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.

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Names of legislatures

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 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 Majlis is often included in the name. This can be translated as "Council" or "Assembly".

List of legislatures

Supranational legislatures

Organisation Overall name of legislature
Lower house Upper house
 European Union

Legislatures of UN member states

Country Overall name of legislature
Lower house Upper house
 Afghanistan
House of the People (ولسي جرګه Wolesi Jirga)
House of Elders (مشرانوجرګه Meshrano Jirga)
 Albania
Assembly of Albania (Kuvendi i Shqipërisë)
 Algeria
National People's Assembly (al-Majlis al-Sha'abi al-Watani)
Council of the Nation (al-Majlis al-Umma)
 Andorra
General Council of the Valleys (Consell General de les Valls)
 Angola
National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional)
 Antigua and Barbuda
 Argentina
Argentine National Congress (Congreso de la Nación Argentina)
Chamber of Deputies of the Nation (Cámara de Diputados de la Nación)
Senate of the Nation (Senado de la Nación)
 Armenia
National Assembly (Ազգային Ժողով Azgayin Zhoghov)
 Australia
 Austria
Federal Assembly (Bundesversammlung)
National Council (Nationalrat)
Federal Council (Bundesrat)
 Azerbaijan
National Assembly (Milli Məclis)
The Bahamas Bahamas, The
House of Assembly
Senate
 Bahrain
Assembly of Representatives (Majlis an-nuwab)
Consultative Assembly (Majlis al-shura)
 Bangladesh
House of the Nation (জাতীয় সংসদ Jatiyo Sangshad)
 Barbados
House of Assembly
 Belarus
National Assembly (Нацыянальны Сход Natsiyanalny Skhod)
Chamber of Representatives (Палата Прадстаўнікоў Palata Pradstawnikow)
Council of the Republic (Савет Рэспублікі Savet Respubliki)
 Belgium
Federal Parliament (Federale Parlement / Parlement Fédérale / Föderales Parlament)
Chamber of People's Representatives
(Kamer van Volksvertegenwoordigers / Chambre des Représentants / Abgeordnetenkammer)
Senate (Senaat / Sénat / Senat)
 Belize
 Benin
National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale)
 Bhutan
National Assembly (རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་ཚོགས་འདུ། Gyelyong Tshogdu)
National Council (རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་ཚོགས་སྡེ། Gyelyong Tshogde)
 Bolivia
National Congress (Congreso Nacional)
Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados)
Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Parliamentary Assembly (Parlamentarna Skupština)
House of Representatives ('Представнички Дом / Predstavnički Dom)
House of Peoples (Dom Naroda)
 Botswana
 Brazil
National Congress (Congresso Nacional)
Chamber of Deputies (Câmara dos Deputados)
Federal Senate (Senado Federal)
 Brunei
 Bulgaria
National Assembly (Народно събрание Narodno sabranie)
 Burkina Faso
National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale)
 Burma (Myanmar)
Union Assembly (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw)
People's Assembly (Pyithu Hluttaw)
National Assembly (Amyotha Hluttaw)
 Burundi
National Assembly (Assemblée nationale)
Senate (Sénat)
 Cambodia
National Assembly (Radhsphea)
Senate (Protsaphea)[1]
 Cameroon
National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale)
 Canada
Parliament/ Parlement
House of Commons/ Chambre des communes
Senate / Sénat
 Cape Verde
National Assembly (Asembleia Nacional)
 Central African Republic
National Assembly (Assemblée nationale)
 Chad
National Assembly (Assemblée nationale)
 Chile
National Congress (Congreso Nacional)
Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados)
Senate of the Republic (Senado de la República)
China China, People's Republic of
National People's Congress (全国人民代表大会 Quánguó Rénmín Dàibiǎo Dàhuì) [4]
 Colombia
Congress (Congreso)
House of Representatives (Cámara de Representantes)
Senate (Senado)
 Comoros
Assembly of the Union (Assemblée de la Union)
Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of the
