives (Kapulungán ng mga Kinatawán / Mababang Kapulungán / Cámara de Representantes) Lower 3 closed list and first-past-the-post 292 355,393 1,365 congress.gov.ph
Senate (Senado / Mataás na Kapulungán) Upper 6 bloc voting 24 4,323,958 16,267 senate.gov.ph
 Poland National Assembly (Zgromadzenie Narodowe)[17] Sejm (Diet)[4] (Sejm) Lower 4 proportional open list 460 83,697 1,677 sejm.gov.pl
Senate (Senat) Upper 4 majority 100 385,010 7,716 senat.gov.pl
 Portugal Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da República) Unicameral proportional party list 230 45,920 1,082 parlamento.pt
 Qatar Consultative Assembly[18] (Majlis ash-Shura) Unicameral 35 52,958 5,200
 Romania Parliament (Parlamentul) Chamber of Deputies (Camera Deputaţilor) Lower 326 58,416 819 cdep.ro
Senate (Senat) Upper 137 139,005 1,950 senat.ro
 Russia Federal Assembly (Федеральное Собрание Federalnoye Sobraniye) State Duma[4] (Государственная Дума Gosudarstvennaya Duma) Lower proportional party list 450 318,000 5,296 duma.gov.ru
Federation Council (Совет Федерации Sovet Federatsii) Upper 166 862,048 14,357 council.gov.ru
 Rwanda Parliament (Inteko Ishinga Amategeko) Chamber of Deputies (Umutwe w'Abadepite) Lower 80 146,121 171 parliament.gov.rw
Senate (Umutwe wa Sena) Upper 26 449,603 526 parliament.gov.rw
 Saint Kitts and Nevis National Assembly Unicameral 15 3,686 58
 Saint Lucia Parliament House of Assembly Lower 17 10,221 123
Senate Upper 11 15,796 191
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines House of Assembly Unicameral 21 5,714 59
 Samoa Legislative Assembly[4] (Fono) Unicameral 49 3,965 22 parliament.gov.ws
 San Marino Grand and General Council (Consiglio Grande e Generale) Unicameral 60 536 18 consigliograndeegenerale.sm
 São Tomé and Príncipe National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) Unicameral 55 3,330 6 parlamento.st
 Saudi Arabia Consultative Assembly[19] (Majlis ash-Shura) Unicameral 150 189,175 4,551 shura.gov.sa
 Senegal Parliament National Assembly Unicameral 5 150 85,701 167 assemblee-nationale.sn
 Serbia National Assembly (Народна скупштина / Narodna Skupština) Unicameral 250 28,482 315 parlament.gov.rs
 Seychelles National Assembly Unicameral 31 2,709 72
 Sierra Leone Parliament Unicameral 124 40,136 41 sl-parliament.org
 Singapore Parliament Unicameral 99 52,360 3,180 parliament.gov.sg
 Slovakia National Council (Národná rada) Unicameral 150 35,980 846 nrsr.sk
 Slovenia Parliament (Državni zbor Republike Slovenije) National Assembly (Državni zbor) Lower 90 22,779 643 dz-rs.si
National Council (Državni svet)[20] Upper 40 51,254 1,447 ds-rs.si
 Solomon Islands National Parliament Unicameral 50 10,460 34 parliament.gov.sb
 Somalia Federal Parliament[2] House of the People Lower Appointed 275 36,675 21 parliament.gov.so
Upper House Upper Not established yet, powers exercised by the House of the People 56 180,100 103
 South Africa Parliament National Assembly Lower 400 126,466 1,387 parliament.gov.za
National Council of Provinces Upper 90 562,075 6,168 parliament.gov.za
 South Sudan National Legislature National Legislature Assembly Lower 170 48,591 81 goss.org
Council of States Upper Appointed by President 50 165,210 276 goss.org
 Spain General Courts[4] (Cortes Generales) Congress of Deputies (Congreso de los Diputados) Lower 350 131,894 4,038 congreso.es
Senate (Senado) Upper 266 173,545 5,313 senado.es
 Sri Lanka Parliament (ශ්‍රී ලංකා පාර්ලිමේන්තුව (Sinhala)/

