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 Overall name of legislature Name of house House level Term (years) Voting system Seats Population per seat GDP per seat (million USD) Link
 European Union Union legislator[1] European Parliament Unicameral 5 direct, proportional 754 667,761 20,983 Website

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 Website
House of Elders (مشرانوجرګه Meshrano Jirga) Upper 3, 4 and 5 majority and appointed by the president 102 298,234 291 Website
 Albania Assembly of Albania (Kuvendi i Shqipërisë) Unicameral 4 proportional closed list 140 20,226 177 Website
 Algeria Parliament[2] People's National Assembly (al-Majlis al-Sha'abi al-Watani) Lower 6 proportional open list 462 61,833 439 Website
Council of the Nation (al-Majlis al-Umma) Upper 5 indirect vote and appointed by the president 144 257,638 1,830 Website
 Andorra General Council of the Valleys (Consell General de les Valls) Unicameral 4 proportional closed list 28 2,789 161 Website
 Angola National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) Unicameral 4 proportional party list 220 84,081 525 Website
 Antigua and Barbuda Parliament[3] House of Representatives Lower 5 first-past-the-post 19 4,305 82 Website
Senate Upper 5 appointed by the governor general 17 4,811 92 Website
 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 Website
Senate of the Nation (Senado de la Nación) Upper 6 direct vote 72 557,181 9,950 Website
 Armenia National Assembly (Ազգային Ժողով Azgayin Zhoghov) Unicameral 5 direct vote and proportional closed list 131 24,902 136 Website
 Australia Parliament of Australia[3] House of Representatives Lower 3 preferential instant-runoff voting 150 143,384 6,096 Website
Senate Upper 6 single transferable vote 76 116,650-1,212,133 Website
 Austria Federal Assembly (Bundesversammlung) National Council (Nationalrat) Lower 5 proportional mixed-member proportional representation 183 43,895 1,923 Website
Federal Council (Bundesrat) Upper 5 and 6 appointed by state parliaments 62 129,563 5,677 Website
 Azerbaijan National Assembly (Milli Məclis) Unicameral 5 popular vote 125 73,320 744 Website
The Bahamas Bahamas, The Parliament House of Assembly Lower 5 majority rule 38 9,326 283
Senate Upper 5 appointed by the Governor-General 16 22,103 674
 Bahrain National Assembly[2] Assembly of Representatives (Majlis an-nuwab) Lower 4 popular vote 40 30,864 777 Website
Consultative Assembly (Majlis al-shura) Upper 4 appointed by the king 40 30,864 777 Website
 Bangladesh House of the Nation (জাতীয় সংসদ Jatiyo Sangshad) Unicameral 5 majority 345 466,909 818 Website
 Barbados Parliament House of Assembly Lower 5 popular vote 30 9,486 216 Website
Senate Upper 5 appointed by the governor general 21 13,551 309 Website
 Belarus National Assembly (Нацыянальны сход Nacyjanaĺny schod) Chamber of Representatives (Палата прадстаўнікоў Palata pradstaŭnikoŭ) Lower 4 popular vote 110 85,997 1,288 Website
Council of the Republic (Савет Рэспублікі Saviet Respubliki) Upper 4 elected by regional councils and appointed by the president 64 147,773 2,215 Website
 Belgium Federal Parliament (Federaal Parlement / Parlement fédéral / Föderales Parlament) Chamber of Representatives
(Kamer van Volksvertegenwoordigers / Chambre des Représentants / Abgeordnetenkammer)
Lower 4 proportional 150 73,380 2,755 Website
Senate (Senaat / Sénat / Senat) Upper 4 popular vote 71 355,065 5,820 Website
 Belize National Assembly House of Representatives Lower 5 popular vote 31 10,748 90 Website
Senate Upper 5 appointed by the governor general 12 27,766 233 Website
 Benin National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) Unicameral 4 popular vote 83 115,648 176 Website
 Bhutan Parliament of Bhutan[4] National Assembly (རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་ཚོགས་འདུ། Gyelyong Tshogdu) Lower 5 popular vote 47 15,072 91 Website
National Council (རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་ཚོགས་སྡེ། Gyelyong Tshogde) Upper 4 majority and appointed by the king 25 28,337 171 Website
 Bolivia Plurinational Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa Plurinacional) Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) Lower 5 majority and proportional closed list 130 83,905 391 Website
Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores) Upper 5 proportional closed list 36 302,993 1,414 Website
