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Supranational legislatures [ edit ]

GDP per
Name of House Term Population
Organisation Voting system Seats seat (million
house(s) level (years) per seat
USD)
European Open and closed listproportional representation,
Lower 5 751 667,761 20,983
Parliament[1] and single transferable vote (in Ireland)
European Union 28 (varying
Council of the
Upper N/A Qualified majority or unanimity representatives of 28 ~ ~
European Union
states)

African Union Pan-African indirect (appointed by 47 of 53 national


Unicameral 5 265 3,974,098.11 14.180
Parliament legislatures)
Depends
Central American Central American
Unicameral per direct, proportional 120 426,274.46 2,651.175
Integration System Parliament
country.

Mercosur Mercosur
Unicameral 5 direct, indirect (depends per country) proportional 122 1,588,889 16.228
Parliament
Community of Latin Latin American
Unicameral 5 direct 276 ~ ~
American and Caribbean States Parliament
Arab League Arab Parliament Unicameral 68 ~ ~

Legislatures of sovereign states (Member and observer states of the United Nations) [ edit ]

GDPper
UN member or House Term Population seat
Overall name of legislature Name of house(s) Voting system Seats
observer state level (years) per seat (million
USD)
House of the People(‫وﻟﺳﻲ‬ Single non-transferable
Lower 5 249 122,168 119
‫ ﺟر ﮫ‬Wolesi Jirga) vote[3]
Afghanistan National Assembly[2] Elected by district and
House of
Upper 3, 4 and 5 provincial councils, and 102 298,234 291
Elders(‫ ﻣﺷراﻧوﺟر ﮫ‬Meshrano Jirga)
appointed by the president
Closed listproportional
Albania representationwith
Parliament (Kuvendi i Shqipërisë) Unicameral 4 140 20,226 177
the D'Hondt method by
county with a 3% threshold
Open listproportional
People's National Assembly (al- representationwith
Lower 6 462 80,303 439
Majlis al-Sha'abi al-Watani) the largest remainder
method by province
Algeria Parliament[2]
Elected by popular wilaya
Council of the Nation(Majlis al- assemblies and communal
Upper 5 144 257,638 1,830
Umma) people's assemblies, and
appointed by the President
GDPper
UN member or House Term Population seat
Overall name of legislature Name of house(s) Voting system Seats
observer state level (years) per seat (million
USD)
Parallel voting: Closed
listproportional
General Council (Consell General representationwith
Andorra Unicameral 4 28 2,789 161
de les Valls) the largest remainder
methodnationwide
and block vote by parish
Closed listproportional
representationwith
National Assembly(Assembleia
Angola Unicameral 4 the D'Hondt 220 84,081 525
Nacional)
methodnationwide and by
province
House of Representatives Lower 5 First-past-the-post 19 4,305 82
Antigua and Appointed by the Governor-
Parliament[4] General on the advice of
Barbuda Senate Upper 5 17 4,811 92
the Prime Minister and
Leader of the Opposition
Closed listproportional
Chamber of Deputies of the representationwith
National Congress of Nation (Cámara de Diputados de la Lower 4 the D'Hondt method by 257 156,097 2,787
Argentina Argentina (Congreso de la Nación) province with a 3%
Nación Argentina) threshold
Senate of the Nation(Senado de la Partial block voting by
Upper 6 72 557,181 9,950
Nación) province
Parallel voting: Closed
listproportional
National Assembly(Ազգային representationin a
Armenia Unicameral 5 131 24,902 136
Ժողով Azgayin Zhoghov) nationwide constituency
with a 5% threshold,
and first-past-the-post
House of Representatives Lower 3 Instant-runoff voting 150 154,200 6,096
Australia Parliament of Australia[4] Single transferable vote by
Senate Upper 6 76 304,342 12,032
state/territory
Open listproportional
representationwith
National Council(Nationalrat) Lower 5 the D'Hondt method in 183 43,895 1,923
Austria Austrian Parliament constituencies with a 4%
threshold
Elected by state
Federal Council(Bundesrat) Upper 5 and 6 62 129,563 5,677
legislatures
Azerbaijan National Assembly (Milli Məclis) Unicameral 5 First-past-the-post 125 73,320 744
House of Assembly Lower 5 First-past-the-post 38 9,326 283
Appointed by the Governor-
Bahamas, The Parliament General on the advice of
Senate Upper 5 16 22,103 674
the Prime Minister and
Leader of the Opposition
Bahrain National Assembly[2] Council of Representatives (Majlis
Lower 4 Two-round system 40 30,864 777
an-nuwab)
GDPper
UN member or House Term Population seat
Overall name of legislature Name of house(s) Voting system Seats
observer state level (years) per seat (million
USD)
Consultative Council(Majlis al-
Upper 4 Appointed by the king 40 30,864 777
shura)
National Parliament(জাতীয়
Bangladesh Unicameral 5 First-past-the-post 350 466,909 818
সংসদ Jatiya Sangsad)
House of Assembly Lower 5 First-past-the-post 30 9,486 216
Appointed by the Governor-
Barbados Parliament General on the advice of
Senate Upper 5 21 13,551 309
the Prime Minister and
Leader of the Opposition
House of Representatives (Палата
прадстаўнікоў Palata Lower 4 Two-round system 110 85,997 1,288
National pradstaŭnikoŭ)
Belarus Assembly(Нацыянальны
сход Nacyjanaĺny schod) Elected by regional
Council of the Republic(Савет
Upper 4 councils, and appointed by 64 147,773 2,215
Рэспублікі Saviet Respubliki)
the President
Chamber of Representatives Open listproportional
(Kamer van representationwith
Federal Parliament(Federaal Volksvertegenwoordigers / Lower 5 the D'Hondt method by 150 74,000 2,897
Belgium Parlement / Parlement fédéral / Chambre des Représentants / province with a 5%
Föderales Parlament) Abgeordnetenkammer) threshold
Elected by community and
Senate (Senaat / Sénat / Senat) Upper 5 60 185,000 7,242
regional parliaments
House of Representatives Lower 5 First-past-the-post 31 10,748 90
