List of legislatures by country

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This is a list of legislatures by country. A "legislature" is the generic name for the National Parliaments and Congresses that act as a plenary general assembly of representatives and that have the power to legislate. All entities included in the list of countries are included in this list.

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).

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 751 667,761 20,983 europarl.europa.eu
African Union Pan-African Parliament Unicameral 5 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 Depends per country. direct, proportional 120 426,274.46 2,651.175 parlacen.int
 Mercosur Mercosur Parliament Unicameral 5 direct, indirect (depends per country) proportional 122 1,588,889 16.228 parlamentodelmercosur.org
Bandera Parlamento Latinoamericano.jpg Community of Latin American and Caribbean States Latin American Parliament Unicameral 5 direct 276 ~ ~ parlatino.org
 Arab League Arab Parliament Unicameral

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 Parliament (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 80,303 439 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 (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 voting 19 4,305 82 ab.gov.ag
Senate Upper 5 appointed by the Governor-General 17 4,811 92 ab.gov.ag
 Argentina National Congress of Argentina (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 150 154,200 6,096 aph.gov.au
Senate Upper 6 single transferable vote 76 304,342 12,032 aph.gov.au
 Austria Austrian Parliament 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] Council of Representatives (Majlis an-nuwab) Lower 4 popular vote 40 30,864 777 nuwab.gov.bh
Consultative Council (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) House 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 / Парламентарна скупштина) House of Representatives (Predstavnički dom / Zastupnički dom / Представнички дом) Lower 4 proportional 42 91,422 753 parlament.ba
House of Peoples (Dom naroda / Дом народa) Upper 4 elected by the National Assembly (Republika Srpska) for the Republic of Srpska and by the House of Peoples of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina 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 (Majlis Mesyuarat) 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
 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 49 179,577 105 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 6[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 4 years, unless elections are called earlier First-past-the-post voting 338 104,571 5,214 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)[6] 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) Chamber 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
 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)[7] 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
 East Timor 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] House of Representatives (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 Deputies (Cámara de los Diputados) 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 Peoples' 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
 Federated States of Micronesia Congress Unicameral 4 10 by FPTP and 4 by Proportional representation 14 7,642 25 fsmcongress.fm
 Fiji Parliament Unicameral 4 proportional open list 50 16,745 82 Archive
 Finland Parliament (Eduskunta)[8] 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) N/A (unofficially Lower house) 4 majority and proportional closed list 631 128,500 4,998 bundestag.de
Federal Council[4] (Bundesrat) N/A (unofficially Upper house) dependant on individual state elections 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
and Scorporo
199 25,860 506 parlament.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 545 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 proportional open list 560 423,972 2,008 dpr.go.id
Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah) Upper 5 Single non-transferable vote 132 1,798,669 8,520 dpd.go.id
 Iran

Islamic Consultative Assembly[4] (مجلس شورای اسلامی Majles-e Showrā-ye Eslāmī)

