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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

Historically, "French Chamber of Deputies" was the lower house of the French Parliament during the Bourbon Restoration
Bourbon Restoration
, the July Monarchy
Monarchy
, and the French Third Republic
Republic
; the name is still informally used for the National Assembly under the nation's current Fifth Republic
Republic
.

The term "chamber of deputies" — although it was used as the name of the lower house of parliament in Burma
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
Irish Free State
.

In Malta
Malta
, the House of Representatives is known, in Maltese , as "Kamra tad-Deputati". In Lebanon
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
Portugal
's Assembly of the Republic
Republic
, and often in Ireland as a form of address when referring to members of Dáil Éireann
Dáil Éireann
.

LOWER HOUSE IN BICAMERAL LEGISLATURE

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
Argentina
Chamber of Deputies of Argentina
Argentina
Cámara de Diputados

Bahrain
Bahrain
Chamber of Deputies of Bahrain
Bahrain
Majlis an Nuwab

Bolivia
Bolivia
Chamber of Deputies of Bolivia
Bolivia
Cámara de Diputados

Brazil
Brazil
Chamber of Deputies (Brazil) Câmara dos Deputados

Chile
Chile
Chamber of Deputies of Chile
Chile
Cámara de Diputados

Czech Republic
Republic
Chamber of Deputies (Czech Republic) Poslanecká sněmovna

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

Haiti
Haiti
Chamber of Deputies of Haiti
Haiti
Chambre des Députés

Italy
Italy
Chamber of Deputies (Italy) Camera dei Deputati

Jordan
Jordan
Chamber of Deputies of Jordan
Jordan
Majlis al-Nuwaab

Mexico
Mexico
Chamber of Deputies (Mexico) Cámara de Diputados

Paraguay
Paraguay
Chamber of Deputies of Paraguay
Paraguay
Cámara de Diputados

Romania
Romania
Chamber of Deputies (Romania) Camera Deputaţilor

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

Spain
Spain
Congress of Deputies of Spain
Spain
Congreso de los Diputados

Uruguay
Uruguay
Chamber of Deputies of Uruguay
Uruguay
Cámara de Diputados

UNICAMERAL LEGISLATURES

In the following countries, 'Chamber of Deputies' is the name given to the unicameral parliaments :

COUNTRY ARTICLE LOCAL NAME

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

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

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

Tunisia
Tunisia
Chamber of Deputies (Tunisia) Majlis al-Nuwaab

DEFUNCT CHAMBERS OF DEPUTIES

* Burma
Burma
1 * Congo-Kinshasa 1 * Ecuador
Ecuador
2 * Egypt 2 * Ethiopia 1 * France 1 * Czechoslovakia2 3 * Iraq 1 * Libya 1 * Nicaragua 2 * Ottoman Empire * Peru 2 * Chamber of Deputies of the Portuguese Nation
Chamber of Deputies of the Portuguese Nation
, lower house of the Cortes Gerais
Cortes Gerais
1 * Venezuela 2 * Republic
Republic
of Negros (now a region of the Philippines)3 * Bahia 2 * Ceará 2 * Pernambuco 2 * São Paulo 2

1. Legislature
Legislature
disbanded 2. New constitution, unicameral system adopted 3. Government abolished, absorbed into another country

SEE ALSO

* List of national legislatures

REFERENCES

* ^ "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 Congo) (i

.