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Parliamentary Assembly (Parlamentarna Skupština) House of Representatives ('Представнички Дом / Predstavnički Dom) Lower 4 proportional 42 91,422 753 Website
House of Peoples (Dom Naroda) Upper 4 appointed by regional assemblies 15 255,982 2,109 Website
 Botswana Parliament National Assembly Lower 5 popular vote, majority party and appointed by the president 63 32,211 471 Website
House of Chiefs (Ntlo ya Dikgosi) Upper 5 indirectly elected and appointed by the president 35 57,980 848 Website
 Brazil National Congress (Congresso Nacional) Chamber of Deputies (Câmara dos Deputados) Lower 4 proportional open list 513 371,798 4,471 Website
Federal Senate (Senado Federal) Upper 8 majority 81 2,354,724 28,320 Website
 Brunei Legislative Council[2] Unicameral no timeframe popular vote and appointed by the sultan 36 11,355 582 Website
 Bulgaria National Assembly (Народно събрание Narodno sabranie) Unicameral 4 popular vote 240 30,685 420 Website
 Burkina Faso National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) Unicameral 5 popular vote 111 126,281 198 Website
 Burma (Myanmar) Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) House of Representatives (Pyithu Hluttaw) House of Nationalities (Amyotha Hluttaw) 5 popular vote and appointed by the military 440 137,000 187 Website
National Assembly (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 Website
Senate (Sénat) Upper 5 indirect vote and appointment by ethnic groups 49 164,358 105 Website
 Cambodia Parliament

(សភាតំណាងរាស្ត្រ ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា)

National Assembly (រដ្ឋសភាជាតិ; Rotsaphea) Lower 5 popular vote 123 108,852 272 Website
Senate (ព្រឹទ្ធសភា; Protsaphea) Upper 5 appointed by the monarch, elected by the National Assembly and commune councils 61 219,490 548 Website
 Cameroon National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) Unicameral 5 popular vote 180 97,021 262 Website
 Canada Parliament/ Parlement House of Commons/ Chambre des communes Lower 4 majority 308 108,690 4,532 Website
Senate / Sénat Upper Until age 75, or resigns. appointed by the governor general 105 318,825 13,296 Website
 Cape Verde National Assembly (Asembleia Nacional) Unicameral 5 proportional party list 72 4,990 20 Website
 Central African Republic National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Unicameral 5 run-off majority 100 38,951 36
 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 Website
Senate of the Republic (Senado de la República) Upper 8 popular vote 38 457,963 7,885 Website
 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 Website
 Colombia Congress (Congreso) House of Representatives (Cámara de Representantes) Lower 4 popular vote 166 279,556 2,843 Website
Senate (Senado) Upper 4 popular vote 102 454,964 4,627 Website
 Comoros Assembly of the Union (Assemblée de la Union) Unicameral 5 popular vote and elected by local assemblies 33 24,181 25 Website
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 Website
Senate (Sénat) Upper 5 elected by provincial assemblies 108 664,008 233 Website
Republic of the Congo Congo, Republic of the Parliament (Parlement) National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Lower 5 popular vote 153 28,537 119 Website
Senate (Sénat) Upper 5 indirect vote 52 83,966 350
 Costa Rica Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa) Unicameral 4 popular vote 57 75,468 965 Website
 Ivory Coast National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Unicameral 5 majority 70 294,529 515 Website
 Croatia Croatian Assembly[4] (Hrvatski sabor) Unicameral 4 proportional closed list 151 28,414 532 Website
 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 Website
 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 Website
 Czech Republic Parliament of the Czech Republic (Parlament České republiky) Chamber of Deputies (Poslanecká sněmovna) Lower 4 popular vote 200 52,811 1,424 Website
Senate (Senát) Upper 6 popular vote 81 130,397 3,517 Website
 Denmark Parliament[4] (Folketing) Unicameral 4 proportional mixed 179 30,969 1,154 Website
 Djibouti National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Unicameral 5 popular vote 65 12,587 35 Website
 Dominica House of Assembly Unicameral 5 popular vote and appointed by the president 21 3,394 46 Website
