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Land Legislative
Afghanistan nonfunctioning as of 1.2004; government is empowered by the constitution to issue legislation by decree until the new assembly is seated; under the new constitution, the bicameral National Assembly will consist of the Wolesi Jirga or House of People (no more than 249 seats), directly elected for a five-year term, und the Meshrano Jirga or House of Elders (102 seats, one third elected von provincial councils for a four-year term, one third elected von local district councils for a three-year term, und one third presidential appointees for a five-year term; the presidential appointees will include two representatives of Kuchis und two representatives of the disabled; half of the presidential appointees will be women)
Achtung: on rare occasions the government may convene the Loya Jirga on issues of independence, national sovereignty, und territorial integrity; it can amend the provisions of the constitution und prosecute the president; it is made up of members of the National Assembly und chairpersons of the provincial und district councils
elections: scheduled for spring 2005
Albanien unicameral People's Assembly or Kuvendi Popullor (140 seats; 100 are elected by direct popular vote und 40 by proportional vote for four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 4 7.2005 (next to be held 7.2009)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PD 55, PS 40, PR 11, PSD 7, LSI 5, andere 22
Algerien bicameral Parliament consists of the National People's Assembly or Al-Majlis Ech-Chaabi Al-Watani (389 seats - changed von 380 seats in the 2002 elections; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms) und the Council of Nations (Senate) (144 seats; one-third of the members appointed by the president, two-thirds elected by indirect vote; members serve six-year terms; the constitution requires half the council to be renewed every three Jahre)
elections: National People's Assembly - last held 30 5.2002 (next to be held keine Angabe 2007); Council of Nations (Senate) - last held 30 12.2003 (next to be held keine Angabe 2006)
election results: National People's Assembly - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - FLN 199, RND 48, Islah 43, MSP 38, PT 21, FNA 8, EnNahda 1, PRA 1, MEN 1, independents 29; Council of Nations - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party keine Angabe
Amerikanisch Samoa bicameral Fono or Legislative Assembly consists of the House of Representatives (21 seats - 20 of which are elected by popular vote und 1 is an appointed, nonvoting delegate von Swains Insel; members serve two-year terms) und the Senate (18 seats; members are elected von local chiefs und serve four-year terms)
elections: House of Representatives - last held 2 11.2004 (next to be held 11.2006); Senate - last held 2 11.2004 (next to be held 11.2008)
election results: House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe; Senate - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - independents 18
Achtung: Amerikanisch Samoa elects one nonvoting representative to the US House of Representatives; election last held 2 11.2004 (next to be held 11.2006); results - Eni F. H. FALEOMAVAEGA (Democrat) reelected as delegate
Andorra unicameral General Council of the Valleys or Consell General de las Valls (28 seats; members are elected by direct popular vote, 14 von a single national constituency und 14 to represent each of the 7 parishes; members serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 24 4.2005 (next to be held März-4. 2009)
election results: percent of vote by party - PLA 41.2%, PS 38.1%, CDA 11%, andere 9.7%; seats by party - PLA 14, PS 12, CDA 2
Angola unicameral National Assembly or Assembleia Nacional (220 seats; members elected by proportional vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 29-30 9.1992 (next to be held 9.2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - MPLA 54%, UNITA 34%, others 12%; seats by party - MPLA 129, UNITA 70, PRS 6, FNLA 5, PLD 3, others 7
Anguilla unicameral House of Assembly (11 seats total, 7 elected by direct popular vote, 2 ex officio members, und 2 appointed; members serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 21 2.2005 (next to be held 2010)
election results: percent of vote by party - AUF 38.9%, ANSA 19.2%, AUM 19.4%, APP 9.5 %, independents 13%; seats by party - AUF 4, ANSA 2, AUM 1