இலங்கை பாராளுமன்றம் (Tamil))[2]

Unicameral 225 90,122 517 parliament.lk
 Sudan National Legislature National Assembly (Majlis Watani) Lower 450 68,653 197 parliament.gov.sd
Assembly of States (Majlis Welayat) Upper 50 617,880 1,780 councilofstates.gov.sd
 Suriname National Assembly (Nationale Assemblée) Unicameral 51 10,470 99 dna.sr
 Swaziland Parliament (Liblanda) House of Assembly[2] Lower majority 55 22,181 113
Senate[2] Upper appointed by the King 30 40,666 207
 Sweden The Riksdag Unicameral 4 proportional 349 27,286 1,093 riksdagen.se
 Syria People's Assembly (Majlis al-Sha'ab) Unicameral 250 86,964 240 parliament.sy
 Switzerland Federal Assembly (Bundesversammlung, Assemblée fédérale, Assemblea federale) National Council (Nationalrat, Conseil National, Consiglio Nazionale) Lower 200 40,000 1,699 parliament.ch
Council of States (Ständerat, Conseil des Etats, Consiglio degli Stati) Upper 46 173,913 7,388 parliament.ch
 Tajikistan Supreme Assembly (Majlisi Oli) Assembly of Representatives (Majlisi Mamoyandogan) Lower 63 123,809 257
National Assembly (Majlisi Milliy) Upper 33 236,363 491
 Tanzania National Assembly (Bunge) Unicameral 357 120,974 178 parliament.go.tz
 Thailand National Assembly (รัฐสภา ;Rathasapha) House of Representatives (สภาผู้แทนราษฎร ; Saphaputhan Ratsadon) Lower 500 130,958 1,204 parliament.go.th
Senate (วุฒิสภา ;Wuthisapha) Upper 150 436,529 4,013 senate.go.th
 Togo National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Unicameral 81 76,434 79 assemblee-nationale.tg
 Tonga Legislative Assembly Unicameral 26 3,962 29 parliament.gov.to
 Trinidad and Tobago Parliament House of Representatives Lower 41 32,139 647 ttparliament.org
Senate Upper 31 42,506 856
 Tunisia National Constituent Assembly (المجلس التأسيسي الوطني al-Majlis al-Waṭanī at-Ta’sīsī) Unicameral 217 49,188 465 anc.tn
 Turkey Grand National Assembly of Turkey (Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi) Unicameral 550 135,862 1,951 tbmm.gov.tr
 Turkmenistan Assembly (Mejlis) Unicameral 125 41,360 346
 Tuvalu Parliament (Palamene) Unicameral 15 666 2 parliament.gov.tv
 Uganda National Assembly Unicameral 375 87,839 123 parliament.go.ug
 Ukraine Supreme Council (Верховна Рада Verkhovna Rada) Unicameral 450 101,248 732 rada.gov.ua
 United Arab Emirates Federal National Assembly (المجلس الوطني الإتحادي Majlis Watani Ittihad) Unicameral 40 206,601 6,470 almajles.gov.ae
 United Kingdom Parliament House of Commons Lower 5 majority 650 95,787 3,478 parliament.uk
House of Lords Upper 765 81,388 2,955 parliament.uk
 United States Congress House of Representatives Lower (not officially) 2 majority 435 722,636 34,698 house.gov
Senate Upper (not officially) 6 majority 100 4,490,667 215,623 senate.gov
 Uruguay General Assembly (Asamblea General) Chamber of Representatives (Cámara de Diputados) Lower 99 33,195 514 parlamento.gub.uy
Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores) Upper 30 109,543 1,696
 Uzbekistan Supreme Assembly (Oliy Majlis) Legislative Chamber[2] Lower 150 194,156 634 parliament.gov.uz
Senate[2] Upper 100 291,234 952 enat.gov.uz
 Vanuatu Parliament (Parlement) Unicameral 4 52 4319 14 parliament.gov.vu
 Venezuela National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) Unicameral 165 175,430 2,267 asambleanacional.gob.ve
 Vietnam National Assembly (Quốc hội) Unicameral 498 176,385 602 na.gov.vn
 Vatican City Pontifical Commission (Pontificia Commissione per lo Stato della Città del Vaticano) Unicameral 7 114
 Yemen Assembly of Representatives (Majlis al-Nuwaab) Unicameral 301 81,485 192
 Zambia National Assembly Unicameral 150 87,284 145 parliament.gov.zm
 Zimbabwe Parliament House of Assembly Lower 210 61,971 29
Senate Upper 40 325,350 153