Appointed by the Governor-
Belize National Assembly General on the advice of
Senate Upper 5 12 27,766 233
the Prime Minister and
Leader of the Opposition
Proportional
National Assembly(Assemblée representationwith
Benin Unicameral 4 83 115,648 176
Nationale) the largest remainder
method in constituencies
National Assembly ( ལ་ཡོངས་ཚགས་
Lower 5 First-past-the-post 47 15,072 91
འ ། Gyelyong Tshogdu)
Bhutan Parliament of Bhutan[5]
National Council ( ལ་ཡོངས་ཚགས་ First-past-the-post, and
Upper 4 25 28,337 171
ེ། Gyelyong Tshogde) appointed by the king
Closed listmixed-member
proportional
representation: Proportional
Chamber of Deputies(Cámara de
Lower 5 representationwith 130 83,905 391
Diputados)
Plurinational Legislative the D'Hondt method by
Bolivia Assembly(Asamblea Legislativa department and first-past-
Plurinacional) the-post
Closed listproportional
Chamber of Senators(Cámara de representationwith
Upper 5 36 302,993 1,414
Senadores) the D'Hondt method by
department
GDPper
UN member or House Term Population seat
Overall name of legislature Name of house(s) Voting system Seats
observer state level (years) per seat (million
USD)
House of Open listproportional
Representatives(Predstavnički dom representationwith
Lower 4 42 91,422 753
/ Zastupnički dom / Представнички the largest remainder
дом) method in constituencies
Serbs elected by
Parliamentary the National Assembly
Bosnia and Assembly(Parlamentarna (Republika Srpska) for
Herzegovina skupština / Парламентарна the Republic of Srpska, and
скупштина) Bosniaks and Croats
House of Peoples (Dom naroda /
Upper 4 elected by the House of 15 255,982 2,109
Дом народa)
Peoples of the Federation
of Bosnia and
Herzegovinafor
the Federation of Bosnia
and Herzegovina
First-past-the-post, and
Botswana Parliament of Botswana National Assembly Unicameral 5 63 32,211 471
appointed by the President
Open listproportional
Chamber of Deputies(Câmara dos representationwith
National Congress(Congresso Lower 4 513 371,798 4,471
Brazil Deputados) the D'Hondt method by
Nacional) state
Federal Senate (Senado Federal) Upper 8 Partial block voting by state 81 2,354,724 28,320
Legislative Council(Majlis no
Brunei Unicameral Appointed by the Sultan 36 11,355 582
Mesyuarat) timeframe
Closed listproportional
representationwith
National Assembly(Народно
Bulgaria Unicameral 4 the largest remainder 240 30,685 420
събрание Narodno sabranie)
method by constituency
with a 4% threshold
Proportional
representationwith
National Assembly(Assemblée
Burkina Faso Unicameral 5 the D'Hondt 127 126,281 198
Nationale)
methodnationwide and in
constituencies
Closed listproportional
representationwith
National Assembly(Assemblée
Lower 5 the D'Hondt method in 121 74,570 43
nationale)
Burundi Parliament[2] constituencies with a 2%
threshold
Elected by the communal
Senate (Sénat) Upper 5 43 179,577 105
councils
Cambodia Parliament Closed listproportional
(ស តំ ង ស ពះ ច ក National Assembly (រដស Lower 5
representationwith
123 108,852 272
កម ) តិ; Rotsaphea) the D'Hondt method by
province
GDPper
UN member or House Term Population seat
Overall name of legislature Name of house(s) Voting system Seats
observer state level (years) per seat (million
USD)
Appointed by the monarch,
elected by the National
Senate ( ពឹទស ; Protsaphea) Upper 6[6] 61 219,490 548
Assembly and commune
councils
First-past-the-
post and Block vote: If no
list obtains an absolute
majority, the one with the
highest number of votes is
National Assembly Lower 5 180 97,021 262
allocated half of the seats;
Cameroon Parliament the remainder is allocated
to the other best-placed
lists through proportional
representation
Elected by municipal
Senate Upper 5 councils, and appointed by 100 174,638 472
the president
4 years,
unless
House of Commons(Chambre des
Lower elections First-past-the-post voting 338 104,571 5,214
communes)
are called
Canada Parliament(Parlement) earlier
Until age Appointed by the governor
Senate (Sénat) Upper 75, or general on the advice of the 105 318,825 13,296
resigns. Prime Minister
Closed listproportional
Cape Verde National Assembly(Asembleia representationwith
Unicameral 5 72 4,990 20
Nacional) the D'Hondt method in
constituencies
Central African National Assembly(Assemblée
Unicameral 5 Two-round system 100 38,951 36
Republic nationale)
Block voting: If no list
obtains an absolute
National Assembly(Assemblée majority, the seats are
Chad Unicameral 4 155 66,640 126
nationale) allocated
through proportional
representation
Binomial voting system (To
become open
list proportional
Chamber of Deputies(Cámara de
Lower 4 representationwith 120 145,021 2,496
National Congress(Congreso Diputados)
Chile the D'Hondt method in
Nacional) constituencies by the next
election)
Senate of the Republic(Senado de
Upper 8 Binomial voting system 38 457,963 7,885
la República)
GDPper
UN member or House Term Population seat
Overall name of legislature Name of house(s) Voting system Seats
observer state level (years) per seat (million
USD)
National People's Congress (全国人 Elected by municipal,
People's regional and provincial
民代表大会 Quánguó Rénmín Unicameral 5 2,987 448,518 3,783
Republic of China congresses, and People's
Dàibiǎo Dàhuì)[7] Liberation Army
Open or closed
list proportional
Chamber of
representation(depending
Representatives(Cámara de Lower 4 166 279,556 2,843
on the political party) with
Representantes)
the D'Hondt method by
state
Colombia Congress (Congreso) Open or closed
list proportional
representation(depending
Senate (Senado) Upper 4 on the political party) with 102 454,964 4,627
the D'Hondt
methodnationwide with a
3% threshold
Two-round system, and
Comoros Assembly of the Union(Assemblée