National Assembly (Assemblée nationale)
Senate (Sénat)
Republic of the Congo Congo, Republic of the
Parliament (Parlement)
National Assembly (Assemblée nationale)
Senate (Sénat)
 Costa Rica
Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa)
 Côte d'Ivoire
National Assembly (Assemblée nationale)
 Croatia
Croatian Assembly[3] (Hrvatski sabor)
 Cuba
National Assembly of People's Power (Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular)
 Cyprus
House of Representatives (Βουλή των Αντιπροσώπων Vouli Antiprosópon / Temsilciler Meclisi)[5]
 Czech Republic
Parliament of the Czech Republic (Parlament České republiky)
Chamber of Deputies (Poslanecká sněmovna)
Senate (Senát)
 Denmark
Parliament[3] (Folketing)
 Djibouti
National Assembly (Assemblée nationale)
 Dominica
 Dominican Republic
National Congress (Congreso Nacional)
Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados)
Senate (Senado)
 Timor-Leste
National Parliament (Parlamenta Nacional)
 Ecuador
National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional)
 Egypt
People's Assembly (مجلس الشعب Majilis Al-Sha’ab)
Consultative Council (مجلس الشورى Majilis Al-Shura)
 El Salvador
Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa)
 Equatorial Guinea
House of People's Representatives (Cámara de Representantes del Pueblo)
 Eritrea
National Assembly (Hagerawi Baito)
 Estonia
State Assembly[3] (Riigikogu)
 Ethiopia
Parliament[1]
House of People's Representatives
(የሕዝብ ተወካዮች ምክር ቤት Yehizbtewekayoch Mekir Bet)
House of Federation (የፌዴሬሽን ምክር ቤት Yefedereshn Mekir Bet)
 Fiji
House of Representatives
Senate
 Finland
Parliament (Eduskunta)[6]
 France
Parliament (Parlement)
National Assembly (Assemblée nationale)
Senate (Sénat)
 Gabon
Parliament (Parlement)
National Assembly (Assemblée nationale)
Senate (Sénat)
The Gambia Gambia, The
 Georgia
Parliament of Georgia (საქართველოს პარლამენტი Sak'art'velos Parlamenti)
 Germany
Federal Diet[3] (Bundestag)
Federal Council[3] (Bundesrat)
 Ghana
 Greece
Hellenic Parliament[3] (Βουλή των Ελλήνων Vouli ton Ellinon)
 Grenada
 Guatemala
Congress of the Republic (Congreso de la República)
 Guinea
National Assembly (Assemblée nationale)
 Guinea-Bissau
National People's Assembly (Assembleia Nacional Popular)
 Guyana
 Haiti
National Assembly (Assemblée nationale)
Chamber of Deputies (Chambre des Députés)
Senate (Sénat)
 Honduras
National Congress (Congreso Nacional)
 Hungary
National Assembly (Országgyűlés)
 Iceland
 India
Parliament (संसद Sansad)
House of the People[3] (लोक सभा Lok Sabha)
Council of States[3] (राज्य सभा Rajya Sabha)
 Indonesia
People's Consultative Assembly (Majelis Permusyawaratan Rakyat)
People's Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat)
Regional Representatives Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah)
 Iran
Assembly[3] (مجلس Majlis)
 Iraq
Council of Representatives of Iraq[3] (مجلس النواب العراقي Majlis Al-Niwab Al-Iraqi)
Republic of Ireland Ireland
Parliament[3] (Oireachtas)
Senate of Ireland[3] (Seanad Éireann)
 Israel
Assembly[3] (כנסת Knesset)
 Italy
Italian Parliament (Parlamento Italiano)
Chamber of Deputies (Camera dei Deputati)
Senate of the Republic (Senato della Repubblica)
 Jamaica
House of Representatives
Senate
 Japan
Diet (国会 Kokkai)
House of Representatives (衆議院 Shūgiin)
House of Councillors (参議院 Sangiin)
 Jordan
National Assembly (مجلس الأمة Majlis al-Umma)
Assembly of Deputies (مجلس النواب Majlis al-Nuwaab)
Assembly of Senators (مجلس الأعيان Majlis al-Aayan)
 Kazakhstan
Parliament (Parlamenti)
Assembly[3] (Mazhilis)
 Kenya
 Kiribati
House of Assembly (Maneaba ni Maungatabu)
North Korea Korea, North
Supreme People's Assembly (최고인민회의 Ch'oe-go In-min Hoe-ŭi)
South Korea Korea, South
National Assembly (국회 Gukhoe)
 Kuwait
National Assembly (مجلس الأمة Majlis al-Umma)
 Kyrgyzstan
Supreme Council (Joghorku Keneš)
 Laos
National Assembly (Sapha Heng Xat)
 Latvia
Parliament[3] (Saeima)
 Lebanon
Assembly of Deputies (مجلس النواب Majlis an-Nuwwab)[7]
 Lesotho
 Liberia
 Libya