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
 Ivory Coast National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Unicameral 5 majority 70 294,529 515 anci.ci
 Jamaica Parliament House of Representatives Lower 5 First-past-the-post voting 63 45,860 392 japarliament.gov.jm
Senate Upper 5 Appointed by the Governor General 21 137,580 1,176
 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 Parliament (مجلس الأمة Majlis al-Umma) Assembly of Deputies (مجلس النواب Majlis al-Nuwaab) Lower 4 Single non-transferable vote 150 46,760 307 representatives.jo
Senate (مجلس الأعيان Majlis al-Aayan) Upper 6 appointed by the monarch 75 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 Parliament
(Parlement)
Chamber of Deputies (مجلس النواب Majlis an-Nuwwab)[9] 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 House of Representatives ( مجلس النواب Majlis an-Nuwwab) Unicameral 200 28,353 187 libyan-parliament.org
 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)[10] Unicameral 5 popular vote 60 8,484 687 chd.lu
Republic of Macedonia Macedonia, Republic of Assembly (Собрание Sobranie) Unicameral 4 123 16,736 173 sobranie.mk
 Madagascar Parliament[2] National Assembly (Antenimieram-Pirenena)[11] Lower 5 160 137,078 127 assemblee-nationale.mg
Senate (Sénat) Upper 5 33 664,430 618 senat.mg
 Malawi National Assembly Unicameral 5 First-past-the-post voting 194 76,809 71 parliament.gov.mw
 Malaysia Parliament (Parlimen) House of Representatives[12] (Dewan Rakyat) Lower 5 First-past-the-post voting 222 127,631 2,014 parlimen.gov.my
Senate[13] (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 voting 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 6 Parallel voting: Largest remainder method (Hare quota) 128 889,926 12,981 senado.gob.mx
 Moldova Parliament (Parlamentul) Unicameral 4 101 33,498 118 parlament.md
 Monaco National Council (Conseil National) Unicameral 5 24 1,473 227 conseil-national.mc
 Mongolia State Great Assembly[14] (Улсын Их Хурал Ulsyn Ich-Chural) Unicameral 4 76 36,245 174 parliament.mn
 Montenegro Assembly (Skupština / Скупштина) Unicameral 4 81 7,719 88 skupstina.me
 Morocco Parliament[2] House of Representatives (Majlis al-Nuwab) Lower 5 325 100,444 500 parlement.ma
House of Councillors (Majlis al-Mustasharin) Upper 9 270 120,905 602 conseiller.ma
 Mozambique Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da República) Unicameral 5 proportional party list 250 85,588 95 parlamento.org.mz
 Myanmar (Burma) 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 amyothahluttaw.gov.mm
 Namibia Parliament National Assembly Lower 5 78 26,923 201 parliament.gov.na
National Council Upper 6 26 80,769 605 parliament.gov.na
 Nauru Parliament Unicameral 3 18 521 3 naurugov.nr
   Nepal Legislature Parliament Unicameral 601 44,294 62 parliament.gov.np
 Netherlands States General (Staten-Generaal) House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer, Second Chamber) Lower 4 150 111,533 4,693 tweedekamer.nl
Senate (Eerste Kamer, First Chamber) Upper 4 75 223,066 9,387 eerstekamer.nl
 New Zealand House of Representatives Unicameral 3 mixed-member proportional representation 120 33,566 1,018 parliament.nz
 Nicaragua National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) Unicameral 5 92 64,034 205 asamblea.gob.ni
 Niger National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Unicameral 5 113 139,210 102 assemblee.ne
 Nigeria National Assembly House of Representatives Lower 4 360 388,898 1,148 nass.gov.ng
Senate Upper 4 109 1,284,436 3,792 nassnig.org
 Norway Great Assembly[4] (Storting) Unicameral 4 proportional mixed 169 29,785 1,573 stortinget.no
 Oman Council of Oman Consultative Assembly[15] (Majlis al-Shura) Lower 84 33,017 973 shura.om
Assembly of State[16] (Majlis al-Dawla) Upper 83 33415 985 omanet.om
 Pakistan Parliament of Pakistan (پارلیمنٹ) National Assembly (ایوان زیریں پاکستان) Lower 5 336 537,023 1,454 na.gov.pk
Senate (ایوانِ بالا)[17] Upper 6 104 1,735,000 4,697 senate.gov.pk
 Palau National Congress (Olbiil era Kelulau) House of Delegates[2] Lower 4 majority rule 16 1,309 17 palaugov.org
Senate[2] Upper 4 majority rule 9 2,328 31
 Panama National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) Unicameral 5 71 47,969 712 asamblea.gob.pa