Unicameral 5 elected by the local 33 24,181 25
de la Union)
assemblies
Parallel voting: Open
listproportional
representationwith
National Assembly(Assemblée
Congo, Lower 5 the largest remainder 500 143,425 50
nationale)
Democratic Republic Parliament[2] method in constituencies
of the and first-past-the-post
voting
Elected by the provincial
Senate (Sénat) Upper 5 108 664,008 233
assemblies
National Assembly(Assemblée
Lower 5 Two-round system 153 28,537 119
Congo, Republic nationale)
Parliament(Parlement)
of the Elected by district, local,
Senate (Sénat) Upper 5 52 83,966 350
and regional councils
Closed listproportional
Costa Rica Legislative Assembly(Asamblea representationwith
Unicameral 4 57 75,468 965
Legislativa) the largest remainder
method by province
Open listproportional
representationwith
Croatian Assembly[5](Hrvatski
Croatia Unicameral 4 the D'Hondt method in 151 28,414 532
sabor)
constituencies with a 5%
threshold
National Assembly of People's Popular vote and approval
Cuba Power(Asamblea Nacional del Unicameral 5 by special candidacy 612 18,308 185
Poder Popular) commissions
GDPper
UN member or House Term Population seat
Overall name of legislature Name of house(s) Voting system Seats
observer state level (years) per seat (million
USD)
House of Representatives (Βουλή Open listproportional
των Αντιπροσώπων Vouli representationwith
Cyprus Unicameral 5 59 18,632 402
Antiprosópon / Temsilciler the largest remainder
Meclisi)[8] method by constituency
Open listproportional
Chamber of Deputies(Poslanecká representationwith
Lower 4 200 52,811 1,424
Parliament of the Czech sněmovna) the D'Hondt method by
Czech Republic Republic(Parlament České region with a 5% threshold
republiky) Two-round
Senate (Senát) Upper 6 system(staggered 81 130,397 3,517
elections)
Open listproportional
representationwith
Denmark Parliament[5] (Folketing) Unicameral 4 the D'Hondt method in 179 30,969 1,154
constituencies with a 2%
threshold
Block vote and closed
listproportional
representationby
constituencies: The list
obtaining an absolute or
relative majority of votes is
allocated 80% of the seats;
the remainder is allocated
to the other best-placed
Djibouti National Assembly(Assemblée
Unicameral 5 lists which obtained at least 65 12,587 35
nationale)
10% of the valid votes
through proportional
representation; if no other
list obtains 10% of the valid
votes, the remaining seats
will be allocated to the party
which won the majority or
relative majority of the valid
votes
First-past-the-post, and
Dominica House of Assembly Unicameral 5 21 3,394 46
appointed by the President
Open listproportional
representationwith
Chamber of Deputies(Cámara de the D'Hondt method by
Dominican National Congress(Congreso Lower 4 183 51,520 510
Diputados) province and nationwide
Republic Nacional) with a 1% threshold for the
nationwide seats
Senate (Senado) Upper 4 First-past-the-post 32 293,088 2,918
Closed listproportional
representationwith
National Parliament(Parlamento
East Timor Unicameral 5 the D'Hondt 65 16,408 146
Nacional)
methodnationwide with a
3% threshold
GDPper
UN member or House Term Population seat
Overall name of legislature Name of house(s) Voting system Seats
observer state level (years) per seat (million
USD)
Parallel voting: Closed
listproportional
Ecuador National Assembly(Asamblea
Unicameral 4 representationin a 137 116,802 1,028
Nacional)
nationwide constituency
and first-past-the-post
Parallel voting: First-past-
House of Representatives (‫ﻣﺟﻠس‬
Egypt Parliament[2] Unicameral 5 the-post, block vote, and 596 150,983 1,021
‫ اﻟﻧواب‬Majilis Al-Nuwab)
appointed by the President
Open listproportional
representationwith
Legislative Assembly(Asamblea
El Salvador Unicameral 3 the largest remainder 84 68,382 530
Legislativa)
method by department and
nationwide
Closed listproportional
Chamber of Deputies(Cámara de representationin
Lower 5 100 16,220 172
los Diputados) constituencies with a 10%
Equatorial threshold
Parliament of Equatorial Guinea
Guinea Closed listproportional
representationwith a 10%
Senate Upper 70 23,171 246
threshold, and appointed by
the President
Eritrea National Assembly(Hagerawi Baito) Unicameral 5 Popular vote 104 50,878 38
Open listproportional
representationwith
Estonia State Assembly[5](Riigikogu) Unicameral 4 the D'Hondt method in 101 12,814 270
constituencies with a 5%
threshold
House of Peoples'
Representatives(Yehizbtewekayoch Lower 5 First-past-the-post 547 135,134 173
Ethiopia Parliament[2] Mekir Bet)
House of Federation(Yefedereshn
Upper 5 Elected by State Councils 112 659,986 847
Mekir Bet)
Federated States
Congress Unicameral 4 First-past-the-post 14 7,642 25
of Micronesia
Open listproportional
representationwith
Fiji Parliament Unicameral 4 the D'Hondt 50 16,745 82
methodnationwide with a
5% threshold
Open listproportional
representationwith
the D'Hondt method in
Finland Parliament(Eduskunta)[9] Unicameral 4 200 25,900 978
constituencies, and first-
past-the-post for Åland's
lone seat
France Parliament(Parlement) National Assembly(Assemblée
Lower 5 Two-round system 577 113,258 3,843
nationale)
GDPper
UN member or House Term Population seat
Overall name of legislature Name of house(s) Voting system Seats
observer state level (years) per seat (million
USD)
Elected indirectly by
officials including regional
councilors, department
Senate (Sénat) Upper 6 348 187,787 6,373
councilors, mayors, city
councilors, and members of
the National Assembly
National Assembly(Assemblée First-past-the-post, and
Lower 5 121 12,190 203
nationale) appointed by the President
Gabon Parliament(Parlement) Indirectly elected by local
Senate (Sénat) Upper 6 and départemental 102 14,460 240
councillors

