List of national legislatures

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This is a list of national legislatures, whether parliamentary or congressional, that act as a plenary general assembly of representatives with the power to legislate.

Country Legislature
Overall name Lower house Upper house
Afghanistan n/a
Albania People's Assembly
Algeria Parliament National People's Assembly Council of the Nation
Andorra General Council of the Valleys
Angola National Assembly
Antigua and Barbuda Parliament House of Representatives Senate
Argentina National Congress Chamber of Deputies Senate
Armenia National Assembly
Australia Parliament House of Representatives Senate
Austria (note 2) Parliament National Council Federal Council
Azerbaijan National Assembly
Bahamas Parliament House of Assembly Senate
Bahrain House of Deputies Shura Council
Bangladesh House of the Nation
Barbados Parliament House of Assembly Senate
Belarus Parliament Chamber of Representatives Council of the Republic
Belgium (note 2) Parliament Chamber of Deputies Senate
Belize National Assembly House of Representatives Senate
Benin National Assembly
Bhutan National Assembly
Bolivia National Congress Chamber of Deputies Senate
Bosnia and Herzegovina Parliamentary Assembly House of Representatives House of Peoples
Botswana Parliament National Assembly House of Chiefs
Brazil National Congress Chamber of Deputies Federal Senate
Brunei Legislative Council
Bulgaria National Assembly
Burkina Faso Parliament National Assembly Chamber of Representatives
Burma People's Assembly
Burundi National Assembly
Cambodia Parliament National Assembly Senate
Cameroon National Assembly
Canada Parliament House of Commons Senate
Cape Verde National Assembly
Central African Republic n/a
Chad National Assembly
Chile National Congress Chamber of Deputies Senate
China (PRC) National People's Congress
Colombia Congress House of Representatives Senate
Cook Islands Parliament
Congo-Brazzaville National Transitional Council
Congo-Kinshasa n/a
Costa Rica Legislative Assembly
Côte d'Ivoire National Assembly
Croatia Sabor
Cuba National Assembly of People's Power
Cyprus (note 2) House of Representatives
Czech Republic (note 2) Parliament Chamber of Deputies Senate
Denmark (note 2) Folketing
Djibouti Chamber of Deputies
Dominica House of Assembly
Dominican Republic (note 1) Congress Chamber of Deputies Senate
East Timor National Parliament
Ecuador National Congress
Egypt Parliament People's Assembly Shura Council
El Salvador (note 1) Legislative Assembly
Equatorial Guinea House of People's Representatives
Eritrea National Assembly
Estonia (note 2) Riigikogu
Ethiopia Parliament House of People's Representatives House of Federation
Fiji Parliament House of Representatives Senate
Finland (note 2) Eduskunta, Riksdag
France (note 2) Parliament National Assembly Senate
Gabon Parliament National Assembly Senate
Gambia National Assembly
Georgia Supreme Council
Germany (note 2) Bundestag Bundesrat
Ghana Parliament
Greece (note 2) Parliament
Grenada Parliament House of Representatives Senate
Guatemala (note 1) Congress of the Republic
Guernsey States
Guinea People's National Assembly
Guinea-Bissau People's National Assembly
Guyana National Assembly
Haiti National Assembly Chamber of Deputies Senate
Honduras (note 1) National Congress
Hungary (note 2) National Assembly
Iceland Althing
India Parliament Lok Sabha Rajya Sabha
Indonesia House of Representatives
Iran Majlis of Iran
Iraq n/a
Ireland, Republic of (note 2) Oireachtas Dáil Éireann Seanad Éireann
Isle of Man Tynwald House of Keys Legislative Council
Israel Knesset
Italy (note 2) Parliament Chamber of Deputies Senate
Jamaica Parliament House of Representatives Senate
Japan Diet House of Representatives House of Councillors
Jersey States
Jordan National Assembly Chamber of Deputies Senate
Kazakstan Parliament Majilis Senate
Kenya National Assembly
Kiribati Parliament
Korea (DPRK) Supreme People's Assembly
Korea (ROK) National Assembly
Kuwait National Assembly
Kyrgyzstan Supreme Council Assembly of People's Representatives Legisative Assembly
Laos National Assembly
Latvia (note 2) Saeima
Lebanon Parliament
Lesotho Parliament Assembly Senate
Liberia National Assembly House of Representatives Senate
Libya General People's Congress
Liechtenstein Landtag
Lithuania (note 2) Seimas
