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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.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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Hungary's ruling party to curtail freedom of action, access for MPs

Hungary’s Parliament will begin discussing on Wednesday a bill that restricts its members’ freedom of action, a ruling party proposal that has led to renewed accusations of authoritarianism on the..
Reuters - Published

Lebanon's Speaker Berri says situation in Lebanon getting more 'complicated': Al Joumhouria

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

Videos for Parliament


Georgia protests: Crowds gather outside Parliament buildings | #TheCube [Video]Georgia protests: Crowds gather outside Parliament buildings | #TheCube

Georgia protests: Crowds gather outside Parliament buildings | #TheCube

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:58Published

Georgia: Police clash with protesters in front of Parliament [Video]Georgia: Police clash with protesters in front of Parliament

Police in riot gear attempted to push thousands of demonstrators away from the parliament building in the Georgian capital, as a second day of sizable protests simmered over the failure of promised..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:30Published

Spain's far right looks to reignite embers of Franco era [Video]Spain's far right looks to reignite embers of Franco era

Centre-right conservatives collapse as far right doubles its numbers in Parliament.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published

Keith Vaz will not stand for re-election amid suspension row [Video]Keith Vaz will not stand for re-election amid suspension row

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:33Published

Former Labour MP urges people to vote for Boris Johnson [Video]Former Labour MP urges people to vote for Boris Johnson

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..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:35Published

Corbyn denounces 'shouting matches in Parliament' [Video]Corbyn denounces 'shouting matches in Parliament'

Jeremy Corbyn says, "many people in our country have grown weary of politics", blaming the behaviour of MPs and "shouting matches in Parliament. Speaking in Telford, the Labour leader said: "I'm not..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:54Published

Boris Johnson visits Queen to dissolve Parliament [Video]Boris Johnson visits Queen to dissolve Parliament

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...

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:21Published

Politics: The state of the parties as Parliament is dissolved [Video]Politics: The state of the parties as Parliament is dissolved

A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand as Parliament is dissolved ahead of the General Election on December 12.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published

Philip Hammond to stand down as MP after 22 years [Video]Philip Hammond to stand down as MP after 22 years

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:34Published

Boris Johnson rallies Cabinet Ministers ahead of UK general election [Video]Boris Johnson rallies Cabinet Ministers ahead of UK general election

Boris Johnson addresses his Cabinet Ministers for the final time before Parliament dissolves for the winter General Election.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:40Published

John Bercow's best bellows [Video]John Bercow's best bellows

As John Bercow prepares to step down as Speaker of the House of Commons, we take a look at some of his best bellows. Mr Bercow has been speaker for 10 years and the election for a new speaker is..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published

Vote breakdown: Parliament votes for December general election [Video]Vote breakdown: Parliament votes for December general election

A look at how Parliament voted in deciding to hold a general election on December 12.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

Boris Johnson compares Jeremy Corbyn to Goldilocks during early election debate [Video]Boris Johnson compares Jeremy Corbyn to Goldilocks during early election debate

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:36Published

British PM Johnson Presents General Election For December [Video]British PM Johnson Presents General Election For December

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was finally time to “get Brexit done.” Johnson said his government would present a bill to parliament. According to Reuters, he wants to hold an..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

European leaders agree 'flextension', missing October 31 Brexit deadline [Video]European leaders agree 'flextension', missing October 31 Brexit deadline

Britain will remain in the European Union until next year unless Parliament ratifies Boris Johnson's Brexit deal sooner, the remaining member states have agreed. Following a meeting of ambassadors,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published

Arlene Foster: DUP has no regrets about backing Brexit [Video]Arlene Foster: DUP has no regrets about backing Brexit

The leader of the DUP has said her party has no regrets about backing Brexit, insisting it can still be delivered in a way that protects the Union. Arlene Foster said her party had yet to decide..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:29Published

Boris Johnson repeats December election push as EU agrees Brexit extension [Video]Boris Johnson repeats December election push as EU agrees Brexit extension

Brussels ambassadors have agreed that an extension to Britain's membership of the EU is needed, but a decision on the length will not be made until next week. The EU 27 accepted the "principle of an..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:11Published

British PM Johnson calls for Dec. 12 election [Video]British PM Johnson calls for Dec. 12 election

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Thursday for a general election on Dec. 12 to break Britain’s Brexit impasse, conceding for the first time he will not meet his “do or die” deadline to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