Gambia First-past-the-post, and


National Assembly Unicameral 5 58 25,673 65
appointed by the President
Parallel voting: Closed
Parliament of listproportional
Georgia(საქართველოს representationin a
Georgia Unicameral 4 150 29,794 163
პარლამენტი Sak'art'velos nationwide constituency
Parlamenti) with a 5% threshold,
and first-past-the-post
Closed listmixed-member
N/A proportional
(unofficially representationwith
Federal Diet[5](Bundestag) 4 630 128,500 4,998
Lower the D'Hondt method by
house) state with a 5% threshold,
Germany and first-past-the-post
dependant
N/A
on
(unofficially Delegated from state
Federal Council[5](Bundesrat) individual 69 1,185,501 44,914
Upper governments
state
house)
elections
Ghana Parliament Unicameral 4 First-past-the-post 228 106,286 328
Open listreinforced
proportional
Hellenic Parliament[5](Βουλή των representationwith
Greece Unicameral 4 300 35,958 981
Ελλήνων Vouli ton Ellinon) the D'Hondt method in
constituencies with a 3%
threshold
House of Representatives Lower 5 First-past-the-post 15 7,333 96
Grenada Parliament appointed by the
Senate Upper 5 government and by the 13 8,461 111
leader of opposition
Congress of the Republic(Congreso
Guatemala Unicameral 4 proportionalclosed list 158 80,557 472
de la República)
Guinea National Assembly(Assemblée
Unicameral 5 proportionalclosed list 114 88,227 100
nationale)
GDPper
UN member or House Term Population seat
Overall name of legislature Name of house(s) Voting system Seats
observer state level (years) per seat (million
USD)
National People's
Guinea-Bissau Assembly (Assembleia Nacional Unicameral 4 proportionalclosed list 100 13,454 19
Popular)
popular vote and appointed
Guyana National Assembly Unicameral 5 65 11,583 88
by the President
Chamber of Deputies(Chambre des
National Assembly(Assemblée Lower 4 proportional 119 98,181 124
Haiti Députés)
nationale)
Senate (Sénat) Upper 6 30 323,997 412
National Congress(Congreso
Honduras Unicameral 4 proportionalopen list 128 58,823 278
Nacional)
proportionalopen list
Hungary National Assembly(Országgyűlés) Unicameral 4 199 25,860 506
and Scorporo
Iceland Assembly of All[5](Alþingi) Unicameral 4 proportionalmixed 63 5,080 196
House of the People[5](लोक सभा popular vote and appointed
Lower 5 545 2,192,379 8,075
Lok Sabha) by the President
India Parliament (संसद Sansad) appointed by the President
Council of States[5] (रा य सभा Rajya
Upper 6 and elected members of the 245 4,847,900 17,831
Sabha) states and territories
People's Representative
Council (Dewan Perwakilan Lower 5 proportionalopen list 560 423,972 2,008
People's Consultative Rakyat)
Indonesia Assembly (Majelis
Permusyawaratan Rakyat) Regional Representative
Single non-transferable
Council (Dewan Perwakilan Upper 5 132 1,798,669 8,520
vote
Daerah)

Islamic Consultative
Iran Assembly[5] (‫ﻣﺟﻠس ﺷورای‬ Unicameral 4 popular vote 290 259,136 3,414
‫ اﺳﻼﻣﯽ‬Majles-e Showrā-ye Eslāmī)
Council of Representatives of
Iraq Iraq[5](‫ ﻣﺟﻠس اﻟﻧواب اﻟﻌراﻗﻲ‬Majlis Al- Unicameral 4 proportionalopen list 325 95,782 392
Niwab Al-Iraqi)

