House of Representatives

House of Representatives

About House of Representatives

House of Representatives is the name of legislative bodies in many countries and sub-national states. In some countries, the House of Representatives is the lower house of a bicameral legislature, with the corresponding upper house often called a 'Senate'. In other countries, the House of Representatives is the sole chamber of a unicameral legislature. The functioning of a house of representatives can vary greatly from country to country, and depends on whether a country has a parliamentary or a presidential system. Members of a house of representatives are typically apportioned according to population rather than geography. 'The House of Representatives' is the name of the lower house of the legislature in the following countries: In the following countries it is the sole chamber in a unicameral system: In Indonesia, the Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (DPR) is generally known in English as the 'House of Representatives', as is the Dewan Rakyat of the Parliament of Malaysia.

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