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The chamber of deputies is the legislative body such as the lower house of a bicameral legislature, or also a unicameral legislature.

Contents

1 Description 2 Lower house
Lower house
in bicameral legislature 3 Unicameral
Unicameral
legislatures 4 Defunct chambers of deputies 5 See also 6 References

Description[edit] Historically, "French Chamber of Deputies" was the lower house of the French Parliament
French Parliament
during the Bourbon Restoration, the July Monarchy, and the French Third Republic; the name is still informally used for the National Assembly under the nation's current Fifth Republic. The term "chamber of deputies" — although it was used as the name of the lower house of parliament in Burma, a former British colony — is not widely used by English-speaking countries, the more popular equivalent being "House of Representatives". It was also the official description of Dáil Éireann
Dáil Éireann
(the lower house of the Irish parliament) during the period of the Irish Free State. In Malta, the House of Representatives is known, in Maltese, as "Kamra tad-Deputati". In Lebanon, the literal Arabic
Arabic
name of that country's parliament is Majlis an-Nuwwab, or, "Chamber of Deputies" (although officially used French and English translations are "Assemblée Nationale" and "National Assembly", respectively). A member of a "chamber of deputies" is generally called a "deputy", the definition of which is similar to that of "congressperson" or "member of parliament". The term "deputy" may be used to refer to any member of a legislative body or chamber; this usage is particularly common in those French- and Spanish-speaking countries whose parliaments or legislative chambers refer to themselves as "national assemblies"; the term is also used by Portugal's Assembly of the Republic, and often in Ireland as a form of address when referring to members of Dáil Éireann.[1][2] Lower house
Lower house
in bicameral legislature[edit] In the following countries, the Chamber of Deputies is the name of the lower house of the bicameral legislature.

Country Article Local name(s)

Argentina Chamber of Deputies of Argentina Cámara de Diputados

Bahrain Chamber of Deputies of Bahrain Majlis an Nuwab

Bolivia Chamber of Deputies of Bolivia Cámara de Diputados

Brazil Chamber of Deputies (Brazil) Câmara dos Deputados

Chile Chamber of Deputies of Chile Cámara de Diputados

Czech Republic Chamber of Deputies (Czech Republic) Poslanecká sněmovna

Dominican Republic Chamber of Deputies (Dominican Republic) Cámara de Diputados

Haiti Chamber of Deputies of Haiti Chambre des Députés

Italy Chamber of Deputies (Italy) Camera dei Deputati

Jordan Chamber of Deputies of Jordan Majlis al-Nuwaab

Mexico Chamber of Deputies (Mexico) Cámara de Diputados

Paraguay Chamber of Deputies of Paraguay Cámara de Diputados

Romania Chamber of Deputies (Romania) Camera Deputaţilor

Rwanda Chamber of Deputies of Rwanda Umutwe w'Abadepite Chambre des Députés Chamber of Deputies

Spain Congress of Deputies of Spain Congreso de los Diputados

Uruguay Chamber of Deputies of Uruguay Cámara de Diputados

Unicameral
Unicameral
legislatures[edit] In the following countries, 'Chamber of Deputies' is the name given to the unicameral parliaments :

Country Article Local Name

Lebanon Chamber of Deputies (Lebanon) Parlement (Parliament)/ مجلس النواب (Majles Nuweb)

Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies (Luxembourg) Chambre des députés (French) / D'Chamber (Luxembourgish)

Malta Chamber of Deputies (Malta) Kamra tad-Deputati (Maltese)

Tunisia Chamber of Deputies (Tunisia) Majlis al-Nuwaab

Defunct chambers of deputies[edit]

Burma1 Congo-Kinshasa1[3] Ecuador2 Egypt2 Ethiopia1 France1 Czechoslovakia2 3 Iraq1 Libya1 Nicaragua2 Ottoman Empire Peru2 Chamber of Deputies of the Portuguese Nation, lower house of the Cortes Gerais1 Venezuela2 Republic
Republic
of Negros (now a region of the Philippines)3 Bahia2 Ceará2 Pernambuco2 São Paulo2

1. Legislature
Legislature
disbanded 2. New constitution, unicameral system adopted 3. Government
Government
abolished, absorbed into another country See also[edit]

List of national legislatures

References[edit]

^ "Kamra Tad-Deputati (Maltese Parliament) website". Archived from the original on 2009-03-31.  ^ "Department of Information ( Malta
Malta
- Maltese language
Maltese language
only)".  ^ Constitution de Luluabourg (1964 constitution of the Democratic Republic
Republic
of the

.