Antigua und Barbuda bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (17-member body appointed by the governor general) und the House of Representatives (17 seats; members are elected by proportional representation to serve five-year terms)
elections: House of Representatives - last held 23 3.2004 (next to be held keine Angabe 2009)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - ALP 4, UPP 13
Argentinien bicameral National Congress or Congreso Nacional consists of the Senate (72 seats; members are elected by direct vote; presently one-third of the members elected every two Jahre to a six-year term) und the Chamber of Deputies (257 seats; members are elected by direct vote; one-half of the members elected every two Jahre to a four-year term)
elections: Senate - last held intermittently by province during the 2nd half of 2003 (next to be held keine Angabe 2005); Chamber of Deputies - last held intermittently by province during the 2nd half of 2003 (next to be held keine Angabe 2005)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by bloc or party - keine Angabe; seats by bloc or party - PJ 41, UCR 16, provincial parties 15; Chamber of Deputies - percent of vote by bloc or party - keine Angabe; seats by bloc or party - PJ 133, UCR 46, IF 23, ARI 11, Socialist 6, andere/provincial parties 38
Armenien unicameral National Assembly (Parliament) or Azgayin Zhoghov (131 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms; 75 members elected by party list, 56 by direct vote)
letzte Wahlen: 25 5.2003 (next to be held in the spring of 2007)
Achtung: percent of vote by party - Republican Party 23.5%, Justice Bloc 13.6%, Rule of Law 12.3%, ARF (Dashnak) 11.4%, National Unity Party 8.8%, United Labor Party 5.7%; seats by party - Republican Party 23, Justice Bloc 14, Rule of Law 12, ARF (Dashnak) 11, National Unity 9, United Labor 6; note - seats by party change frequently as deputies switch parties or announce themselves independent
Aruba unicameral Legislature or Staten (21 seats; members elected by direct, popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 23 9.2005 (next to be held by keine Angabe 2009)
election results: percent of vote by party - MEP 43%, AVP 32%, MPA 7%, RED 7%, PDR 6%, OLA 4%, PPA 2%; seats by party - MEP 11, AVP 8, MPA 1, RED 1
Australien bicameral Federal Parliament consists of the Senate (76 seats - 12 von each of the six states und two von each of the two mainland territories; one-half of state members are elected every three Jahre by popular vote to serve six-year terms while all Territorium members are elected every three Jahre) und the House of Representatives (150 seats; members elected by popular preferential voting to serve terms of up to three-Jahre; no state can have fewer than five representatives)
elections: Senate - last held 9 10.2004 (next to be held no later than 6.2008); House of Representatives - last held 9 10. 2004 (next to be called no later than 11.2007)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party (for session beginning on 1 7.2005) - Liberal Party-National Party coalition 39, Australian Labor Party 28, Democrats 4, Australian Greens 4, Family First Party 1; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - Liberal Party-National Party coalition 87, Australian Labor Party 60, independents 3
Österreich bicameral Federal Assembly or Bundesversammlung consists of Federal Council or Bundesrat (62 members; members represent each of the states on the basis of Bevölkerung, but with each state having at least three representatives; members serve a five- or six-year term) und the National Council or Nationalrat (183 seats; members elected by direct popular vote to serve four-year terms)
elections: National Council - last held 24 11.2002 (next to be held in the fall of 2006)
election results: National Council - percent of vote by party - OeVP 42.3%, SPOe 36.5%, FPOe 10.0%, Greens 9.5%; seats by party - OeVP 79, SPOe 69, FPOe 18, Greens 17; seating as of 5.2005 after split within the Freedom Party: OeVP 79, SPOe 69, Greens 17, BZOe 11, FPOe 7
Aserbaidschan unicameral National Assembly or Milli Mejlis (125 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 4 11.2000 (next to be held keine Angabe 11. 2005)
Achtung: 100 members of the current parliament were elected on the basis of single mandate constituencies, while 25 were elected based on proportional balloting; as a result of a 24 8.2002 national referendum on changes to the constitution, all 125 members of the next parliament will be elected von single mandate constituencies