 Dominican Republic National Congress (Congreso Nacional) Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) Lower 4 popular vote 183 51,520 510 Website
Senate (Senado) Upper 4 popular vote 32 293,088 2,918 Website
 Timor-Leste National Parliament (Parlamento Nacional) Unicameral 5 proportional 65 16,408 146
 Ecuador National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) Unicameral 4 proportional closed list 124 116,802 1,028 Website
 Egypt Parliament[2] People's Assembly (مجلس الشعب Majilis Al-Sha’ab) Lower 5 popular vote and appointed by the president 508 150,983 1,021 Website
Consultative Council (مجلس الشورى Majilis Al-Shura) Upper 6 popular vote and appointed by the president 270 284,071 1,922 Website
 El Salvador Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa) Unicameral 3 popular vote 84 68,382 530 Website
 Equatorial Guinea House of People's Representatives (Cámara de Representantes del Pueblo) Unicameral 5 popular vote 100 6,760 261
 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 Website
 Ethiopia Parliament[2] House of People's Representatives
(የሕዝብ ተወካዮች ምክር ቤት Yehizbtewekayoch Mekir Bet)
Lower 5 popular vote 547 135,134 173 Website
House of Federation (የፌዴሬሽን ምክር ቤት Yefedereshn Mekir Bet) Upper 5 elected by state assemblies 112 659,986 847 Website
 Fiji Parliament House of Representatives Lower 5 popular vote 71 11,792 58 Website
Senate Upper 5 appointed by the president and parties 32 26,164 129 Website
 Finland Parliament (Eduskunta)[7] Unicameral 4 proportional open list 200 25,900 978 Website
 France Parliament (Parlement) National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Lower 5 majority 577 113,258 3,843 Website
Senate (Sénat) Upper 6 electoral college 348 187,787 6,373 Website
 Gabon Parliament (Parlement) National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Lower 5 popular vote 121 12,190 203 Website
Senate (Sénat) Upper 6 elected by municipal councils and departmental assemblies 102 14,460 240 Website
 Gambia National Assembly Unicameral 5 popular vote and appointed by the president 53 25,673 65 Website
 Georgia Parliament of Georgia (საქართველოს პარლამენტი Sak'art'velos Parlamenti) Unicameral 4 proportional closed list and majority 150 29,794 163 Website
 Germany Federal Diet[4] (Bundestag) Lower (not officially) 4 majority and proportional closed list 620 131,934 4,998 Website
Federal Council[4] (Bundesrat) Upper (not officially) 4 elected by state governments 69 1,185,501 44,914 Website
 Ghana Parliament Unicameral 4 majority 228 106,286 328 Website
 Greece Hellenic Parliament[4] (Βουλή των Ελλήνων Vouli ton Ellinon) Unicameral 4 popular vote 300 35,958 981 Website
 Grenada Parliament House of Representatives Lower 5 popular vote 15 7,333 96 Website
Senate Upper 5 appointed by the government and by the leader of opposition 13 8,461 111 Website
 Guatemala Congress of the Republic (Congreso de la República) Unicameral 4 proportional closed list 158 80,557 472 Website
 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 Website
 Guyana National Assembly Unicameral 5 popular vote and appointed by the president 65 11,583 88 Website
 Haiti National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Chamber of Deputies (Chambre des Députés) Lower 4 proportional 99 98,181 124 Website
Senate (Sénat) Upper 6 30 323,997 412 Website
 Honduras National Congress (Congreso Nacional) Unicameral 4 proportional closed list 128 58,823 278 Website
 Hungary National Assembly (Országgyűlés) Unicameral 4 proportional open list 386 25,860 506 Website
 Iceland Assembly of All[4] (Alþingi) Unicameral 4 proportional mixed 63 5,080 196 Website
 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 Website
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 Website
 Indonesia People's Consultative Assembly (Majelis Permusyawaratan Rakyat) People's Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat) Lower 5 popular vote 560 423,972 2,008 Website
Regional Representatives Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah) Upper 5 popular vote 132 1,798,669 8,520 Website
 Iran

Assembly[4] (مجلس Majlis)

Unicameral 4 popular vote 290 259,136 3,414 Website
 Iraq Council of Representatives of Iraq[4] (مجلس النواب العراقي Majlis Al-Niwab Al-Iraqi) Unicameral 4 proportional open list 325 95,782 392 Website
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 Website