 Papua New Guinea National Parliament Unicameral 5 109 56,766 154 parliament.gov.pg
 Paraguay Congress (Congreso) Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) Lower 5 80 80,681 441 diputados.gov.py
Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores) Upper 5 45 143,434 785 senado.gov.py
 Peru Congress of the Republic (Congreso de la República) Unicameral 5 130 217,082 2,322 congreso.gob.pe
 Philippines Congress (Kongreso) House of Representatives (Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan / Mababang Kapulungan / Cámara de Representantes) Lower 3 closed list and First-past-the-post voting 292 355,393 1,365 congress.gov.ph
Senate (Senado / Mataas na Kapulungan) Upper 6 bloc voting 24 4,323,958 16,267 senate.gov.ph
 Poland Parliament of Poland
National Assembly (Zgromadzenie Narodowe)[18]
Sejm[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 4 proportional party list 230 45,920 1,082 parlamento.pt
 Qatar Consultative Assembly[19] (Majlis ash-Shura) Unicameral 35 52,958 5,200
 Romania Parliament (Parlamentul) Chamber of Deputies (Camera Deputaţilor) Lower 4 326 58,416 819 cdep.ro
Senate (Senat) Upper 4 137 139,005 1,950 senat.ro
 Russia Federal Assembly (Федеральное Собрание Federalnoye Sobraniye) State Duma[4] (Государственная Дума Gosudarstvennaya Duma) Lower 5 proportional party list 450 318,000 5,296 duma.gov.ru
Federation Council (Совет Федерации Sovet Federatsii) Upper 170 862,048 14,357 council.gov.ru
 Rwanda Parliament (Inteko Ishinga Amategeko) Chamber of Deputies (Umutwe w'Abadepite) Lower 5 80 146,121 171 parliament.gov.rw
Senate (Umutwe wa Sena) Upper 8 26 449,603 526 parliament.gov.rw
 Saint Kitts and Nevis National Assembly Unicameral 5 15 3,686 58
 Saint Lucia Parliament House of Assembly Lower 5 17 10,221 123
Senate Upper 11 15,796 191
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines House of Assembly Unicameral 5 21 5,714 59
 Samoa Legislative Assembly[4] (Fono) Unicameral 5 49 3,965 22 parliament.gov.ws
 San Marino Grand and General Council (Consiglio Grande e Generale) Unicameral 5 60 536 18 consigliograndeegenerale.sm
 São Tomé and Príncipe National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) Unicameral 4 55 3,330 6 parlamento.st
 Saudi Arabia Consultative Assembly[20] (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 4 250 28,482 315 parlament.gov.rs
 Seychelles National Assembly Unicameral 5 31 2,709 72
 Sierra Leone Parliament Unicameral 5 124 40,136 41 sl-parliament.org
 Singapore Parliament Unicameral 5 First-past-the-post voting (MP) and appointed by the President (NMP) 99 52,360 3,180 parliament.gov.sg
 Slovakia National Council (Národná rada) Unicameral 4 150 35,980 846 nrsr.sk
 Slovenia Parliament (Državni zbor Republike Slovenije) National Assembly (Državni zbor) Lower 4 90 22,779 643 dz-rs.si
National Council (Državni svet)[21] Upper 40 51,254 1,447 ds-rs.si
 Solomon Islands National Parliament Unicameral 4 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 5 400 126,466 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 4, unless elections are called earlier. proportional closed list 350 131,894 4,038 congreso.es
Senate (Senado) Upper 4, unless elections are called earlier (212 are appointed through general election and 58 when regional legislatures are renewed, which not always happens at the same date). 266 173,545 5,313 senado.es
 Sri Lanka Parliament (ශ්රී ලංකා පාර්ලිමේන්තුව (Sinhala) / இலங்கை பாராளுமன்றம் (Tamil))[2] Unicameral 5 225 90,122 517 parliament.lk
 Sudan National Legislature National Assembly (Majlis Watani) Lower 6 450 68,653 197 parliament.gov.sd
Council of States (Majlis Welayat) Upper 6 50 617,880 1,780 councilofstates.gov.sd
 Suriname National Assembly (Nationale Assemblée) Unicameral 5 51 10,470 99 dna.sr
 Swaziland Parliament (Liblanda) House of Assembly[2] Lower 5 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 4 200 40,000 1,699 parliament.ch
Council of States (Ständerat, Conseil des Etats, Consiglio degli Stati) Upper 4 46 173,913 7,388 parliament.ch
 Tajikistan Supreme Assembly (Majlisi Oli) Assembly of Representatives (Majlisi Mamoyandogan) Lower 5 63 123,809 257
National Assembly (Majlisi Milliy) Upper 5 33 236,363 491
