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Parliament

Legislature whose power and function are similar to those dictated by the Westminster system of the United Kingdom

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In modern politics and history, a parliament is a legislative body of government. Generally, a modern parliament has three functions: representing the electorate, making laws, and overseeing the government via hearings and inquiries.The term is similar to the idea of a senate, synod or congress, and is commonly used in countries that are current or former monarchies, a form of government with a monarch as the head. Some contexts restrict the use of the word parliament to parliamentary systems, although it is also used to describe the legislature in some presidential systems, even where it is not in the official name.

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The British government and the EU have agreed a new Brexit deal, but will it get through Parliament?
Credit: BBC News - Published 16 hours ago

PM calls the agreement "a great new deal", but it will still need to be approved by Parliament.
Credit: BBC News - Published 16 hours ago

A look at the fanfare and formality behind this year's State Opening of Parliament.
Credit: BBC News - Published 3 days ago

Salih Khater used his vehicle to try to kill people outside Parliament.
Credit: BBC News - Published 4 days ago

The future of Northern Ireland's border dominates, while Parliament reconvenes for the Queen's Speech.
Credit: BBC News - Published 4 days ago

Parliament will meet on Saturday 19 October after a key EU summit to approve the next steps for the UK.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

MPs to be recalled on 19 October, even with no agreement to vote on – and told to choose between crashing out or an extension
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

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