There are many many many countries in the world. Some follow monarchy, some democracy and some dictatorships. Parliaments have their name based on their country. We have a list of countries and their parliamentary names.
What is a Parliament?
The word “Parliament” comes from the french verb “Parler” which means “to speak/talk”. The meaning evolved, originally referring to any discussion, conversation, or negotiation through various kinds of deliberative or judicial groups, often summoned by a monarch.
Parliament is the highest legislative body in a country. It represents the people, makes law and oversees government functioning. In England, the Sovereign, the nobles and clergy as well as the commoners represented the Parliament in mediaeval times.
Now it consists of the Sovereign, the House of Lords and the House of Commons. British Parliament is considered as the mother of all parliaments in the world.
In India, the President, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha constitute the Parliament. While the tenure of the Lok Sabha is 5 years unless dissolved earlier, the tenure of members of Rajya Sabha is for six years.
While the members of Lok Sabha are directly elected by the people, members of Rajya Sabha are indirectly elected by members of State Legislative Assemblies. Unlike Lok Sabha, it is a permanent body and one-third of its members retire every two years. It is also called the Council of States.
The legislature of different countries are known by different names. The legislature in the USA is called the Congress which consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate.
List of Parliamentary Names in Different Countries
|Algeria||National People’s Assembly|
|Angola||National People’s Assembly|
|Britain||Parliament (House Of Commons And House Of Lords)|
|China||National People’s Assembly|
|Comoros||Legislative Council And Senate|
|Congo Democratic||Rep. Of National Legislative Council|
|Costa Rice||Legislative Council And Senate|
|Cuba||National Assembly Of People’s Power|
|East Timor||Constituent Assembly|
|El Salvador||Legislative Assembly|
|Ethiopia||Federal Council And House Of Representative|
|Fiji Islands||Senate & House Of Representative|
|Germany||Bundestag (Lower House) & Bundesrat (Upper House)|
|Greece||Chamber Of Deputies|
|Indonesia||People’s Consultative Assembly|
|Italy||Chamber Of Deputies And Senate|
|Korea(North)||Supreme People’s Assembly|
|Laos||People’s Supreme Assembly|
|Lesotho||National Assembly And Senate|
|Libya||General People’s Congress|
|Luxembourg||Chamber Of Deputies|
|Madagascar||National People’s Assembly|
|Mongolia||Great People’s Khural|
|New Zealand||Parliament (House Of Representative)|
|Pakistan||National Assembly & Senate|
|Papua New Guinea||National Parliament|
|Paraguay||Senate & Chamber Of Deputies|
|Romania||Great National Assembly|
|Russia||Duma & Federal Council|
|Saudi Arabia||Majlis Al-Shura|
|Turkey||Grand National Assembly|
That is a lot of countries but many un-creative names too. Maybe some countries prefer National Assembly and Parliament. So have you had your daily intake of knowledge? No? Well then, try the Entri App today! Keep learning and have a nice day! 🙂