Senate of Ireland[4] (Seanad Éireann) Upper 5 appointed by the prime minister and elected by universities 60 76,470 3,026 Website
 Israel Assembly[4] (כנסת Knesset) Unicameral 4 proportional closed list 120 61,768 1,960 Website
 Italy Parliament (Parlamento) Chamber of Deputies (Camera dei Deputati) Lower 5 proportional closed list 630 94,556 2,931 Website
Senate of the Republic (Senato della Repubblica) Upper 5 proportional closed list and appointed by the president 315 189,112 5,863 Website
 Jamaica Parliament House of Representatives Lower 5 popular vote 63 45,860 392 Website
Senate Upper 5 appointed by the governor general 20 144,459 1,237 Website
 Japan Diet (国会 Kokkai) House of Representatives (衆議院 Shūgiin) Lower 4 proportional and majority 480 266,783 9,250 Website
House of Councillors (参議院 Sangiin) Upper 6 proportional 242 529,157 18,348 Website
 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 Website
Assembly of Senators (مجلس الأعيان Majlis al-Aayan) Upper 6 appointed by the monarch 60 93,520 614 Website
 Kazakhstan Parliament (Parlamenti) Assembly[4] (Mazhilis) Lower 5 77 207,854 2,815 Website
Senate Upper 6 appointed by the president and elected by local assemblies 47 340,527 4,612 Website
 Kenya National Assembly Unicameral 5 popular vote and appointed by the president 224 172,366 318 Website
 Kiribati House of Assembly (Maneaba ni Maungatabu) Unicameral 4 popular vote and appointed by Rabi Council of Leaders 46 2,239 13 Website
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 Website
 Kuwait National Assembly (مجلس الأمة Majlis al-Umma) Unicameral 4 popular vote and appointed by the prime minister 50 71,328 3,070 Website
 Kyrgyzstan Supreme Council (Joghorku Keneš) Unicameral 5 popular vote 120 44,690 109 Website
 Laos National Assembly (Sapha Heng Xat) Unicameral 5 one-party state closed list 115 48,148 151 Website
 Latvia Parliament[4] (Saeima) Unicameral 4 proportional closed list 100 20,703 349 Website
 Lebanon Assembly of Deputies (مجلس النواب Majlis an-Nuwwab)[8] Unicameral 4 popular vote 128 33,000 480 Website
 Lesotho Parliament National Assembly Lower 5 popular vote and proportional 120 16,927 31 Website
Senate Upper 5 appointed by principal chiefs and by the ruling party 33 61,556 115 Website
 Liberia Legislature House of Representatives Lower 6 majority 73 47,624 24 Website
Senate Upper 9 majority 30 115,896 58 Website
 Libya General National Congress ( العام للمؤتمر الوطني Al-Waṭanī el-Mu'tammar al 'âmm) Unicameral 200 28,353 187 Website
 Liechtenstein Diet[4] (Landtag) Unicameral 4 proportional closed list 25 1,451 201 Website
 Lithuania Parliament[4] (Seimas) Unicameral 4 proportional 141 21,658 436 Website
 Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies (D'Chamber)[9] Unicameral 5 popular vote 60 8,484 687 Website
Republic of Macedonia Macedonia, Republic of Assembly (Собрание Sobranie) Unicameral 123 16,736 173 Website
 Madagascar Parliament[2] National Assembly (Antenimieram-Pirenena)[10] Lower 160 137,078 127 Website
Senate (Sénat) Upper 33 664,430 618 Website
 Malawi National Assembly Unicameral 5 First-past-the-post 194 76,809 71 Website
 Malaysia Parliament (Parlimen) House of Representatives[11] (Dewan Rakyat) Lower 5 First-past-the-post 222 127,631 2,014 Website
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 Website
 Maldives Assembly[4] (Majlis) Unicameral 5 First-past-the-post 77 4,266 36 Website
 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 Website
 Malta House of Representatives (Kamra tad-Deputati) Unicameral 5 Single transferable vote 69 5,950 155 Website
 Marshall Islands Legislature (Nitijela) Unicameral 4 Single and multi-member constituencies 33 2,060 4 Website
 Mauritania Parliament (Barlamene) National Assembly (Al Jamiya al-Wataniyah) Lower 5 Runoff election 81 37,888 87 Website
Assembly of Senators (Majlis al-Shuyukh) Upper 6 Election by communal councillors 56 56,803 126 Website
 Mauritius National Assembly Unicameral 5 70 17,614 275 Website
 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 Website
Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores) Upper Parallel voting: Largest remainder method (Hare quota) 128 889,926 12,981 Website
Federated States of Micronesia Micronesia, Federated States of Congress Unicameral 4 10 by FPTP and 4 by Proportional representation 14 7,642 25 Website