General People's Congress (مؤتمر الشعب العام الليبي Mu'tammar al-sha'ab al 'âmm)
 Liechtenstein
Diet[3] (Landtag)
 Lithuania
Parliament[3] (Seimas)
 Luxembourg
Chamber of Deputies (Châmber vun Députéirten)[8]
Republic of Macedonia Macedonia, Republic of
Assembly (Собрание Sobranie)
 Madagascar
National Assembly (Antenimieram-Pirenena)[9]
Senate (Sénat)
 Malawi
 Malaysia
Parliament (Parlimen)
House of Representatives[10] (Dewan Rakyat)
Senate[11] (Dewan Negara)
 Maldives
Assembly[3] (Majlis)
 Mali
National Assembly (Assemblée nationale)
 Malta
House of Representatives (Kamra tad-Deputati)
 Marshall Islands
Legislature (Nitijela)
 Mauritania
Parliament (Barlamene)
National Assembly (Al Jamiya al-Wataniyah)
Assembly of Senators (Majlis al-Shuyukh)
 Mauritius
 Mexico
Congress of the Union (Congreso de la Unión)
Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados)
Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores)
Federated States of Micronesia Micronesia, Federated States of
 Moldova
Parliament (Parlamentul)
 Monaco
National Council (Conseil National)
 Mongolia
State Great Assembly[12] (Улсын Их Хурал Ulsyn Ich-Chural)
 Montenegro
Assembly (Skupština / Скупштина)
 Morocco
Assembly of Representatives (Majlis al-Nuwab)
Assembly of Councillors (Majlis al-Mustasharin)
 Mozambique
Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da República)
 Myanmar
Union Assembly (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw)
People's Assembly (Pyithu Hluttaw)
National Assembly (Amyotha Hluttaw)
 Namibia
 Nauru
 Nepal
 Netherlands
States-General (Staten-Generaal)
House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer, Second Chamber)
Senate (Eerste Kamer, First Chamber)
 New Zealand
 Nicaragua
National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional)
 Niger
National Assembly (Assemblée nationale)
 Nigeria
National Assembly
House of Representatives
Senate
 Norway
 Oman
Consultative Assembly[13] (Majlis al-Shura)
Assembly of State[14] (Majlis al-Dawla)
 Pakistan
Assembly of Councillors (Majlis-e-Shoora)
 Palau
National Congress (Olbiil era Kelulau)
 Panama
National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional)
 Papua New Guinea
 Paraguay
Congress (Congreso)
Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados)
Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores)
 Peru
Congress of the Republic (Congreso de la República)
 Philippines
Congress (Kongreso)
House of Representatives (Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan/Mababang Kapulungan)
Senate (Senado/Mataas na Kapulungan)
 Poland
National Assembly (Zgromadzenie Narodowe)[15]
Senate (Senat)
 Portugal
Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da República)
 Qatar
Consultative Assembly[16] (Majlis ash-Shura)
 Romania
Parliament (Parlamentul)
Chamber of Deputies (Camera Deputaţilor)
Senate (Senat)
 Russia
Federal Assembly (Федеральное Собрание Federalnoye Sobraniye)
State Duma[3] (Государственная Дума Gosudarstvennaya Duma)
Federation Council (Совет Федерации Sovet Federatsii)
 Rwanda
Parliament (Inteko Ishinga Amategeko)
Chamber of Deputies (Umutwe w'Abadepite)
Senate (Umutwe wa Sena)
 Saint Kitts and Nevis
 Saint Lucia
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
 Samoa
 San Marino
Grand and General Council (Consiglio Grande e Generale)
 São Tomé and Príncipe
National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional)
 Saudi Arabia
Consultative Assembly[17] (Majlis ash-Shura)
 Senegal
National Assembly (Assemblée nationale)
Senate (Sénat)
 Serbia
National Assembly (Народна скупштина / Narodna Skupština)
 Seychelles
 Sierra Leone
 Singapore
 Slovakia
National Council (Národná rada)
 Slovenia
Parliament (Državni zbor Republike Slovenije)
National Assembly (Državni zbor)
National Council (Državni svet)[18]
 Solomon Islands
 Somalia
 South Africa
 South Sudan
 Spain
General Courts[3] (Cortes Generales)
Congress of Deputies (Congreso de los Diputados)
Senate (Senado)
 Sri Lanka
Parliament (ශ්‍රී ලංකා පාර්ලිමේන්තුව (Sinhala)/