House of Representatives of Proportional


Lower 5 Representation Single 158 27,640 1,093
Ireland (Dáil Éireann)[5]
Transferable Vote
Ireland Parliament[5](Oireachtas)
appointed by the prime
Senate of Ireland[5](Seanad
Upper 5 minister and elected by 60 76,470 3,026
Éireann)
universities
Israel Assembly[5] (‫ כנסת‬Knesset) Unicameral 4 proportionalclosed list 120 61,768 1,960
Chamber of Deputies(Camera dei
Lower 5 proportionalclosed list 630 94,556 2,931
Deputati)
Italy Parliament(Parlamento)
Senate of the Republic(Senato proportionalclosed list and
Upper 5 315 189,112 5,863
della Repubblica) appointed by the President
Ivory Coast Parliament(Parlement) National Assembly(Assemblée
Lower 5 majority 255 294,529 515
nationale)
GDPper
UN member or House Term Population seat
Overall name of legislature Name of house(s) Voting system Seats
observer state level (years) per seat (million
USD)
Elected by district and
provincial councils, and
Senate (Sénat) Upper 5 appointed by the president 120 197,837 711
and appointed by the
President
House of Representatives Lower 5 First-past-the-post voting 63 45,860 392
Jamaica Parliament Appointed by the Governor
Senate Upper 5 21 137,580 1,176
General
House of Representatives (衆議
Lower 4 proportionaland majority 475 266,783 9,250
院 Shūgiin)
Japan Diet (国会 Kokkai)
House of Councillors (参議
Upper 6 proportional 242 529,157 18,348
院 Sangiin)
Assembly of Deputies(‫ﻣﺟﻠس‬ Single non-transferable
Parliament (‫ ﻣﺟﻠس اﻷﻣﺔ‬Majlis al- Lower 4 150 46,760 307
Jordan ‫ اﻟﻧواب‬Majlis al-Nuwaab) vote
Umma)
Senate (‫ ﻣﺟﻠس اﻷﻋﯾﺎن‬Majlis al-Aayan) Upper 6 appointed by the monarch 75 93,520 614
Assembly[5] (Mazhilis) Lower 5 107 207,854 2,815
Kazakhstan Parliament(Parlamenti) appointed by the President
Senate Upper 6 and elected by local 47 340,527 4,612
assemblies
National Assembly Lower 5 parallel 349 126,182 118
Kenya Parliament popular vote and appointed
Senate Upper 5 67 657,278 614
by the President
House of Assembly(Maneaba ni popular vote and appointed
Kiribati Unicameral 4 46 2,239 13
Maungatabu) by Rabi Council of Leaders
Supreme People's Assembly (최고
Korea, North Unicameral 5 popular vote 687 36,390 58
인민회의 Ch'oe-go In-min Hoe-ŭi)
Korea, South National Assembly (국회 Gukhoe) Unicameral 4 majority and proportional 300 166,691 5,180
National Assembly (‫ ﻣﺟﻠس اﻷﻣﺔ‬Majlis popular vote and appointed
Kuwait Unicameral 4 50 71,328 3,070
al-Umma) by the prime minister
Kyrgyzstan Supreme Council(Joghorku Keneš) Unicameral 5 popular vote 120 44,690 109
National Assembly(Sapha Heng
Laos Unicameral 5 one-party stateclosed list 115 48,148 151
Xat)
Latvia Parliament[5] (Saeima) Unicameral 4 proportionalclosed list 100 20,703 349
Parliament Chamber of Deputies(‫ﻣﺟﻠس‬
Lebanon Unicameral 4 popular vote 128 33,000 480
(Parlement) ‫ اﻟﻧواب‬Majlis an-Nuwwab)[10]
popular vote
National Assembly Lower 5 120 16,927 31
and proportional
Lesotho Parliament appointed by principal
Senate Upper 5 chiefs and by the ruling 33 61,556 115
party
House of Representatives Lower 6 majority 73 47,624 24
Liberia Legislature
Senate Upper 9 majority 30 115,896 58
House of Representatives ( ‫ﻣﺟﻠس‬
Libya Unicameral 200 28,353 187
‫ اﻟﻧواب‬Majlis an-Nuwwab)
GDPper
UN member or House Term Population seat
Overall name of legislature Name of house(s) Voting system Seats
observer state level (years) per seat (million
USD)
Liechtenstein Diet[5] (Landtag) Unicameral 4 proportionalclosed list 25 1,451 201
Lithuania Parliament[5] (Seimas) Unicameral 4 proportional 141 21,658 436
Chamber of
Luxembourg Unicameral 5 popular vote 60 8,484 687
Deputies(D'Chamber)[11]
Macedonia,
Assembly (Собрание Sobranie) Unicameral 4 123 16,736 173
Republic of
National Assembly(Antenimieram-
Lower 5 160 137,078 127
Madagascar Parliament[2] Pirenena)[12]
Senate (Sénat) Upper 5 33 664,430 618
Malawi National Assembly Unicameral 5 First-past-the-post voting 193 76,809 71
House of Representatives[13]
Lower 5 First-past-the-post voting 222 127,631 2,014
(Dewan Rakyat)
26 appointed by the State
Legislative Assemblies, 2
Malaysia Parliament (Parlimen) for each state and 44
Senate[14] (Dewan Negara) Upper 3 appointed by the Yang di- 70 404,773 6,389
Pertuan Agong, of which 4
are for the Federal
Territories.
Maldives Assembly[5] (Majlis) Unicameral 5 First-past-the-post voting 85 4,266 36
147 elected in single or
multi-member
Mali National Assembly(Assemblée
Unicameral 4 constituencies, using a 160 90,732 111
nationale)
runoff system. 13 elected
by overseas Malians.
House of Representatives (Kamra
Malta Unicameral 5 Single transferable vote 69 5,950 155
tad-Deputati)
Single and multi-member
Marshall Islands Legislature (Nitijela) Unicameral 4 33 2,060 4
constituencies
National Assembly (Al Jamiya al-
Mauritania Parliament(Barlamene) Lower 5 Runoff election 146 37,888 87
Wataniyah)
Mauritius National Assembly Unicameral 5 65 17,614 275
Parallel voting: Largest
Chamber of Deputies(Cámara de remainder method (Hare
Lower 3 500 227,821 3,323
Diputados) quota) (200 seats) / FPTP
Congress of the (300 seats)
Mexico
Union(Congreso de la Unión)
Parallel voting: Largest
Chamber of Senators(Cámara de
Upper 6 remainder method (Hare 128 889,926 12,981
Senadores)
quota)
Moldova Parliament (Parlamentul) Unicameral 4 101 33,498 118
Monaco National Council (Conseil National) Unicameral 5 24 1,473 227
State Great Assembly[15](Улсын
Их
Mongolia Unicameral 4 76 36,245 174
Хурал Ulsyn Ich-Chural)
Montenegro Assembly (Skupština / Скупштина) Unicameral 4 81 7,719 88
GDPper
UN member or House Term Population seat
Overall name of legislature Name of house(s) Voting system Seats
observer state level (years) per seat (million
USD)
House of Representatives (Majlis
Lower 5 395 100,444 500
al-Nuwab)
Morocco Parliament[2]
House of Councillors(Majlis al-
Upper 9 270 120,905 602
Mustasharin)
Assembly of the
Mozambique Unicameral 5 proportionalparty list 250 85,588 95
Republic(Assembleia da República)
House of Representatives (Pyithu popular vote and appointed
Lower 5 440 137,000 187
Assembly of the Hluttaw) by the military
Myanmar(Burma)
Union(Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) House of Nationalities(Amyotha popular vote and appointed
Upper 5 224 269,107 369
Hluttaw) by the military
National Assembly Lower 5 104 26,923 201
Namibia Parliament
National Council Upper 6 26 80,769 605
Nauru Parliament Unicameral 3 18 521 3
Mixed member
majoritarian(First past the
post for 240
members, proportional
Nepal Parliament Unicameral 4 601 44,084 35
representationfor 335
members, and 26 members
appointed by the Prime
Minister)
House of Representatives(Tweede
Lower 4 150 111,533 4,693
States General(Staten- Kamer, Second Chamber)
Netherlands
Generaal) Senate (Eerste Kamer, First
Upper 4 75 223,066 9,387
Chamber)
mixed-member proportional
New Zealand Parliament House of Representatives Unicameral 3 120 33,566 1,018
representation