 Tanzania National Assembly (Bunge) Unicameral 5 357 120,974 178 parliament.go.tz
 Thailand National Assembly (รัฐสภา ;Rathasapha) National Legislative Assembly Unicameral 250 135 918 parliament.go.th
 Togo National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) Unicameral 5 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 5 41 32,139 647 ttparliament.org
Senate Upper 31 42,506 856
 Tunisia Assembly of the Representatives of the People (مجلس نواب الشعب Majless Noweb al Shaab) Unicameral 5 217 49,188 465 arp.tn
 Turkey Grand National Assembly of Turkey (Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi) Unicameral 4 550 135,862 1,951 tbmm.gov.tr
 Turkmenistan Assembly (Mejlis) Unicameral 5 125 41,360 346
 Tuvalu Parliament (Palamene) Unicameral 4 15 666 2 parliament.gov.tv
 Uganda Parliament Unicameral 5 375 87,839 123 parliament.go.ug
 Ukraine Supreme Council (Верховна Рада Verkhovna Rada) Unicameral 5 450 101,248 732 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 First-past-the-post voting 650 95,787 3,478 parliament.uk
House of Lords Upper Life Life peers appointed by the Sovereign on advice of Prime Minister. 92 elected by and from hereditary peers using preferential voting. 26 Lords Spiritual are bishops of the Church of England. 822 81,388 2,955 parliament.uk
 United States Congress House of Representatives Lower 2 First-past-the-post voting 435 722,636 34,698 house.gov
Senate Upper 6 First-past-the-post voting 100 3,143,467 215,623 senate.gov
 Uruguay General Assembly (Asamblea General) Chamber of Representatives (Cámara de Representantes) Lower 5 99 33,195 514 parlamento.gub.uy
Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores) Upper 5 30 109,543 1,696
 Uzbekistan Supreme Assembly (Oliy Majlis) Legislative Chamber[2] Lower 5 150 194,156 634 parliament.gov.uz
Senate[2] Upper 5 100 291,234 952 enat.gov.uz
 Vanuatu Parliament (Parlement) Unicameral 4 52 4319 14 parliament.gov.vu
  Vatican City Pontifical Commission (Pontificia Commissione per lo Stato della Città del Vaticano) Unicameral 5 7 114 [1]
 Venezuela National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) Unicameral 5 165 175,430 2,267 asambleanacional.gob.ve
 Vietnam National Assembly (Quốc hội) Unicameral 5 498 176,385 602 na.gov.vn
 Yemen House of Representatives (Majlis al-Nuwaab) Unicameral 6 301 81,485 192
 Zambia National Assembly Unicameral 5 150 87,284 145 parliament.gov.zm
 Zimbabwe Parliament House of Assembly Lower 5 210 61,971 29
Senate Upper 5 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) Website
 Åland Islands Law Assembly[4] (Lagtinget) Unicameral 4 30 945 www.lagtinget.ax
 Alderney States (États) Unicameral 4 10 240 www.alderney.gov.gg
 American Samoa Legislative Assembly[4] (Fono) House of Representatives Lower 2 21 2,643 21
Senate Upper 4 18 3,084 31
 Anguilla House of Assembly Unicameral 5 11 1,222 15
 Aruba Estates (Staten) Unicameral 4 21 4,832 107 www.parlamento.aw
 Azores Legislative Assembly (Assembleia Legislativa) Unicameral 4 57 4,311 72 www.alra.pt
 Bermuda Parliament House of Assembly Lower 5 36 1,784 125 www.parliament.bm
Senate Upper 11 5,839 409 www.parliament.bm
 British Virgin Islands House of Assembly Unicameral 4 15 1,969 56 www.legco.gov.vg
 Canary Islands Parliament (Parlamento de Canarias) Unicameral 4 60 35,000 www.parcan.es
 Catalonia Parliament (Parlament de Catalunya) Unicameral 4 135 40,000 / 50,000 www.parlament.cat
 Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly Unicameral 4 18 3,080 125 www.legislativeassembly.ky
 Crimea Supreme Council (Верховна Рада / Верховный Совет / Yuqarı Radası) Unicameral 100 19,731
 Curaçao Estates (Staten) Unicameral 4 21 7,127 www.parlamento.cw
 Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly Unicameral 4 11 272 9
 Faroe Islands Law Assembly[4] (Løgtingið) Unicameral 4 33 1,467 44 www.logting.fo
 French Polynesia Assembly (Assemblée de la Polynésie française) Unicameral 5 57 4,859 82 www.assemblee.pf
 Gibraltar Parliament Unicameral 4 17 1,750 75 www.parliament.gi
 Greenland Parliament (Inatsisartut)[22] Unicameral 4 31 1,830 64 www.inatsisartut.gl
 Guam Legislature (Liheslaturan Guåhan) Unicameral 4 15 10,623 www.guamlegislature.com