Labour to push for Commons vote on new Brexit referendum [Video]Labour to push for Commons vote on new Brexit referendum

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

PM sends unsigned letter of parliaments request for Brexit extension to EU [Video]PM sends unsigned letter of parliaments request for Brexit extension to EU

Boris Johnson has tried to distance himself from a legally required request for a Brexit extension by stressing to the EU it was sent to Brussels at Parliament's bidding.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:57Published

Sir Patrick Stewart addresses People's Vote rally [Video]Sir Patrick Stewart addresses People's Vote rally

Actor Sir Patrick Stewart speaks at Brexit rally outside Parliament. He tells the People's Vote protesters that the first referendum was not democratic.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published

Jacob Rees-Mogg and his young son heckled by Brexit protesters [Video]Jacob Rees-Mogg and his young son heckled by Brexit protesters

Jacob Rees-Mogg and his young son are heckled by Brexit protesters in Westminster as they leave Parliament. The demonstrators could be heard shouting "shame" as Mr Rees-Mogg and his son passed the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:46Published

UK MPs back Brexit extension amendment [Video]UK MPs back Brexit extension amendment

Parliament approves proposal designed to prevent possibility of no-deal departure from the EU on October 31.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 08:55Published

Anti-Brexit march: Giant puppets of PM and Dominic Cummings paraded through London [Video]Anti-Brexit march: Giant puppets of PM and Dominic Cummings paraded through London

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..

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

Brexit heartland: Hull wants to take back control [Video]Brexit heartland: Hull wants to take back control

As UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares to put a new Brexit deal to Parliament, Al Jazeera visited the port city where people are desperate for progress.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:10Published

 

Lebanon's Berri says insists on Hariri as PM of next government- NBN television

Lebanon's Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said he insisted on nominating Saad al-Hariri as prime minister of the country's next government, NBN television reported on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Ian Austin: Ex-Labour MP urges people to vote Johnson to keep Corbyn out as he announces he is quitting Parliament

A former Labour MP has announced he will resign from parliament and urged people to vote Boris Johnson, claiming Jeremy Corbyn is "completely unfit" to run the country.
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson passes government's legislative agenda

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

Back an election and we can still ratify a Brexit deal, UK PM Johnson tells Labour

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

Canada's Trudeau retains power in election but will have minority government

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

Canada's Trudeau, main rival trade attacks as campaign grinds to conclusion

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

Watch: The moment the MPs voted to postpone Brexit

MPs vote in favour of the Letwin amendment, delaying Brexit until legislation is passed by Parliament.
BBC News - Published

Brexit: Europe’s leaders tune in for Parliament drama

EU leaders are happy with their Brexit deal with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson - but what happens next?
BBC News - Published

Brexit: What to expect from Parliament's Saturday sitting

What to expect from Saturday's sitting of Parliament, when MPs will vote Boris Johnson's Brexit deal.
BBC News - Published

Brexit: Europe's press welcomes deal but doubts it will succeed

Newspapers across Europe are doubtful Parliament will pass Boris Johnson's Brexit deal
BBC News - Published

Brexit deal: What does it mean?

Boris Johnson has agreed a new Brexit deal with the EU - but what does it mean and will Parliament pass it?
BBC News - Published

Brexit: What happens now?

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

New Brexit deal agreed, UK PM Boris Johnson says

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

Pomp in Parliament: The Queen’s Speech

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

Westminster car crash driver Salih Khater jailed for life

Salih Khater used his vehicle to try to kill people outside Parliament.
BBC News - Published

'Brexit: 'Big gap' remains in UK-EU deal discussions

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

Special sitting for MPs to decide Brexit future

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

Brexit: Parliament to sit on a Saturday for first time in 37 years in last-ditch Boris Johnson bid to stop delay

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

Johnson defends language after criticism from MPs

The prime minister says he deplores threats to MPs, adding that "tempers need to come down" in Parliament.
BBC News - Published

UK MPs return after court rules shutdown unlawful

Boris Johnson returns from New York early as Parliament reconvenes in the wake of Tuesday's ruling.
BBC News - Published

The ruling – and what happened next

Key moments from the day Britain's highest court found the PM's decision to suspend Parliament unlawful.
BBC News - Published

Donald Trump: Boris Johnson is 'doing very well'

The US president expresses support for the UK PM after the suspension of Parliament was ruled unlawful.
BBC News - Published