Nicaragua National Assembly(Asamblea


Unicameral 5 92 64,034 205
Nacional)
National Assembly(Assemblée
Niger Unicameral 5 171 139,210 102
nationale)
House of Representatives Lower 4 360 388,898 1,148
Nigeria National Assembly
Senate Upper 4 109 1,284,436 3,792
Norway Great Assembly[5](Storting) Unicameral 4 proportionalmixed 169 29,785 1,573
Consultative Assembly[16] (Majlis
Lower 4 84 33,017 973
al-Shura)
Oman Council of Oman
Assembly of State[17](Majlis al-
Upper 4 83 33415 985
Dawla)
National Assembly (‫ )اﯾوان زﯾرﯾں ﭘﺎﮐﺳﺗﺎن‬Lower 5 342 537,023 1,454
Pakistan Parliament of Pakistan(‫)ﭘﺎرﻟﯾﻣﻧٹ‬ [18]
Senate (‫)اﯾوان ﺑﺎﻻ‬
ِ Upper 6 104 1,735,000 4,697
National Congress(Olbiil era House of Delegates[2] Lower 4 majority rule 16 1,309 17
Palau
Kelulau) Senate[2] Upper 4 majority rule 9 2,328 31
Legislative Council(Palestinian
State of Palestine Unicameral 132 32,277
National Authority)
GDPper
UN member or House Term Population seat
Overall name of legislature Name of house(s) Voting system Seats
observer state level (years) per seat (million
USD)
National Assembly(Asamblea
Panama Unicameral 5 71 47,969 712
Nacional)
Papua New
National Parliament Unicameral 5 109 56,766 154
Guinea
Chamber of Deputies(Cámara de
Lower 5 80 80,681 441
Diputados)
Paraguay Congress (Congreso)
Chamber of Senators(Cámara de
Upper 5 45 143,434 785
Senadores)
Congress of the Republic(Congreso
Peru Unicameral 5 130 217,082 2,322
de la República)
House of
Representatives(Kapulungan ng
closed list and First-past-
mga Kinatawan / Mababang Lower 3 292 355,393 1,365
the-post voting
Philippines Congress (Kongreso) Kapulungan / Cámara de
Representantes)
Senate (Senado / Mataas na
Upper 6 bloc voting 24 4,323,958 16,267
Kapulungan)
Parliament of Poland
Sejm[5] (Sejm) Lower 4 proportionalopen list 460 83,697 1,677
National
Poland
Assembly(Zgromadzenie
Narodowe)[19] Senate (Senat) Upper 4 majority 100 385,010 7,716

Portugal Assembly of the


Unicameral 4 proportionalparty list 230 45,920 1,082
Republic(Assembleia da República)

Qatar Consultative Assembly[20] (Majlis Unicameral 35 52,958 5,200


ash-Shura)
Chamber of Deputies(Camera
Lower 4 329 58,416 819
Romania Parliament(Parlamentul) Deputaţilor)
Senate (Senat) Upper 4 137 139,005 1,950
parallel (First-past-the-post
State Duma[5](Государственная voting for 225 members
Lower 5 450 318,000 5,296
Дума Gosudarstvennaya Duma) and proportionalparty list for
225 members)
Federal
Assembly(Федеральное dependant
Russia on
Собрание Federalnoye senators are delegated
Sobraniye) individual
Federation Council(Совет from the executive and
Upper elections in 170 862,048 14,357
Федерации Sovet Federatsii) legislative bodies of
the federal
the federal subjects
subjects (4
or 5)
Chamber of Deputies(Umutwe
Parliament (Inteko Ishinga Lower 5 80 146,121 171
Rwanda w'Abadepite)
Amategeko)
Senate (Umutwe wa Sena) Upper 8 26 449,603 526
Saint Kitts and
National Assembly Unicameral 5 15 3,686 58
Nevis
House of Assembly Lower 5 17 10,221 123
Saint Lucia Parliament
Senate Upper 11 15,796 191
GDPper
UN member or House Term Population seat
Overall name of legislature Name of house(s) Voting system Seats
observer state level (years) per seat (million
USD)
Saint Vincent and
House of Assembly Unicameral 5 21 5,714 59
the Grenadines
Samoa Legislative Assembly[5](Fono) Unicameral 5 49 3,965 22
Grand and General
San Marino Council (Consiglio Grande e Unicameral 5 60 536 18
Generale)
São Tomé and National Assembly(Assembleia
Unicameral 4 55 3,330 6
Príncipe Nacional)
None
The Consultative Assembly is an advisory
Saudi Arabia body to the monarch. Legislation is
passed by the Council of Ministers,
chaired by the monarch.
Senegal Parliament National Assembly Unicameral 5 150 85,701 167
National Assembly(Народна
Serbia Unicameral 4 250 28,482 315
скупштина / Narodna Skupština)
Seychelles National Assembly Unicameral 5 31 2,709 72
Sierra Leone Parliament Unicameral 5 124 40,136 41
First-past-the-post
Singapore Parliament Unicameral 5 voting(MP) and appointed 99 52,360 3,180
by the President(NMP)
Slovakia National Council(Národná rada) Unicameral 4 150 35,980 846
Parliament (Državni zbor National Assembly(Državni zbor) Lower 4 90 22,779 643
Slovenia
Republike Slovenije) National Council (Državni svet)[21] Upper 5 40 51,254 1,447
Solomon Islands National Parliament Unicameral 4 50 10,460 34
House of the People Lower 4 Appointed 275 36,675 21
Somalia Federal Parliament[2]
Senate Upper 4 Majority 54 180,100 103
National Assembly Lower 5 400 126,466 1,387
South Africa Parliament
National Council of Provinces Upper 90 562,075 6,168
National Legislature Assembly Lower 170 48,591 81
South Sudan National Legislature
Council of States Upper Appointed by President 50 165,210 276
Spain General Courts[5](Cortes 4, unless
Generales) Congress of Deputies(Congreso de elections
Lower proportionalclosed list 350 131,894 4,038
los Diputados) are called
earlier.
GDPper
UN member or House Term Population seat
Overall name of legislature Name of house(s) Voting system Seats
observer state level (years) per seat (million
USD)
4, unless
elections
are called
earlier (212
are
appointed
through
general
election
and 58
Senate (Senado) Upper 266 173,545 5,313
when
regional
legislatures
are
renewed,
which not
always
happens at
the same
date).
Parliament (ශ් ලංකා
Sri Lanka පා ෙ ව (Sinhala) / இல ைக Unicameral 5 225 90,122 517
பாரா ம ற (Tamil))[2]