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - NAP und allies 108, APF "Reform" 6, CSP 3, PNIA 2, Musavat Party 2, CPA 2, APF "Classic" 1, Compatriot Party 1
Achtung: PNIA, Musavat, und APF "Classic" parties refused to take their seats
Bahamas bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (16-member body appointed by the governor general upon the advice of the prime minister und the opposition leader for five-year terms) und the House of Assembly (40 seats; members elected by direct popular vote to serve five-year terms); the government may dissolve the parliament und call elections at any time
letzte Wahlen: 1 5.2002 (next to be held by 5.2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - PLP 50.8%, FNM 41.1%, independents 5.2%; seats by party - PLP 29, FNM 7, independents 4
Bahrain bicameral Parliament consists of Shura Council (40 members appointed by the King) und House of Deputies (40 members directly elected to serve four-year terms)
elections: House of Deputies - last held 31 10.2002 (next election to be held keine Angabe 2006)
election results: House of Deputies - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - independents 21, Sunni Islamists 9, andere 10
Achtung: first elections since 7 12.1973; unicameral National Assembly dissolved 26 8.1975; National Action Charter created bicameral legislature on 23 12.2000; approved by referendum 14 2.2001; first legislative session of Parliament held on 25 12.2002
Bangladesch unicameral National Parliament or Jatiya Sangsad; 300 seats elected by popular vote von single territorial constituencies (the constitutional amendment reserving 30 seats for women over und above the 300 regular parliament seats expired in 5.2001); members serve five-year terms
letzte Wahlen: 1 10.2001 (next to be held before 10.2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - BNP und alliance partners 47%, AL 40%; seats by party - BNP 195, AL 58, JI 17, JP (Ershad faction) 14, IOJ 3, JP (Naziur) 4, andere 9; note - the election of 10.2001 brought a majority BNP government aligned with three andere smaller parties - Jamaat-e-Islami, Islami Oikya Jote, und Jatiya Party (Manzur)
Barbados bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (21-member body appointed by the governor general) und the House of Assembly (30 seats; members are elected by direct popular vote to serve five-year terms)
elections: House of Assembly - last held 21 5.2003 (next to be held by 5.2008)
election results: House of Assembly - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - BLP 23, DLP 7
Weißrussland (Belarus) bicameral National Assembly or Natsionalnoye Sobranie consists of the Council of the Republic or Soviet Respubliki (64 seats; 56 members elected by regional councils und 8 members appointed by the president, all for 4-year terms) und the Chamber of Representatives or Palata Predstaviteley (110 seats; members elected by universal adult suffrage to serve 4-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 18 3.und 1 4.2001 und 17 und 31 10.2004; international observers widely denounced the 10.2004 elections as flawed und undemocratic, based on massive government falsification; pro-Lukashenko candidates won every seat, after many opposition candidates were disqualified for technical reasons
election results: Soviet Respubliki - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe; Palata Predstaviteley - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe
Belgien bicameral Parliament consists of a Senate or Senaat in Dutch, Senat in French (71 seats; 40 members are directly elected by popular vote, 31 are indirectly elected; members serve four-year terms) und a Chamber of Deputies or Kamer van Volksvertegenwoordigers in Dutch, Chambre des Representants in French (150 seats; members are directly elected by popular vote on the basis of proportional representation to serve four-year terms)
elections: Senate und Chamber of Deputies - last held 18 5.2003 (next to be held no later than 5.2007)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - SP.A-Spirit 15.5%, VLD 15.4%, CD & V 12.7%, PS 12.8%, MR 12.1%, VB 9.4%, CDH 5.6%; seats by party - SP.A-Spirit 7, VLD 7, CD & V 6, PS 6, MR 5, VB 5, CDH 2, andere 2 (note - there are also 31 indirectly elected senators); Chamber of Deputies - percent of vote by party - VLD 15.4%, SP.A-Spirit 14.9%, CD & V 13.3%, PS 13.0%, VB 11.6%, MR 11.4%, CDH 5.5%, Ecolo 3.1%; seats by party - VLD 25, SP.A-Spirit 23, CD & V 21, PS 25, VB 18, MR 24, CDH 8 Ecolo 4, andere 2
