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

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

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Parliament frustrates new Ukraine president's election reform

Lawmakers dealt an early blow to Ukraine's new president Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday by rejecting proposed changes to the electoral system ahead of a snap parliamentary election due in July.
Reuters - Published

May to ask lawmakers to vote on a second Brexit referendum

British Prime Minister Theresa May said her government will include in her Withdrawal Agreement Bill a requirement for Members of Parliament (MPs) to vote on whether to hold another Brexit referendum.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Parliament

Voting Down Revised Brexit Deal Leaves MPs With 2 Options [Video]Voting Down Revised Brexit Deal Leaves MPs With 2 Options

According to Business Insider, British members of Parliament will be left with two options if they reject the Brexit deal again. MPs will vote on the UK's revised withdrawal agreement next month, after..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Stephen Barclay: Brexit voting in Parliament should reflect manifestos [Video]Stephen Barclay: Brexit voting in Parliament should reflect manifestos

Stephen Barclay says Brexit voting in Parliament should reflect the manifestos of the Conservative and Labour parties. The Brexit Secretary was speaking after the Government announced the Withdrawal..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:42Published

Iraq government bans computer games including PUBG [Video]Iraq government bans computer games including PUBG

Iraq’s Parliament has voted to ban several games including PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), saying they harm society.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:39Published

Iran to Continue Nuclear Enrichment Despite U.S. Move-Parliament Speaker [Video]Iran to Continue Nuclear Enrichment Despite U.S. Move-Parliament Speaker

According to Reuters, Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani said that Iran will continue uranium enrichment under its nuclear deal with world powers. The United States acted on Friday to force Iran..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Egypt's Parliament Approves Constitutional Changes Granting New Presidential Power [Video]Egypt's Parliament Approves Constitutional Changes Granting New Presidential Power

According to a report by CNN, on Tuesday, Egypt's Parliament approved constitutional changes that will allow President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to tighten his grip on government and remain in power until..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:56Published

After Notre Dame Fire, UK Lawmakers Worry About Parliament [Video]After Notre Dame Fire, UK Lawmakers Worry About Parliament

The Palace of Westminster, which is home to the U.K.'s Parliament, is in a state of disrepair.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

British MP's Push To Extradite Assange To Sweden [Video]British MP's Push To Extradite Assange To Sweden

Over 70 parliament members requested the government communicate to Sweden it will accept an extradition request.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

New Zealand Gov. General Signs Military-Style Weapons Ban [Video]New Zealand Gov. General Signs Military-Style Weapons Ban

Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a ban on semiautomatic firearms, magazines and parts.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Likely to Win Re-election [Video]Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Likely to Win Re-election

It's a tight race between the controversial right-wing PM and his closest opponent, centrist former general Benny Gantz.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

Gantz, Netanyahu Declare Victory In Israel Election [Video]Gantz, Netanyahu Declare Victory In Israel Election

Benny Gantz, who's challenging incumbent PM Benjamin Netanyahu, called Tuesday's election a "historic vote" for Israel.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Watch: Iran's lawmakers wear Revolutionary Guards' uniforms to Parliament [Video]Watch: Iran's lawmakers wear Revolutionary Guards' uniforms to Parliament

Watch: Iran's lawmakers wear Revolutionary Guards' uniforms to Parliament after the US named the country's military elite as a foreign terrorist organization.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:20Published

Israelis Vote in Parliamentary Election [Video]Israelis Vote in Parliamentary Election

Controversial right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could win a fifth term in office.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

British Government, Parliament And People Remain Divided, As Disorderly Brexit Looms [Video]British Government, Parliament And People Remain Divided, As Disorderly Brexit Looms

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, the European Union warned that Britain could be heading for a potentially disorderly exit in just 10 days time as Prime Minister Theresa May met with..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Theresa May Could Be Forced To Seek Another Brexit Delay This Week [Video]Theresa May Could Be Forced To Seek Another Brexit Delay This Week

Theresa May could this week be forced to seek another delay to Brexit, under a new piece of legislation brought forward by Members of Parliament. The legislation, called the European Union (Withdrawal)..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Brexit: What happens next? [Video]Brexit: What happens next?

After another series of indicative votes in Parliament failed to produce a majority for anything, what happens next with Brexit?

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:29Published

Members Of Parliament Continue Brexit Deadlock [Video]Members Of Parliament Continue Brexit Deadlock

According to Business Insider, Members of Parliament rejected the remaining Brexit alternatives through a series of votes. On April 1st, the House of Commons held another round of indicative votes, but..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Parliament rejects four indicative vote options [Video]Parliament rejects four indicative vote options

MPs have rejected all four alternatives to Theresa May’s EU withdrawal deal after Parliament took control of the Brexit process for the second time in the space of a week.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:54Published

UK Lawmakers Will Once Again Vote on Other Brexit Options [Video]UK Lawmakers Will Once Again Vote on Other Brexit Options

Parliament is scheduled to hold a second round of votes on alternatives to Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce plan from the European Union.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

Gauke: May cannot ignore MPs backing for 'softer' Brexit [Video]Gauke: May cannot ignore MPs backing for 'softer' Brexit

Theresa May has been warned by one of her senior ministers that she cannot afford to ignore the will of Parliament if it unites around a "softer" Brexit.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:13Published

Man attempts to climb Downing Street security gate [Video]Man attempts to climb Downing Street security gate

A man is arrested after he tries to scale the security gates to British Prime Minister Theresa May's residence, amid a protest calling for Brexit. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

Thousands Protest UK Parliament After Failed Brexit Vote [Video]Thousands Protest UK Parliament After Failed Brexit Vote

​After the vote, Brexit supporters swarmed outside the Houses of Parliament in London to express their dissatisfaction.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Theresa May's Third Attempt At A Brexit Deal Falls Short [Video]Theresa May's Third Attempt At A Brexit Deal Falls Short

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal was defeated on Friday for a third time, 344-286. A significant number of Conservative Brexiteers switched to back May's withdrawal agreement with the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Parliament Votes To Reject Calls To Cancel Brexit [Video]Parliament Votes To Reject Calls To Cancel Brexit

According to a report by Business Insider, the House of Commons has voted to reject calls to revoke Article 50 and cancel Brexit after over 5.8 million people signed a petition calling for Britain's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

 

Why you might have to wait a bit longer to get the government's tax rebate

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says it's "unlikely" the government will be able to get its income tax package through Parliament before June 30.
SBS - Published

'Senator in exile', a snake handler, students and business types running for office

The race to secure a seat in Parliament includes a mixture of career politicians, business owners and lawyers hoping to get elected on Saturday.
The Age - Published

Take a lump of silicon to Parliament: 20,000 times better than coal

The realities of the energy market are changing fast, so Scott Morrison might consider brandishing silicon rather than coal in Parliament next time.
The Age - Published

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