House of Representatives
is the name of legislative bodies
in many countries and sub-national entitles. In many countries, the House of Representatives is the lower house
of a bicameral
legislature, with the corresponding upper house
often called a "Senate
". In some countries, the House of Representatives is the sole chamber of a unicameral
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" currently is the name of a house of the legislature in the following countries:
In the following countries it is the sole chamber in a unicameral system:
Defunct Houses of Representatives
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