Luxembourg (note 2) Chamber of Deputies
FYRO Macedonia Sobranje
Madagascar Parliament National Assembly Senate
Malawi National Assembly
Malaysia Parliament House of Representatives Senate
Maldives Majlis
Mali National Assembly
Malta (note 2) House of Representatives
Marshall Islands Parliament
Mauritania Parliament National Assembly Senate
Mauritius National Assembly
Mexico Congress of the Union Chamber of Deputies Senate
Federated States of Micronesia Congress
Moldova Parliament
Monaco National Council
Mongolia State Great Hural
Morocco Parliament Chamber of Representatives Chamber of Councillors
Mozambique Assembly of the Republic
Namibia Parliament National Assembly National Council
Nauru Parliament
Nepal Parliament House of Representatives National Council
Netherlands (note 2) States-General Second Chamber First Chamber
New Zealand Parliament
Nicaragua (note 1) National Assembly
Niger National Assembly
Nigeria National Assembly House of Representatives Senate
Niue Assembly
Norway Storting
Oman Majlis Oman Majlis ash-Shura Majlis ad-Dawla
Pakistan Parliament National Assembly Senate
Palau National Congress House of Delegates Senate
Panama (note 1) Legislative Assembly
Papua New Guinea National Parliament
Paraguay Congress Chamber of Deputies Senate
Peru Congress
Philippines Congress House of Represenatatives Senate
Poland (note 2) National Assembly Sejm Senat
Portugal (note 2) Assembly of the Republic
Puerto Rico Legislative Assembly House of Representatives Senate
Qatar Majlis al-Shura
Romania Parliament Chamber of Deputies Senate
Russia Federal Assembly Duma Federation Council
Rwanda Transitional National Assembly
Saint Kitts and Nevis National Assembly
Saint Lucia Parliament House of Assembly Senate
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines House of Assembly
Samoa Fono
San Marino Grand and General Council
São Tomé and Príncipe National Assembly
Saudi Arabia Consultative Council
Senegal National Assembly
Serbia and Montenegro (note 3) Skupština
Seychelles National Assembly
Sierra Leone Parliament
Singapore Parliament
Slovakia (note 2) National Council
Slovenia (note 2) Parliament National Council National Assembly
Solomon Islands Parliament
Somalia n/a
South Africa Parliament National Assembly(350-400) National Council of Provinces(90)
Spain (note 2) Cortes Generales Congress of Deputies Senate
Sri Lanka Parliament
Sudan National Assembly
Suriname National Assembly
Swaziland Parliament House of Assembly Senate
Sweden (note 2) Riksdag
Syria People's Council
Switzerland Federal Assembly National Council Council of States
Taiwan (ROC) Legislative Yuan
Tajikistan Supreme Assembly Assembly of Representatives National Assembly
Tanzania National Assembly
Thailand National Assembly House of Representatives Senate
Togo National Assembly
Trinidad & Tobago Parliament House of Representatives Senate
Tunisia Chamber of Deputies
Turkey Grand National Assembly
Turkmenistan People's Council Assembly
Tuvalu Parliament
Uganda National Assembly
Ukraine Verkhovna Rada
United Arab Emirates Federal National Council
United Kingdom (note 2) Parliament House of Commons House of Lords
United States Congress House of Representatives Senate
Uruguay General Assembly Chamber of Representatives Senate
Uzbekistan Supreme Assembly
Vanuatu Parliament
Vatican City n/a
Venezuela National Assembly
Vietnam National Assembly
Yemen House of Representatives Shura Council
Zambia National Assembly
Zimbabwe House of Assembly


  1. In addition to their unicameral national parliaments, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama and also return directly elected deputies to the supranational Central American Parliament. Since acceding to the Parliament in February 2004, the Dominican Republic will also shortly be sending a delegation of deputies.
  2. In addition to their national parliaments, the nations of the European Union also return directly elected members to the supranational European Parliament. The most recent elections—and the first elections for the newly acceded countries—were held in June 2004. See European Parliament election, 2004.
  3. The Parliament of Serbia and Montenegro will be merged combination of independently elected National Assembly of Serbia and National Assembly of Montenegro for next two years.

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