இலங்கை பாராளுமன்றம் (Tamil))[1]

 Sudan
National Assembly (Majlis Watani)
Assembly of States (Majlis Welayat)
 Suriname
National Assembly (Nationale Assemblée)
 Swaziland
Parliament (Liblanda)
 Sweden
Parliament[3] (Riksdag)
 Syria
People's Assembly (Majlis al-Sha'ab)
 Switzerland
Federal Assembly (Bundesversammlung, Assemblée fédérale, Assemblea federale)
National Council (Nationalrat, Conseil National, Consiglio Nazionale)
Council of States (Ständerat, Conseil des Etats, Consiglio degli Stati)
 Tajikistan
Supreme Assembly (Majlisi Oli)
Assembly of Representatives (Majlisi Mamoyandogan)
National Assembly (Majlisi Milliy)
 Tanzania
 Thailand
National Assembly (รัฐสภา ;Rathasapha)
House of Representatives (สภาผู้แทนราษฎร ; Saphaputhan Ratsadon)
Senate (วุฒิสภา ;Wuthisapha)
 Togo
National Assembly (Assemblée nationale)
 Tonga
 Trinidad and Tobago
 Tunisia
Parliament (Al-Jumhuuriya)
Chamber of Deputies (Majlis al-Nuwaab)
Chamber of Councillors (Majlis al-Mustasharin)
 Turkey
Grand National Assembly of Turkey (Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi)
 Turkmenistan
Assembly (Mejlis)
 Tuvalu
Parliament (Palamene)
 Uganda
 Ukraine
Supreme Council (Верховна Рада Verkhovna Rada)
 United Arab Emirates
Federal National Assembly (المجلس الوطني الإتحادي Majlis Watani Ittihad)
 United Kingdom
House of Commons
 United States
 Uruguay
General Assembly (Asamblea General)
Chamber of Representatives (Cámara de Diputados)
Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores)
 Uzbekistan
Supreme Assembly (Oliy Majlis)
 Vanuatu
Parliament (Parlement)
 Venezuela
National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional)
 Vietnam
 Yemen
Assembly of Representatives (Majlis al-Nuwaab)
 Zambia
 Zimbabwe