 Moldova Parliament (Parlamentul) Unicameral 101 33,498 118 Website
 Monaco National Council (Conseil National) Unicameral 24 1,473 227 Website
 Mongolia State Great Assembly[13] (Улсын Их Хурал Ulsyn Ich-Chural) Unicameral 76 36,245 174 Website
 Montenegro Assembly (Skupština / Скупштина) Unicameral 81 7,719 88 Website
 Morocco Parliament[2] Assembly of Representatives (Majlis al-Nuwab) Lower 325 100,444 500 Website
Assembly of Councillors (Majlis al-Mustasharin) Upper 270 120,905 602 Website
 Mozambique Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da República) Unicameral proportional party list 250 85,588 95 Website
 Namibia Parliament National Assembly Lower 78 26,923 201 Website
National Council Upper 26 80,769 605 Website
 Nauru Parliament Unicameral 18 521 3 Website
   Nepal Constituent Assembly Unicameral 601 44,294 62 Website
 Netherlands States-General (Staten-Generaal) House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer, Second Chamber) Lower 150 111,533 4,693 Website
Senate (Eerste Kamer, First Chamber) Upper 75 223,066 9,387 Website
 New Zealand House of Representatives Unicameral 120 33,566 1,018 Website
 Nicaragua National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) Unicameral 92 64,034 205 Website
 Niger National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Unicameral 113 139,210 102 Website
 Nigeria National Assembly House of Representatives Lower 360 388,898 1,148 Website
Senate Upper 109 1,284,436 3,792 Website
 Norway Great Assembly[4] (Storting) Unicameral proportional mixed 169 29,785 1,573 Website
 Oman Consultative Assembly[14] (Majlis al-Shura) Unicameral 84 33,017 973 Website
Assembly of State[15] (Majlis al-Dawla) Unicameral 83 Website
 Pakistan Parliament of Pakistan (پارلیمنٹ) National Assembly (ایوان زیریں پاکستان) Lower 336 537,023 1,454 Website
Senate (ایوانِ بالا)[16] Upper 104 1,735,000 4,697 Website
 Palau National Congress (Olbiil era Kelulau) House of Delegates[2] Lower majority rule 16 1,309 17
Senate[2] Upper majority rule 9 2,328 31
 Panama National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) Unicameral 71 47,969 712 Website
 Papua New Guinea National Parliament Unicameral 109 56,766 154 Website
 Paraguay Congress (Congreso) Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) Lower 80 80,681 441 Website
Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores) Upper 45 143,434 785 Website
 Peru Congress of the Republic (Congreso de la República) Unicameral 130 217,082 2,322 Website
 Philippines Congress (Kongreso) House of Representatives (Kapulungán ng mga Kinatawán / Mababang Kapulungán / Cámara de Representantes) Lower 3 closed list and first-past-the-post 286 362,849 1,365 Website
Senate (Senado / Mataás na Kapulungán) Upper 6 bloc voting 24 4,323,958 16,267 Website
 Poland National Assembly (Zgromadzenie Narodowe)[17] Sejm (Diet)[4] (Sejm) Lower 4 proportional open list 460 83,697 1,677 Website
Senate (Senat) Upper 4 majority 100 385,010 7,716 Website
 Portugal Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da República) Unicameral proportional party list 230 45,920 1,082 Website
 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 Website
Senate (Senat) Upper 137 139,005 1,950 Website
 Russia Federal Assembly (Федеральное Собрание Federalnoye Sobraniye) State Duma[4] (Государственная Дума Gosudarstvennaya Duma) Lower proportional party list 450 318,000 5,296 Website
Federation Council (Совет Федерации Sovet Federatsii) Upper 166 862,048 14,357 Website
 Rwanda Parliament (Inteko Ishinga Amategeko) Chamber of Deputies (Umutwe w'Abadepite) Lower 80 146,121 171 Website
Senate (Umutwe wa Sena) Upper 26 449,603 526 Website
 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 Website
 San Marino Grand and General Council (Consiglio Grande e Generale) Unicameral 60 536 18 Website
 São Tomé and Príncipe National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) Unicameral 55 3,330 6 Website
 Saudi Arabia Consultative Assembly[19] (Majlis ash-Shura) Unicameral 150 189,175 4,551 Website
 Senegal Parliament National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Lower 150 85,701 167 Website
Senate (Sénat) Upper 100 128,551 251
 Serbia National Assembly (Народна скупштина / Narodna Skupština) Unicameral 250 28,482 315 Website
 Seychelles National Assembly Unicameral 31 2,709 72
 Sierra Leone Parliament Unicameral 124 40,136 41 Website