National Assembly(Majlis Watani) Lower 6 426 68,653 197


Sudan National Legislature
Council of States (Majlis Welayat) Upper 6 50 617,880 1,780
National Assembly(Nationale
Suriname Unicameral 5 51 10,470 99
Assemblée)
House of Assembly[2] Lower 5 majority 55 22,181 113
Swaziland Parliament (Liblanda)
Senate[2] Upper appointed by the King 30 40,666 207
Sweden The Riksdag Unicameral 4 proportional 349 27,286 1,093

Syria People's Assembly(Majlis al-


Unicameral 4 250 86,964 240
Sha'ab)
National Council(Nationalrat,
Federal Conseil National, Consiglio Lower 4 200 40,000 1,699
Switzerland Assembly(Bundesversammlung, Nazionale)
Assemblée fédérale, Assemblea Council of States(Ständerat,
federale) Conseil des Etats, Consiglio degli Upper 4 46 173,913 7,388
Stati)
Assembly of
Representatives (Majlisi Lower 5 63 123,809 257
Tajikistan Supreme Assembly(Majlisi Oli) Mamoyandogan)
National Assembly(Majlisi Milliy) Upper 5 33 236,363 491
Tanzania National Assembly(Bunge) Unicameral 5 384 120,974 178
National
Thailand National Legislative Assembly Unicameral 250 135 918
Assembly(รัฐสภา ;Rathasapha)
GDPper
UN member or House Term Population seat
Overall name of legislature Name of house(s) Voting system Seats
observer state level (years) per seat (million
USD)
National Assembly(Assemblée
Togo Unicameral 5 81 76,434 79
nationale)
Tonga Legislative Assembly Unicameral 26 3,962 29
Trinidad and House of Representatives Lower 5 41 32,139 647
Parliament
Tobago Senate Upper 31 42,506 856
Assembly of the Representatives of
Tunisia the People (‫ ﻣﺟﻠس ﻧواب اﻟﺷﻌب‬Majless Unicameral 5 217 49,188 465
Noweb al Shaab)
Grand National Assembly of
Turkey Turkey(Türkiye Büyük Millet Unicameral 4 550 135,862 1,951
Meclisi)
Turkmenistan Assembly (Mejlis) Unicameral 5 125 41,360 346
Tuvalu Parliament (Palamene) Unicameral 4 15 666 2
Uganda Parliament Unicameral 5 426 87,839 123
Supreme Council(Верховна
Ukraine Unicameral 5 450 101,248 732
Рада Verkhovna Rada)
United Arab Federal National Assembly (‫اﻟﻣﺟﻠس‬
Unicameral 40 206,601 6,470
Emirates ‫ اﻟوطﻧﻲ اﻹﺗﺣﺎدي‬Majlis Watani Ittihad)
First-past-the-post
House of Commons Lower 5 voting. Sinn Féinmembers 650 95,787 3,478
abstained.
Life peersappointed by
the Sovereignon advice of
United Kingdom Parliament Prime Minister. 92 elected
by and from hereditary
House of Lords Upper Life 808 81,388 2,955
peers using preferential
voting. 26 Lords
Spiritualare bishops of
the Church of England.
House of Representatives Lower 2 First-past-the-post voting 435 722,636 34,698
United States Congress
Senate Upper 6 First-past-the-post voting 100 3,143,467 215,623
Chamber of
Representatives(Cámara de Lower 5 99 33,195 514
General Assembly(Asamblea Representantes)
Uruguay
General)
Chamber of Senators(Cámara de
Upper 5 30 109,543 1,696
Senadores)
Legislative Chamber[2] Lower 5 150 194,156 634
Uzbekistan Supreme Assembly(Oliy Majlis)
Senate[2] Upper 5 100 291,234 952
Vanuatu Parliament (Parlement) Unicameral 4 52 4319 14
Pontifical Commission(Pontificia
Vatican City Commissione per lo Stato della Unicameral 5 7 114
Città del Vaticano)
Venezuela National Assembly(Asamblea
Unicameral 5 167 175,430 2,267
Nacional)
GDPper
UN member or House Term Population seat
Overall name of legislature Name of house(s) Voting system Seats
observer state level (years) per seat (million
USD)
Vietnam National Assembly (Quốc hội) Unicameral 5 498 176,385 602
House of Representatives (Majlis
Yemen Unicameral 6 301 81,485 192
al-Nuwaab)
Zambia National Assembly Unicameral 5 150 87,284 145
House of Assembly Lower 5 210 61,971 29
Zimbabwe Parliament
Senate Upper 5 40 325,350 153

Legislatures of non-sovereign countries, dependencies and other territories [ edit ]

GDP
per
Overall name of House Term Population
Country Name of house Voting system Seats seat
legislature level (years) per seat
(million
USD)
Åland
Law Assembly[5](Lagtinget) Unicameral 4 30 945 52
Islands
Alderney States (États) Unicameral 4 10 240
American Legislative House of Representatives Lower 2 21 2,643 21
Samoa Assembly[5](Fono) 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
Legislative
Azores Assembly(Assembleia Unicameral 4 57 4,311 72
Legislativa)
House of Assembly Lower 5 36 1,784 125
Bermuda Parliament
Senate Upper 11 5,839 409
British
House of Assembly Unicameral 4 15 1,969 56
Virgin Islands
Canary Parliament(Parlamento de
Unicameral 4 60 35,000 417
Islands Canarias)