Legislatures of non-sovereign countries, dependencies and other territories[edit]

Country Overall name of legislature Name of house House level Term (years) Voting system Seats Population per seat GDP per seat (million USD)
 Åland Islands Law Assembly[4] (Lagtinget) Unicameral 30 945
 Alderney States (États) Unicameral 10 240
 American Samoa Legislative Assembly[4] (Fono) House of Representatives Lower 21 2,643 21
Senate Upper 18 3,084 31
 Anguilla House of Assembly Unicameral 11 1,222 15
 Aruba Estates (Staten) Unicameral 21 4,832 107
 Bermuda Parliament House of Assembly Lower 36 1,784 125
Senate Upper 11 5,839 409
 British Virgin Islands Legislative Council Unicameral 15 1,969 56
 Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly Unicameral 18 3,080 125
 Crimea Supreme Council (Верховна Рада / Верховный Совет / Yuqarı Radası) Unicameral 100 19,731
 Curaçao Estates (Staten) Unicameral 21 7,127
 Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly Unicameral 11 272 9
 Faroe Islands Law Assembly[4] (Løgtingið) Unicameral 33 1,467 44
 French Polynesia Assembly of French Polynesia (Assemblée de la Polynésie française) Unicameral 57 4,859 82
 Gibraltar Parliament Unicameral 17 1,750 75
 Greenland Assembly (Inatsisartut)[21] Unicameral 31 1,830 64
 Guam Legislature of Guam (Liheslaturan Guåhan) Unicameral 15 10,623
 Guernsey States (États) Unicameral 45 1,387 60
 Hong Kong Legislative Council (立法會) Unicameral 70 101,481 5,015
 Isle of Man Tynwald (Tinvaal) House of Keys (Kiare as Feed) Lower 24 3,520 113
Legislative Council (Yn Choonceil Slattyssagh) Upper 11 7,681 247
 Jersey States (États) Unicameral 39 2,509 130
 Macau Legislative Assembly (立法會, Assembleia Legislativa) Unicameral 29 19,610 636
 Montserrat Legislative Council Unicameral 9 546 3
 New Caledonia Territorial Congress (Congrès Territorial) Unicameral 54 4,547 58
 Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly Unicameral 9 255
 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Assembly (Tionól Thuaisceart Éireann) Unicameral 108 16,767
 Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Legislature House of Representatives Lower 20 2,694 45
Senate Upper 10 5,388 90
 Pitcairn Islands Island Council Unicameral 10 6
 Puerto Rico Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa) House of Representatives (Cámara de Representantes) Lower 51 93,145 1,200
Senate (Senado) Upper 27 465,427 2,091
 Saint Barthélemy Territorial Council Unicameral 19
 Saint Helena Legislative Council Unicameral 21 1,266 2
 Saint Martin Territorial Council (fr) (conseil territorial) Unicameral
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon Territorial Council Unicameral 6 19
 Sark Chief Pleas Unicameral 12 50
 Scotland Scottish Parliament (Pàrlamaid na h-Alba, Scots Pairliament) Unicameral 129 40,734
 Sint Maarten Estates (Staten) Unicameral 15 2,495 52
 Tokelau Parliament Unicameral 20 70 1
 Turks and Caicos Islands Legislative Council Unicameral 21 1,498 10
 U.S. Virgin Islands Legislature Unicameral 15 7,093 105
 Wales National Assembly for Wales (Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru) Unicameral 60 51,066
 Wallis and Futuna Territorial Assembly (Assemblée Territoriale) Unicameral 20 650 3

