Chamber of Deputies
- Chamber of deputies — Legislative independence — Legislative power — Legislative procedure — Members of legislative body — Parliamentary systems — Legislative accountability
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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...