Achtung: as a result of the 1993 constitutional revision that furthered devolution into a federal state, there are now three levels of government (federal, regional, und linguistic community) with a complex division of responsibilities; this reality leaves six governments each with its own legislative assembly
Belize bicameral National Assembly consists of the Senate (12 members appointed by the governor general - six on the advice of the prime minister, three on the advice of the leader of the opposition, und one each on the advice of the Belize Council of Churches und Evangelical Association of Churches, the Belize Chamber of Commerce und Industry und the Belize Better Business Bureau, und the National Trade Union Congress und the Civil Society Steering Committee; members are appointed for five-year terms) und the House of Representatives (29 seats; members are elected by direct popular vote to serve five-year terms)
elections: House of Representatives - last held 5 3.2003 (next to be held 3.2008)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PUP 21, UDP 8
Benin unicameral National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (83 seats; members are elected by direct popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 30 3.2003 (next to be held 3.2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - Presidential Movement 52, opposition (PRB, PRD, E'toile, und 5 andere small parties) 31
Bermuda bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (an 11-member body appointed by the governor, the premier, und the opposition) und the House of Assembly (36 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve up to five-year terms)
elections: last general election held 24 7.2003 (next to be held 7.2008)
election results: percent of vote by party - PLP 51.7%, UBP 48%; seats by party - PLP 22, UBP 14
Bhutan unicameral National Assembly or Tshogdu (150 seats; 105 elected von village constituencies, 10 represent religious bodies, und 35 are designated by the monarch to represent government und andere secular interests; members serve three-year terms)
elections: local elections last held 11.2002 (next to be held keine Angabe 2005)
election results: keine Angabe
Bolivien bicameral National Congress or Congreso Nacional consists of Chamber of Senators or Camara de Senadores (27 seats; members are elected by proportional representation von party lists to serve five-year terms) und Chamber of Deputies or Camara de Diputados (130 seats; 68 are directly elected von their districts und 62 are elected by proportional representation von party lists to serve five-year terms)
elections: Chamber of Senators und Chamber of Deputies - last held 30 6.2002 (next to be held 6.2007)
election results: Chamber of Senators - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - MNR 11, MAS 8, MIR 5, NFR 2, andere 1; Chamber of Deputies - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - MNR 36, MAS 27, MIR 26, NFR 25, others 16
Bosnien und Herzegowina bicameral Parliamentary Assembly or Skupstina consists of the National House of Representatives or Predstavnicki Dom (42 seats - elected by proportional representation, 28 seats allocated von the Federation of Bosnien und Herzegowina und 14 seats von the Republika Srpska; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms); und the House of Peoples or Dom Naroda (15 seats - 5 Bosniak, 5 Croat, 5 Serb; members elected by the Bosniak/Croat Federation's House of Representatives und the Republika Srpska's National Assembly to serve four-year terms); note - Bosnia's election law specifies four-year terms for the state und first-order administrative division entity legislatures
elections: National House of Representatives - elections last held 5 10.2002 (next to be held in keine Angabe 2006); House of Peoples - last constituted keine Angabe 1.2003 (next to be constituted in 2007)
election results: National House of Representatives - percent of vote by party/coalition - SDA 21.9%, SDS 14.0%, SBiH 10.5%, SDP 10.4%, SNSD 9.8%, HDZ 9.5%, PDP 4.6%, others 19.3%; seats by party/coalition - SDA 10, SDS 5, SBiH 6, SDP 4, SNSD 3, HDZ 5, PDP 2, others 7; House of Peoples - percent of vote by party/coalition - keine Angabe; seats by party/coalition - keine Angabe