 Guernsey States (États) Unicameral 4 45 1,387 60 www.gov.gg/parliament
 Hong Kong Legislative Council (立法會) Unicameral 4 Popular vote(35), and elected by functional constituencies(35) 70 101,481 5,015 www.legco.gov.hk
 Isle of Man Tynwald (Tinvaal) House of Keys (Kiare as Feed) Lower 5 24 3,520 113 www.tynwald.org.im
Legislative Council (Yn Choonceil Slattyssagh) Upper 5 11 7,681 247 www.tynwald.org.im
 Jersey States (États) Unicameral 4 39 2,509 130 www.statesassembly.gov.je
 Macau Legislative Assembly (立法會, Assembleia Legislativa) Unicameral 4 Popular vote(12), elected by functional constituencies(10), and appointed by the Chief Executive(7) 29 19,610 636 www.al.gov.mo
 Madeira Legislative Assembly (Assembleia Legislativa) Unicameral 4 47 5,698 179 www.alram.pt
 Montserrat Legislative Council Unicameral 5 9 546 3
 New Caledonia Congress (Congrès Territorial) Unicameral 5 54 4,547 58 www.congres.nc
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Assembly (Tionól Thuaisceart Éireann) Unicameral 5 108 16,767 www.niassembly.gov.uk
 Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Legislature House of Representatives Lower 2 20 2,694 45 www.cnmileg.gov.mp
Senate Upper 2 10 5,388 90 www.cnmileg.gov.mp
 Pitcairn Islands Island Council Unicameral 3 10 6
 Puerto Rico Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa) House of Representatives (Cámara de Representantes) Lower 4 Majority 51 93,145 1,200 www.tucamarapr.org/dnncamara
Senate (Senado) Upper 4 Majority 27 465,427 2,091 senado.pr.gov
 Saint Barthélemy Territorial Council Unicameral 5 19
 Saint Helena Legislative Council Unicameral 4 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 5 Additional Member System 129 40,734

www.scottish.parliament.uk

 Sint Maarten Estates (Staten) Unicameral 4 15 2,495 52
 Tokelau Parliament Unicameral 3 20 70 1
 Turks and Caicos Islands House of Assembly Unicameral 4 21 1,498 10
 U.S. Virgin Islands Legislature Unicameral 2 15 7,093 105
 Wales National Assembly for Wales (Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru) Unicameral 5 Additional Member System 60 51,066 www.assembly.wales
 Wallis and Futuna Territorial Assembly (Assemblée Territoriale) Unicameral 5 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 5 35 6,877
 Cook Islands Parliament Unicameral 4 24 815,375
 Kosovo Assembly of Kosovo (Albanian: Kuvendi i Kosovës, Serbian: Скупштина Косова) Unicameral 4 120 15,213
 Nagorno-Karabakh Republic National Assembly (Azgayin Zhoghov) Unicameral 5 33 4,284
 Niue Assembly Unicameral 3 20 69
 Northern Cyprus Assembly of the Republic (Cumhuriyet Meclisi) Unicameral 5 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 5 82 42,682
House of Elders (Golaha Guurtida) Upper 82 42,682
 South Ossetia Parliament Unicameral 5 34 2,117
 Taiwan 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
 Transnistria Supreme Council[23] (Верховный Совет, Verhkovny Sovet) Unicameral 5 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 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. ^ http://www.senate.gov.kh/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=67&Itemid=88&lang=km
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Also: Temsilciler Meclisi
  8. ^ Also: Riksdag
  9. ^ Also: National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale)
  10. ^ Also: Chambre des Députés
  11. ^ Also: Assemblée nationale
  12. ^ Literally, People's Hall
  13. ^ Literally, Nation's Hall
  14. ^ In English State Great Khural is used too.
  15. ^ The Consultative Assembly has only consultative tasks
  16. ^ The Assembly of State has only consultative tasks
  17. ^ ur:ایوانِ بالا
  18. ^ Name used only on those rare occasions when both houses sit together
  19. ^ The Consultative Assembly has only consultative task
  20. ^ The appointed Consultative Assembly has only legislative tasks
  21. ^ Lakota, Igor (2006). Sistem nepopolne dvodomnosti v slovenskem parlamentu (diplomska naloga) [The system of incomplete bicameralism in the Slovenian Parliament (diploma thesis)] (PDF) (in Slovenian). 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. 
  22. ^ Also: Landsting
  23. ^ Parliament of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Pridnestrovie)