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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Chamber of Deputies

Graham Butler

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 August 2019

Subject(s):
Chamber of deputies — Legislative independence — Legislative power — Legislative procedure — Members of legislative body — Parliamentary systems — Legislative accountability

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. A chamber of deputies is a parliamentary body that can be operational in a number of different forms. Made up of a number of members of a legislature ( legislative bodies ), chambers of deputies are situated in multiple formal legislative parliamentary settings, and prevail in governmental structures of polities for proceedings. Also known as a ‘congress’ or ‘national assembly’, or simply a ‘parliament’ depending on the jurisdiction, chambers of deputies form a collective part of parliamentary politics. 2. As a deliberative body, they are usually tasked by...
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