 Singapore Parliament Unicameral 99 52,360 3,180 Website
 Slovakia National Council (Národná rada) Unicameral 150 35,980 846 Website
 Slovenia Parliament (Državni zbor Republike Slovenije) National Assembly (Državni zbor) Lower 90 22,779 643 Website
National Council (Državni svet)[20] Upper 40 51,254 1,447 Website
 Solomon Islands National Parliament Unicameral 50 10,460 34 Website
 Somalia Federal Parliament[2] House of the People Lower 275 36,675 21
Senate Upper 56
 South Africa Parliament National Assembly Lower 400 126,466 1,387 Website
National Council of Provinces Upper 90 562,075 6,168 Website
 South Sudan National Legislature Council of States Upper
National Legislature Assembly Lower 170 48,591
 Spain General Courts[4] (Cortes Generales) Congress of Deputies (Congreso de los Diputados) Lower 350 131,894 4,038 Website
Senate (Senado) Upper 266 173,545 5,313 Website
 Sri Lanka Parliament (ශ්‍රී ලංකා පාර්ලිමේන්තුව (Sinhala)/

இலங்கை பாராளுமன்றம் (Tamil))[2]

Unicameral 225 90,122 517 Website
 Sudan National Legislature National Assembly (Majlis Watani) Lower 450 68,653 197 Website
Assembly of States (Majlis Welayat) Upper 50 617,880 1,780 Website
 Suriname National Assembly (Nationale Assemblée) Unicameral 51 10,470 99 Website
 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 proportional 349 27,286 1,093 Website
 Syria People's Assembly (Majlis al-Sha'ab) Unicameral 250 86,964 Website
  Switzerland Federal Assembly (Bundesversammlung, Assemblée fédérale, Assemblea federale) National Council (Nationalrat, Conseil National, Consiglio Nazionale) Lower 200 40,000 1,699 Website
Council of States (Ständerat, Conseil des Etats, Consiglio degli Stati) Upper 46 173,913 7,388 Website
 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 Website
 Thailand National Assembly (รัฐสภา ;Rathasapha) House of Representatives (สภาผู้แทนราษฎร ; Saphaputhan Ratsadon) Lower 500 130,958 1,204 Website
Senate (วุฒิสภา ;Wuthisapha) Upper 150 436,529 4,013 Website
 Togo National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Unicameral 81 76,434 79 Website
 Tonga Legislative Assembly Unicameral 26 3,962 29 Website
 Trinidad and Tobago Parliament House of Representatives Lower 41 32,139 647 Website
Senate Upper 31 42,506 856 Website
 Tunisia National Constituent Assembly (المجلس التأسيسي الوطني al-Majlis al-Waṭanī at-Ta’sīsī) Unicameral 217 49,188 465 Website
 Turkey Grand National Assembly of Turkey (Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi) Unicameral 550 135,862 1,951 Website
 Turkmenistan Assembly (Mejlis) Unicameral 125 41,360 346
 Tuvalu Parliament (Palamene) Unicameral 15 666 2 Website
 Uganda National Assembly Unicameral 375 87,839 123 Website
 Ukraine Supreme Council (Верховна Рада Verkhovna Rada) Unicameral 450 101,248 732 Website
 United Arab Emirates Federal National Assembly (المجلس الوطني الإتحادي Majlis Watani Ittihad) Unicameral 40 206,601 6,470 Website
 United Kingdom Parliament House of Commons Lower 5 majority 650 95,787 3,478 Website
House of Lords Upper 765 81,388 2,955 Website
 United States Congress House of Representatives Lower 2 majority 435 722,636 34,698 Website
Senate Upper 6 majority 100 576,412-38,041,430 Website
 Uruguay General Assembly (Asamblea General) Chamber of Representatives (Cámara de Diputados) Lower 99 33,195 514 Website
Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores)
Upper 30 109,543 1,696 Website
 Uzbekistan Supreme Assembly (Oliy Majlis) Legislative Chamber[2] Lower 150 194,156 634 Website
Senate[2] Upper 100 291,234 952 Website
 Vanuatu Parliament (Parlement) Unicameral 4 52 Website
 Venezuela National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) Unicameral 165 175,430 2,267 Website
 Vietnam National Assembly (Quoc Hoi) Unicameral 498 176,385 602 Website
  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 Website
 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
 Mayotte General Council (conseil général) Unicameral 19 11,421
 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 (fr)(conseil territorial) Unicameral
 Saint Helena Legislative Council Unicameral 21 1,266 2
 Saint Martin Territorial Council (fr) (conseil territorial) Unicameral
 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-US 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
Palestinian territories 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)