Achtung: the Bosniak/Croat Federation has a bicameral legislature that consists of a House of Representatives (98 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms); elections last held 5 10. 2002 (next to be held keine Angabe 10.2006); percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party/coalition - SDA 32, HDZ-BiH 16, SDP 15, SBiH 15, andere 20; und a House of Peoples (60 seats - 30 Bosniak, 30 Croat); last constituted 12.2002; the Republika Srpska has a National Assembly (83 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms); elections last held 5 10.2002 (next to be held in the fall of 2006); percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party/coalition - SDS 26, SNSD 19, PDP 9, SDA 6, SRS 4, SPRS 3, DNZ 3, SBiH 4, SDP 3, others 6; as a result of the 2002 constitutional reform process, a 28-member Republika Srpska Council of Peoples (COP) was established in the Republika Srpska National Assembly einschließlich 8 Croats, 8 Bosniaks, 8 Serbs, und 4 members of the smaller communities
Botsuana bicameral Parliament consists of the House of Chiefs (a largely advisory 15-member body consisting of the chiefs of the eight principal tribes, four elected subchiefs, und three members selected by the andere 12 members) und the National Assembly (61 seats, 57 members are directly elected by popular vote und four are appointed by the majority party; members serve five-year terms)
elections: National Assembly elections last held 30 10.2004 (next to be held 10.2009)
election results: percent of vote by party - BDP 52%, BNF 26%, BCP 17%, andere 5%; seats by party - BDP 44, BNF 12, BCP 1
Brasilien bicameral National Congress or Congresso Nacional consists of the Federal Senate or Senado Federal (81 seats; three members von each state und federal district elected according to the principle of majority to serve eight-year terms; one-third elected after a four-year period, two-thirds elected after the next four-year period) und the Chamber of Deputies or Camara dos Deputados (513 seats; members are elected by proportional representation to serve four-year terms)
elections: Federal Senate - last held 6 10.2002 for two-thirds of the Senate (next to be held 10.2006 for one-third of the Senate); Chamber of Deputies - last held 6 10.2002 (next to be held 10.2006)
election results: Federal Senate - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PMBD 19, PFL 19, PT 14, PSDB 11, PDT 5, PSB 4, PL 3, PTB 3, PPS 1, PSD 1, PP 1; Chamber of Deputies - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PT 91, PFL 84, PMDB 74, PSDB 71, PP 49, PL 26, PTB 26, PSB 22, PDT 21, PPS 15, PCdoB 12, PRONA 6, PV 5, andere 11; note - many congressmen have changed party affiliation since the most recent election
Br. Jungfern-Inseln unicameral Legislative Council (13 seats; members are elected by direct popular vote, one member von each of 9 electoral districts, four at-large members; members serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 16 5.2003 (next to be held keine Angabe 2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - NDP 8, VIP 5
Brunei Legislative Council met on 25 9.2004 for first time in 20 Jahre with 21 members appointed by the Sultan; passed constitutional amendments calling for a 45-seat council with 15 elected members; Sultan dissolved council on 1 9.2005 und appointed a new council with 29 members as of 2 9.2005
letzte Wahlen: in 3.1962 (date of next election keine Angabe)
Bulgarien unicameral National Assembly or Narodno Sobranie (240 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 25 6.2005 (next to be held 6.2009)
election results: percent of vote by party - CfB 31.1%, NMS2 19.9%, MRF 12.7%, ATAKA 8.2%, UDF 7.7%, DSB 6.5%, BPU 5.2%; seats by party - CfB 83, NMS2 53, MRF 33, ATAKA 21, UDF 20, DSB 17, BPU 13
Burkina Faso unicameral National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (111 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
elections: National Assembly election last held 5 5.2002 (next to be held 5.2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - CDP 57, RDA-ADF 17, PDP/PS 10, CFD 5, PAI 5, others 17
Myanmar (Burma) unicameral People's Assembly or Pyithu Hluttaw (485 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 27 5.1990, but Assembly never allowed by junta to convene
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - NLD 392 (opposition), SNLD 23 (opposition), NUP 10 (pro-government), andere 60
Burundi bicameral, consists of a National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (expanded von 121 to approximately 140 seats under the transitional government inaugurated 1 11.2001; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms) und a Senate (54 seats; term length is undefined, the current senators will likely serve out the three-year transition period)
