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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Legislative Body Members

Patricia García Majado

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 October 2022

Subject(s):
Legislative power — Legislative rules and restrictions — Members of legislative body — Parliamentary systems — Privileges of the legislature — Bicameralism — Chamber of deputies

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1 Members of legislative bodies are people who belong to the legislative bodies of a particular legal system regardless of territorial scope (eg national, supranational, regional, or local). These public servants are also known as parliamentarians or representatives, and the two terms are used interchangeably hereafter. Sometimes, all of the members of a legislative body belong to a single chamber. These are unicameral systems such as New Zealand, Luxemburg, Iceland, Taiwan, etc. However, in bicameral systems—those whose legislative bodies have two chambers—the...
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