Supreme Court ruling: Your questions answered

We answer some of your questions about the Supreme Court ruling that suspending Parliament broke the law.
BBC News - Published

Labour's Corbyn calls on Johnson should resign

The Labour party leader says he will demand Parliament is recalled following the Supreme Court's verdict.
BBC News - Published

Historic ruling on UK Parliament suspension due

Parliament could be reconvened immediately if Boris Johnson is ruled to have suspended it unlawfully.
BBC News - Published

Supreme Court to rule on Parliament suspension on Tuesday

Judges have been considering whether Boris Johnson's five-week prorogation was lawful.
BBC News - Published

'Get back to Parliament': Boris Johnson heckled during speech shortly after being accosted in street over Brexit

Prime minister Boris Johnson's speech in Rotherham has been interrupted by a heckler protesting about his decision to suspend parliament.
Independent - Published

PM Johnson says he did not lie to Queen

Boris Johnson has told reporters that he did not lie to the Queen when he advised her to prorogue Parliament for five weeks.
BBC News - Published

Brexit: Labour urges Parliament recall after no-deal Brexit papers released

Labour wants MPs to return to Parliament to scrutinise the government's plans for no-deal.
BBC News - Published

Boris Johnson: Judges' letter ruling PM's prorogation of parliament unlawful in full

'All three First Division judges have decided that the PM's advice to HM the Queen is justiciable, that it was motivated by the improper purpose of stymying Parliament and that it, and what has..
Independent - Published

Five-week Parliament shut-down begins in UK

Before leaving the Commons, MPs reject Boris Johnson's second bid to call a snap general election.
BBC News - Published

TB in cattle soared by 130% in key zone last year – showing badger cull expansion plan flawed, say scientists

Announcing expansion of wildlife shooting while Parliament is not sitting could be illegal, experts warn
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson: Voters attack 'unacceptable' suspension of parliament, as prime minister prepares to lock MPs out of Commons

Parliamentary sittings to be suspended for five weeks as Brexit crisis heightens
Independent - Published

Parliament bars Israeli PM's plan for cameras at polling stations

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

Boris Johnson to suspend Parliament today for more than a month despite Brexit crisis, Number 10 announces

Parliament will be prorogued today until 14 October despite the ongoing crisis surrounding Brexit, Boris Johnson's spokesman has announced.
Independent - Published

Brexit: Five days in five minutes

Breaking down a big week for Brexit, as UK MPs took action in Parliament to stop a no-deal departure.
BBC News - Published

Law to stop no-deal Brexit passed by Parliament

A law to block a no-deal Brexit has been passed by Parliament.
Independent - Published

Ken Clarke: Five decades in Parliament

The BBC looks back at the career of veteran MP Ken Clarke after he was effectively thrown out of the Conservative Party.
BBC News - Published

Live coverage of Brexit from Parliament

Live BBC News coverage as MPs debate a bill to stop the UK leaving the EU on 31 October without a deal.
BBC News - Published

'Some loud bloke who stunk of booze yelling at us': Dominic Cummings faces backlash from all sides as Boris Johnson government descends into chaos

Under mounting pressure from across the house, PM's senior adviser said to have shouted at Jeremy Corbyn outside Parliament
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson swears in parliament amid PMQs pummeling after historic Brexit defeat

Boris Johnson has sworn in Parliament during a bruising PMQs session after a day in which he suffered a historic defeat over his Brexit plan.
Independent - Published

Brexit: Slouching Jacob Rees-Mogg lampooned in memes

The Conservative MP's relaxed posture in Parliament unleashed a flood of creativity from web users.
BBC News - Published

Boris Johnson faces stinging attack over 'derogatory, racist and Islamophobic' remarks, prompting rare applause in Parliament

Sikh Labour MP demands apology from prime minister for 'hurt' caused to Muslim women by his infamous 'letter-box' comments
Independent - Published

Brexit debate: Behind the scenes in Parliament

Newsbeat’s politics editor Jim Connolly has had exclusive access to the House of Commons before the MPs take their seats later today.
BBC News - Published

Parliament suspension: Thousands protest against plans to suspend Parliament

Crowds take to the streets across the UK to protest against Boris Johnson's plans to suspend Parliament.
BBC News - Published

Parliament suspension: Protests taking place across UK

Rallies are expected in UK towns and cities over Boris Johnson's plan to suspend Parliament.
BBC News - Published

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