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.
The situation in Lebanon is becoming more complicated, Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri was cited as saying by newspaper al-Joumhouria on Saturday, comments that suggested a deal needed to form.. Reuters - Published
Labour’s Keith Vaz has announced his retirement from Parliament after 32 years as an MP for Leicester East. It comes just weeks after the Commons Standards Committee recommended he should be handed a..
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An ex-Labour MP has urged people to vote for Boris Johnson instead of Jeremy Corbyn as he announced his decision to quit Parliament. Ian Austin left Mr Corbyn's party in February in response to what he..
Boris Johnson has visited Buckingham Palace to inform the Queen of the General Election. The prime minister spent just over 25 minutes with the Queen at her official London residence before departing...
Philip Hammond has announced he will not stand in the General Election. He tweeted: "It is with great sadness that I am today announcing my decision to stand down as Member of Parliament for Runnymede..
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Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn debate the early general election bill as the UK looks set for a December vote. The Prime Minister said a new Parliament was needed to take Britain out of the European..
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Labour will push for a new EU referendum when the Government brings its latest Brexit plans to the Commons in the coming days. And shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer left open the possibility the..
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Giant puppet caricatures of Boris Johnson and key aide Dominic Cummings are paraded down Whitehall as anti-Brexit campaigners gather in Westminster for the Let Us Be Heard march. It comes as Parliament..
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Parliament approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan for government on Thursday in a symbolic vote that does little to strengthen his authority on Brexit or signal an end to the country's political.. Reuters - Published
Parliament could still pass a deal to leave the European Union if it backs the government's attempt to hold a new election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in a.. Reuters - Published
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals held onto power after a closely fought election on Monday but were reduced to a minority government that will need the support in Parliament of a.. Reuters - Published
Public accountability is becoming more important as our intelligence agencies are gaining more powers. In the last couple of years, Parliament has passed laws giving them the ability to watch all of us.. The Age - Published
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, facing the loss of his Parliamentary majority in an election next week, traded attacks with his main rival on Saturday as a bad-tempered campaign entered its.. Reuters - Published
Christopher Pyne has been in the news so often - what with his awkward arrival at EY to his ruminations on Roquefort cheese - that it’s easy to forget that he’s no longer in Parliament. We suspect.. The Age - Published
Parliament returns to Macquarie Street for a fortnight of sitting today with acrimony over the abortion reform legislation roiling the Liberal Party, Deputy Premier John Barilaro off digging dams and.. The Age - Published
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed on Monday in a bid to have cameras installed at Israeli voting stations, but seized on the legislative defeat to hone accusations his foes intend to steal next.. Reuters - Published
On the 22 August 1985, Justice Evatt, head of the Royal Commission into Agent Orange, handed in his nine volume report to Parliament that laid the blame for the veterans' problems on the "normal.. The Age - Published
Parliament will block a no-deal Brexit if unelected people behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson try to wrench Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 without agreement, former finance minister.. Reuters - Published
Parliament should honor the 2016 Brexit referendum and leave the European Union on Oct. 31, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday when asked if he would resign if his government lost a.. Reuters - Published
British lawmakers on Thursday approved proposals to make it harder for the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament, showing again their resolve to stop a divorce.. Reuters - Published
Boris Johnson, favorite to be the next British prime minister, on Wednesday refused to say whether he would seek to shut Parliament to facilitate a no-deal Brexit but agreed such a plan could be.. Reuters - Published
New U.S. sanctions against Hezbollah officials, including two Lebanese lawmakers, amount to an assault on parliament and the country, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday. Reuters - Published
Parliament on Tuesday passed a ban on smoking in Austria's bars and restaurants, extinguishing a flagship policy of the recently collapsed right-wing government which had scrapped the measure after it.. Reuters - Published
Jeremy Hunt, one of the candidates vying to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, said the British parliament would likely block a no-deal Brexit so the country needed a leader who could negotiate with.. Reuters - Published
Thailand's new parliament confirmed military junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha as civilian prime minister on Wednesday, five years after he seized power from an elected government while he was.. Reuters - Published
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On the day when the UK was set to leave the European Union, Brexit seemed to become even more complicated. Not just for British citizens, but for those in politics itself –.. One News Page Staff - Published
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Brexit is due to occur as of March 29th. That is, at present, still very much the plan. However, the UK’s proposed divorce from the European Union has been thrown into.. One News Page Staff - Published
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If you have been paying attention to any news regarding the UK in recent weeks or months, you will likely know that the country’s divorce from the European Union is still.. One News Page Staff - Published
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As if matters on Brexit couldn’t get more complicated, it seems this week that a number of UK politicians have decided to take a stance and break away from their main parties.. One News Page Staff - Published