Legislatures of non-UN states (including unrecognized and disputed territories)[edit]

non-UN state Overall name of legislature Name of house House level Term (years) Voting system Seats Population per seat
 Abkhazia People's Assembly (Жәлар Реизара, Zhelar Reizara) Unicameral 35 6,877
 Republic of China Legislative Yuan (立法院 Lìfǎ Yùan) Unicameral 4 first past the post with some seats via closed party list or single non-transferable vote 113 117,360
 Cook Islands Parliament Unicameral 24 815.375
 Kosovo Assembly of Kosovo (Albanian: Kuvendi i Kosovës, Serbian: Скупштина Косова) Unicameral 120 15,213
 Nagorno-Karabakh Republic National Assembly (Azgayin Zhoghov) Unicameral 33 4,284
 Niue Assembly Unicameral 20 69
 Northern Cyprus Assembly of the Republic (Cumhuriyet Meclisi) Unicameral 50 5,898
State of Palestine State of Palestine Legislative Council (Palestinian National Authority) Unicameral 132 32,277
 Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Sahrawi National Council (المجلس الوطني الصحراوي Al-Majlis al-Watani al-Sahrawi) Unicameral 2 53
 Somaliland Parliament (Baarlamaanka) House of Representatives (Golaha Wakiilada) Lower 82 42,682
House of Elders (Golaha Guurtida) Upper 82 42682
 South Ossetia Parliament Unicameral 34 2,117
 Transnistria Supreme Council[22] (Верховный Совет, Verhkovny Sovet) Unicameral 43 12,062

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Article 7(3) Treaty of Lisbon: Protocol ON THE APPLICATION OF THE PRINCIPLES OF SUBSIDIARITY AND PROPORTIONALITY
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Native name not available
  3. ^ a b The head of state is a constituent part of the parliament too.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac The native name is also used in English.
  5. ^ The PRC has also a Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (中国人民政治协商会议 Zhōngguó Rénmín Zhèngzhì Xiéshāng Huìyì), which is a political advisory body but not a legislature.
  6. ^ Also: Temsilciler Meclisi
  7. ^ Also: Riksdag
  8. ^ Also: National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale)
  9. ^ Also: Chambre des Députés
  10. ^ Also: Assemblée nationale
  11. ^ Transliterally, People's Hall
  12. ^ Transliterally, Nation's Hall
  13. ^ In English State Great Khural is used too.
  14. ^ The Consultative Assembly has only consultative tasks
  15. ^ The Assembly of State has only consultative tasks
  16. ^ ur:ایوانِ بالا
  17. ^ Name used only on those rare occasions when both houses sit together
  18. ^ The Consultative Assembly has only consultative task
  19. ^ The appointed Consultative Assembly has only legislative tasks
  20. ^ Lakota, Igor (2006). Sistem nepopolne dvodomnosti v slovenskem parlamentu (diplomska naloga) [The system of incomplete bicameralism in the Slovenian Parliament (diploma thesis)] (in Slovene). Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. p. 62. Retrieved 16 December 2010. "Opinions differ, however the majority of domestic experts agree that the National Council may be regarded as the upper house, but the bicameralism is distinctively incomplete." 
  21. ^ Also: Landsting
  22. ^ Parliament of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Pridnestrovie)