Legislatures of non sovereign countries, dependencies and other territories

Territory Overall name of legislature
Lower house Upper house
 Åland Islands
Law Assembly[3] (Lagtinget)
 Alderney
States (États)
 American Samoa
 Anguilla
 Aruba
Estates (Staten)
 Bermuda
 British Virgin Islands
Legislative Council
 Cayman Islands
 Crimea
Supreme Council (Верховна Рада / Верховный Совет / Yuqarı Radası)
 Curaçao
Estates (Staten)
 Falkland Islands
Legislative Assembly
 Faroe Islands
Law Assembly[3] (Løgtingið)
 French Polynesia
Assembly of French Polynesia (Assemblée de la Polynésie française)
 Gibraltar
 Greenland
Assembly (Inatsisartut)[19]
 Guam
Legislature of Guam (Liheslaturan Guåhan)
 Guernsey
States (États)
 Hong Kong
 Isle of Man
Tynwald (Tinvaal)
House of Keys (Kiare as Feed)
Legislative Council (Yn Choonceil Slattyssagh)
 Jersey
States (États)
 Macau
Legislative Assembly (立法會, Assembleia Legislativa)
 Mayotte
General Council (conseil général)
 Montserrat
 New Caledonia
Territorial Congress (Congrès Territorial)
 Norfolk Island
 Northern Mariana Islands
 Pitcairn Islands
 Puerto Rico
Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa)
House of Representatives (Cámara de Representantes)
Senate (Senado)
 Saint Barthélemy
Territorial Council (conseil territorial)
 Saint Helena
 Saint Martin
Territorial Council (conseil territorial)
 Sark
 Scotland
 Sint Maarten
Estates (Staten)
 Tokelau
 Turks and Caicos Islands
Legislative Council
 U.S. Virgin Islands
 Wales
 Wallis and Futuna
Territorial Assembly (Assemblée Territoriale)

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

Non-UN state Overall name of legislature
Lower house Upper house
 Abkhazia
People's Assembly (Жәлар Реизара, Zhelar Reizara)
 Republic of China (Taiwan)
Legislative Yuan (立法院 Lìfǎ Yùan)
 Cook Islands
 Kosovo
Assembly of Kosovo (Albanian: Kuvendi i Kosovës, Serbian: Скупштина Косова)
 Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
National Assembly (Azgayin Zhoghov)
 Niue
 Northern Cyprus
Assembly of the Republic (Cumhuriyet Meclisi)
Palestinian territories State of Palestine
 Somaliland
Parliament (Baarlamaanka)
House of Representatives (Golaha Wakiilada)
House of Elders (Golaha Guurtida)
 South Ossetia
Parliament
 Transnistria
Supreme Council[21] (Верховный Совет, Verhkovny Sovet)
 Vatican City
Pontifical Commission (Pontificia Commissione per lo Stato della Città del Vaticano)
 Western Sahara (Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic)
Sahrawi National Council (المجلس الوطني الصحراوي Al-Majlis al-watani al-sahrawi)

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Native name not available
  2. ^ a b The head of state is a constituent part of the parliament too.
  3. ^ 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 ad The native name is also used in English.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Also: Temsilciler Meclisi
  6. ^ Also: Riksdag
  7. ^ Also: National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale)
  8. ^ Also: Chambre des Députés
  9. ^ Also: Assemblée nationale
  10. ^ Transliterally, People's Hall
  11. ^ Transliterally, Nation's Hall
  12. ^ In English State Great Khural is used too.
  13. ^ The Consultative Assembly has only consultative tasks
  14. ^ The Assembly of State has only consultative tasks
  15. ^ Name used only on those rare occasions when both houses sit together
  16. ^ The Consultative Assembly has only consultative task
  17. ^ The appointed Consultative Assembly has only legislative tasks
  18. ^ Lakota, Igor (2006) (in Slovene). Sistem nepopolne dvodomnosti v slovenskem parlamentu (diplomska naloga) [The system of incomplete bicameralism in the Slovenian Parliament (diploma thesis}]. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. p. 62. http://dk.fdv.uni-lj.si/dela/Lakota-Igor.PDF. 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." 
  19. ^ Also: Landsting
  20. ^ In addition a third is formed by the Legislative Council members of Hamas who work outside of these structures following the Fatah-Hamas conflict.
  21. ^ Parliament of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Pridnestrovie)

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