List Of Countries and their Parliament Names

List Of Countries and their Parliament Names

As India has Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha as the two houses of parliament, similarly other countries too have different houses of parliament.

The word “Parliament” comes from the french verb “Parler” which means “to speak/talk”. The meaning evolved, originally referring to any discussion, conversation, or negotiation through various kinds of deliberative or judicial groups, often summoned by a monarch.

Parliament is the highest legislative body in a country. It represents the people, makes law and oversees government functioning. In England, the Sovereign, the nobles and clergy as well as the commoners represented the Parliament in mediaeval times.

Now it consists of the Sovereign, the House of Lords and the House of Commons. British Parliament is considered as the mother of all parliaments in the world.

In India, the President, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha constitute the Parliament. While the tenure of the Lok Sabha is 5 years unless dissolved earlier, the tenure of members of Rajya Sabha is for six years.

While the members of Lok Sabha are directly elected by the people, members of Rajya Sabha are indirectly elected by members of State Legislative Assemblies. Unlike Lok Sabha, it is a permanent body and one-third of its members retire every two years. It is also called the Council of States.

The legislature of different countries are known by different names. The legislature in the USA is called the Congress which consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

List of Countries and their Parliament Names
Country Parliament Name
Afghanistan Shora
Albania People’s Assembly
Algeria National People’s Assembly
Andorra General Council
Angola National People’s Assembly
Argentina National Congress
Australia Federal Parliament
Austria National Assembly
Azerbaijan Melli Majlis
Bahamas General Assembly
Bahrain Consultative Council
Bangladesh Jatia Parliament
Belize National Assembly
Bhutan Tsogdu
Bolivia National Congress
Botswana National Assembly
Brazil National Congress
Britain Parliment (House Of Common’s And House Of Lords)
Brunei National Assembly
Bulgaria Narodno Subranie
Cambodia National Assembly
Canada Parliament
China National People’s Assembly
Colombia Congress
Comoros Legislative Council And Senate
Congo Democratic Rep. Of National Legislative Council
Costa Rice Legislative Council And Senate
Crotia Sabor
Cuba National Assembly Of People’s Power
Denmark Folketing
East Timor Constituent Assembly
Ecuador National Congress
Egypt People’s Assembly
El Salvador Legislative Assembly
Ethiopia Federal Council And House Of Representative
Fiji Islands Senate & House Of Representative
Finland Eduskusta (Parliament)
France National Assembly
Germany Bundestag (Lower House) &
Bundesrat (Upper House)
Great Britain Parliament
Greece Chamber Of Deputies
Guyana National Assembly
Hungary National Assembly
Iceland Althing
India Sansad
Indonesia People’s Consultative Assembly
Iran Majlis
Iraq National Assembly
Ireland Oireachtas
Israel The Knesset
Italy Chamber Of Deputies And Senate
Japan Diet
Jordan National Assembly
Korea(North) Supreme People’s Assembly
Korea(South) National Assembly
Kuwait National Assembly
Labanon National Assembly
Laos People’s Supreme Assembly
Lativa Saeima
Lesotho National Assembly And Senate
Libya General People’s Congress
Lithuania Seimas
Luxembourg Chamber Of Deputies
Madagascar National People’s Assembly
Magnolia Khural
Malaysia Majilis
Maldives Majilis
Mongolia Great People’s Khural
Montenegro Federal Assembly
Mozambique People’s Assembly
Myanmar Pyithu Hluttaw
Nepal Rashtriya Panchayat
Netherlands States General (Staten-General)
New Zealand Parliament (House Of Representative)
Norway Storting
Oman Monarchy
Pakistan National Assembly & Senate
Papua New Guinea National Parliament
Paraguay Senate & Chamber Of Deputies
Philippines The Congress
Poland Sejm
Romania Great National Assembly
Russia Duma & Federal Council
Saudi Arabia Majlis Al Shura
South Africa Parliament
Spain Crotes
Taiwan Yuan
Turkey Grand National Assembly
Uruguay Genral Assembly
USA Congress
Uzbekistan Oliy Majlis
Vietnam National Assembly
Zambia National Assembly
Zimbabwe Parliament