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Chamber of Deputies

The Chamber of Deputies is the name given to the lower house of the bicameral legislatures of the following states:

It is also the name given to the unicameral parliament of the following countries:

  • Luxembourg – Chamber of Deputies of Luxembourg (Chambre des députés)
  • Tunisia – Chamber of Deputies of Tunisia

Historically, the "Chamber of Deputies" (French: Chambre des députés) was the lower house of parliament in the French Third Republic; the name is still informally used for the Assemblée nationale under the current Fifth Republic. It was also the official description of Dáil Éireann (the Irish lower house of parliament) during the Irish Free State. Other names for the lower houses of bicameral parliaments include House of Commons, House of Representatives and National Assembly.

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Last updated: 05-14-2005 07:07:19