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Parliament: Legislative body of government
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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Sunak: UK economy will contract this year by 11.3% [Video]

Sunak: UK economy will contract this year by 11.3%

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered the UK's spending review in Parliament this afternoon. Mr Sunak confirmed the government is spending £280bn to get the country through the coronavirus crisis,..

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France security law: Parliament votes through bill that curbs police images

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PM must respond to ‘injustices’ after elderly protester held outside Parliament [Video]

PM must respond to ‘injustices’ after elderly protester held outside Parliament

Conservative MP Charles Walker expresses his outrage at the treatment of aprotester he saw being arrested outside of Parliament.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:15Published
Long-pending issues are resolved by looking for solution: PM Modi [Video]

Long-pending issues are resolved by looking for solution: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated multi-storeyed flats for Members of Parliament via video conferencing, today. During his address, he said, "The long-pending issues since decades are resolved..

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PM Modi inaugurates multi-storeyed flats for MPs in Delhi [Video]

PM Modi inaugurates multi-storeyed flats for MPs in Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated multi-storeyed flats for Members of Parliament via video conferencing on November 23. The flats are located at Dr BD Marg in the national capital. Lok Sabha..

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‘Does Congress support restoration of Article 370’?: Ravi Shankar Prasad [Video]

‘Does Congress support restoration of Article 370’?: Ravi Shankar Prasad

BJP lashed out at the Congress over the Gupkar alliance in Kashmir. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad demanded that the Congress party should clear its stand on the restoration of Article 370 in the..

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Farm laws: BKU farmers forcibly shut Reliance stores in Ludhiana [Video]

Farm laws: BKU farmers forcibly shut Reliance stores in Ludhiana

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) farmers protested at MBD Mall in Ludhiana over farm laws and closed the reliance stores at the mall. Farmers in Punjab have been protesting against the three agriculture..

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Ethiopia dispute: Parliament approves interim gov’t for Tigray [Video]

Ethiopia dispute: Parliament approves interim gov’t for Tigray

Internet and phone lines have been cut as airports and airspace close.

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Kamal Nath adamant his 'item' remark referred to Parliament's agenda lists [Video]

Kamal Nath adamant his 'item' remark referred to Parliament's agenda lists

Former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath on November 01 again clarified his remarks wherein he referred BJP leader Imarti Devi as 'item' and said it wasn't to insult anyone and I told..

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Pakistan's opposition parties unite to rally against PM Imran Khan [Video]

Pakistan's opposition parties unite to rally against PM Imran Khan

A group of 11 major opposition parties in Pakistan have joined hands to raise their protest against the ruling Prime Minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). A large number of people..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:57Published
Pro-presidential parties dominate Kyrgyzstan parliamentary vote [Video]

Pro-presidential parties dominate Kyrgyzstan parliamentary vote

Several opposition parties reject preliminary results showing four parties crossing the threshold to get representation in Parliament.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:49Published
Misbehaviour of parliamentarians with RS Deputy Speaker is political hooliganism: Hardeep Singh Puri [Video]

Misbehaviour of parliamentarians with RS Deputy Speaker is political hooliganism: Hardeep Singh Puri

While addressing a press conference in Chandigarh, Union Ministre Hardeep Singh Puri talked about the misbehaviour of parliamentarians with the Deputy Speaker. He said that whatever happened on..

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Ministers have held crisis talks with Tory MPs in an effort to ward off a revolt over coronavirus laws [Video]

Ministers have held crisis talks with Tory MPs in an effort to ward off a revolt over coronavirus laws

Boris Johnson is under pressure to give Parliament the opportunity to debateand vote on future restrictions, with more than 50 Tory MPs signalling theycould rebel on the matter.

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