letzte Wahlen: 29 6.1993 (next was scheduled to be held in 1998, but was suspended by presidential decree in 1996; elections are currently planned to be held by 4.2005)
election results: percent of vote by party - FRODEBU 71.04%, UPRONA 21.4%, andere 7.56%; seats by party - FRODEBU 65, UPRONA 16, civilians 27, andere parties 13
Kambodscha bicameral, consists of the National Assembly (123 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms) und the Senate (61 seats; two members appointed by the monarch, two elected by the National Assembly, und 57 elected by "functional constituencies"; members serve five-year terms)
elections: National Assembly - last held 27 7.2003 (next to be held in 7.2008); Senate - last held 2 3.1999 (scheduled to be held in 2004 but delayed)
election results: National Assembly - percent of vote by party - CPP 47%, SRP 22%, FUNCINPEC 21%, andere 10%; seats by party - CPP 73, FUNCINPEC 26, SRP 24; Senate - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - CPP 31, FUNCINPEC 21, SRP 7, andere 2 (7.2003)
Kamerun unicameral National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (180 seats; members are elected by direct popular vote to serve five-year terms; note - the president can either lengthen or shorten the term of the legislature)
letzte Wahlen: 23 6.2002 (next to be held keine Angabe 2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - RDCP 133, SDF 21, UDC 5, andere 21
Achtung: the constitution calls for an upper chamber for the legislature, to be called a Senate, but it has yet to be established
Kanada bicameral Parliament or Parlement consists of the Senate or Senat (members appointed by the governor general with the advice of the prime minister und serve until reaching 75 Jahre of Alter; its normal limit is 105 senators) und the House of Commons or Chambre des Communes (308 seats; members elected by direct, popular vote to serve for up to five-year terms)
elections: House of Commons - last held 28 6.2004 (next to be held by keine Angabe 2009)
election results: House of Commons - percent of vote by party - Liberal Party 36.7%, Conservative Party 29.6%, New Democratic Party 15.7%, Bloc Quebecois 12.4%, Greens 4.3%, independents 0.4%, andere 0.9%; seats by party - Liberal Party 134, Conservative Party 99, Bloc Quebecois 54, New Democratic Party 19, independent 2
Kap Verde unicameral National Assembly or Assembleia Nacional (72 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 14 1.2001 (next to be held 12. 2005)
election results: percent of vote by party - PAICV 47.3%, MPD 39.8%, ADM 6%, andere 6.9%; seats by party - PAICV 40, MPD 30, ADM 2
Cayman Inseln unicameral Legislative Assembly (18 seats, three appointed members von the Executive Council und 15 elected by popular vote; members serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 11 5.2005 (next to be held 2009)
election results: percent of vote - keine Angabe; seats - PPM 9, UDP 5, independent 1
Zentralafrika unicameral National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (109 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms
letzte Wahlen: 22-23 11.und 13 12.1998 (next to be held 13 3.2005)
election results: percent of vote by party - MLPC 43%, RDC 18%, MDD 9%, FPP 6%, PSD 5%, ADP 4%, PUN 3%, FODEM 2%, PLD 2%, UPR 1%, FC 1%, independents 6%; seats by party - MLPC 47, RDC 20, MDD 8, FPP 7, PSD 6, ADP 5, PUN 3, FODEM 2, PLD 2, UPR 1, FC 1, independents 7
Tschad bicameral according to constitution, consists of a National Assembly (155 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms) und a Senate (not yet created und size unspecified, members to serve six-year terms, one-third of membership renewable every two Jahre)
elections: National Assembly - last held 21 4.2002 (next to be held in 4.2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - MPS 110, RDP 12, FAR 9, RNDP 5, URD 5, UNDR 3, others 11
Chile bicameral National Congress or Congreso Nacional consists of the Senate or Senado (48 seats, 38 elected by popular vote, 9 designated members, und 1 former president who has served a full six-year term und is senator for life); elected members serve eight-year terms (one-half elected every four Jahre) und the Chamber of Deputies or Camara de Diputados (120 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
elections: Senate - last held 16 12.2001 (next to be held 12.2005); Chamber of Deputies - last held 16 12.2001 (next to be held 12.2005)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - CPD 20 (PDC 12, PS 5, PPD 3), APC 16 (UDI 9, RN 7), independents 2; Chamber of Deputies - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - CPD 62 (PDC 24, PPD 21, PS 11, PRSD 6), UDI 35, RN 22, independent 1