Catalonia Parliament(Parlament de
Unicameral 4 135 55,723 2,490
Catalunya)
Cayman
Legislative Assembly Unicameral 4 18 3,080 125
Islands
Supreme
Council(Верховна Рада /
Crimea Unicameral 100 22,840 43
Верховный Совет / Yuqarı
Radası)
Curaçao Estates (Staten) Unicameral 4 21 7,571 148
Cook
Parliament Unicameral 4 24 875 13
Islands
Falkland
Legislative Assembly Unicameral 4 11 272 9
Islands
GDP
per
Overall name of House Term Population
Country Name of house Voting system Seats seat
legislature level (years) per seat
(million
USD)
Faroe
Law Assembly[5](Løgtingið) Unicameral 4 33 1,467 44
Islands
French Assembly(Assemblée de la
Unicameral 5 57 4,859 82
Polynesia Polynésie française)

Galicia Parliament(Parlamento da
Unicameral 4 75 36,649
Galiza/Galicia)
Gibraltar Parliament Unicameral 4 17 1,750 75
Greenland Parliament(Inatsisartut)[22] Unicameral 4 31 1,830 64
Legislature(Liheslaturan
Guam Unicameral 4 15 10,623
Guåhan)
Guernsey States (États) Unicameral 4 45 1,387 60
Proportional representationusing the Hare quota and
Hong the largest remainder method for the geographical
Legislative Council (立法會) Unicameral 4 70 101,481 5,015
Kong constituencies and functional constituencieselected by
their respective electorates
House of Keys(Kiare as
Lower 5 24 3,520 113
Isle of Feed)
Tynwald(Tinvaal)
Man Legislative Council (Yn
Upper 5 11 7,681 247
Choonceil Slattyssagh)
Jersey States (États) Unicameral 4 39 2,509 130

Macau Legislative Assembly (立法 Proportional representation, functional constituencies


Unicameral 4 29 19,610 636
會, Assembleia Legislativa) and appointed by the Chief Executive
Legislative
Madeira Assembly(Assembleia Unicameral 4 47 5,698 179
Legislativa)
Montserrat Legislative Council Unicameral 5 9 546 3
New Congress(Congrès
Unicameral 5 54 4,547 58
Caledonia Territorial)
Northern Ireland
Northern
Assembly(Tionól Unicameral 5 Single transferable vote 90 16,767 423
Ireland
Thuaisceart Éireann)
Northern House of Representatives Lower 2 20 2,694 45
Commonwealth
Mariana
Legislature Senate Upper 2 10 5,388 90
Islands
Niue Assembly Unicameral 3 20 69 1
Pitcairn
Island Council Unicameral 3 10 6
Islands
House of
Legislative Representatives(Cámara Lower 4 First-past-the-post voting 51 93,145 1,200
Puerto
Assembly(Asamblea de Representantes)
Rico
Legislativa)
Senate(Senado) Upper 4 Majority 27 465,427 2,091
Saint
Territorial Council Unicameral 5 19 488 13
Barthélemy
GDP
per
Overall name of House Term Population
Country Name of house Voting system Seats seat
legislature level (years) per seat
(million
USD)
Saint
Legislative Council Unicameral 4 21 1,266 2
Helena
Saint Territorial Council (fr)
Unicameral 23 1,578 26
Martin (conseil territorial)
Saint
Pierre and Territorial Council Unicameral 6 19 320 11
Miquelon
Sark Chief Pleas Unicameral 12 50
Scottish
Scotland Parliament(Pàrlamaid na h- Unicameral 5 Additional Member System 129 40,734 1,901
Alba, Scots Pairliament)
Sint
Estates (Staten) Unicameral 4 15 2,495 52
Maarten
South
Landtag Unicameral 5 35 14,621 551
Tyrol
Tokelau Parliament Unicameral 3 20 70 1
Turks and
House of Assembly Unicameral 4 21 1,498 10
Caicos Islands
U.S. Virgin
Legislature Unicameral 2 15 7,093 105
Islands
National Assembly for
Wales Wales (Cynulliad Unicameral 5 Additional Member System 60 51,066 1,154
Cenedlaethol Cymru)

Wallis and Territorial


Assembly(Assemblée Unicameral 5 20 650 3
Futuna
Territoriale)

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

GDP
per
Overall name of House Term Population
non-UN state Name of house Voting system Seats seat
legislature level (years) per seat
(million
USD)
People's Assembly(Жəлар
Abkhazia Unicameral 5 35 6,877
Реизара, Zhelar Reizara)
Donetsk
People's Soviet Unicameral 4 Proportional representation 100
People's Republic
Lugansk
People's Soviet Unicameral 4 Proportional representation 50
People's Republic
GDP
per
Overall name of House Term Population
non-UN state Name of house Voting system Seats seat
legislature level (years) per seat
(million
USD)
First past the post, closed party
Taiwan Legislative Yuan(立法院 Lìfǎ listproportional
Unicameral 4 113 117,360 5,206
Yùan) representationand indigenousseats
with single non-transferable vote
Assembly of
Kosovo Kosovo(Albanian: Kuvendi i
Unicameral 4 120 15,493 157
Kosovës, Serbian
Cyrillic: Скупштина Косова)
Republic of National Assembly(Azgayin
Unicameral 5 33 4,284
Artsakh Zhoghov)
Northern Assembly of the
Unicameral 5 50 5,898
Cyprus Republic(Cumhuriyet Meclisi)
Sahrawi Arab Sahrawi National Council(‫اﻟﻣﺟﻠس‬
Democratic ‫ اﻟوطﻧﻲ اﻟﺻﺣراوي‬Al-Majlis al-Watani Unicameral 2 53
Republic al-Sahrawi)
House of
Representatives(Golaha Lower 5 82 42,682
Somaliland Parliament(Baarlamaanka) Wakiilada)
House of Elders(Golaha
Upper 82 42,682
Guurtida)
South Ossetia Parliament Unicameral 5 34 2,117
Central
Tibetan Parliament of the Central Tibetan
Administration
Unicameral 5 first past the post 43 73,9531 3491
Administration(in
exile)
Supreme Council[23](Верховный
Transnistria Unicameral 5 43 12,062
Совет, Verhkovny Sovet)

Notes [ edit ]