China unicameral National People's Congress or Quanguo Renmin Daibiao Dahui (2,985 seats; members elected by municipal, regional, und provincial people's congresses to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 12.2002-2.2003 (next to be held late 2007-2.2008)
election results: percent of vote - keine Angabe; seats - keine Angabe
Weihnachts-Insel unicameral Weihnachts-Insel Shire Council (9 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
elections: held every two Jahre with half the members standing for election; last held 3 5.2003 (next to be held in 2005)
election results: percent of vote - keine Angabe; seats - independents 9
Cocos (Keeling) Inseln unicameral Cocos (Keeling) Inseln Shire Council (7 seats)
elections: held every two Jahre with half the members standing for election; last held keine Angabe
Kolumbien bicameral Congress or Congreso consists of the Senate or Senado (102 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms) und the House of Representatives or Camara de Representantes (166 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
elections: Senate - last held 10 3.2002 (next to be held 3.2006); House of Representatives - last held 10 3.2002 (next to be held 3.2006)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PL 28, PSC 13, independents und smaller parties (many aligned with conservatives) 61; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PL 54, PSC 21, independents und andere parties 91
Komoren unicameral Assembly of the Union (33 seats; 15 deputies are selected by the individual islands' local assemblies und the 18 by universal suffrage; deputies serve for five Jahre);
letzte Wahlen: 18 und 25 4.2004 (next to be held keine Angabe 2009)
election results: keine Angabe
Kongo (Kinshasa) a 300-member Transitional Constituent Assembly established in 8.2000
elections: keine Angabe; members of the Transitional Constituent Assembly were appointed by former President Laurent Desire KABILA
Kongo (Brazzaville) bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (66 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms) und the National Assembly (137 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
elections: Senate - last held 11 7.2002 (next to be held 7. 2007); National Assembly - last held 27 5.und 26 6.2002 (next to be held by keine Angabe 5.2007)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - FDP 56, andere 10; National Assembly - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - FDP 83, UDR 6, UPADS 3, andere 45
Cook-Inseln unicameral Parliament (25 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 7 9.2004 (next to be held by 2009)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - CIP 10, DAP 9, Demo Tumu 4, independent 1; note - one seat undecided pending by-election
Achtung: the House of Ariki (chiefs) advises on traditional matters und maintains considerable influence, but has no legislative powers
Costa Rica unicameral Legislative Assembly or Asamblea Legislativa (57 seats; members are elected by direct, popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 3 2.2002 (next to be held 3 2. 2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PUSC 19, PLN 17, PAC 14, PML 6, PRC 1; note - seats by party as of 1.2005 - PUSC 19, PLN 16, PAC 8, PML 5, PRC 1, Patriotic Union 3, Homeland First 1, Authentic Member von Heredia 1, Democratic National Alliance 1, independent 2
Elfenbeinküste unicameral National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (225 seats; members are elected in single- und multi-district elections by direct popular vote to serve five-year terms)
elections: elections last held 10 12.2000 with by-elections on 14 1.2001 (next to be held 10.2005)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - FPI 96, PDCI-RDA 94, RDR 5, PIT 4, andere 2, independents 22, vacant 2
Achtung: a Senate is scheduled to be created in the next full election in 2005
Kroatien unicameral Assembly or Sabor (152 seats; note - one seat was added in the 11.2003 parliamentary elections; members elected von party lists by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
elections: Assembly - last held 23 11.2003 (next to be held in 2007)
election results: Assembly - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; number of seats by party - HDZ 66, SDP 34, HSS 10, HNS 10, HSP 8, IDS 4, Libra 3, HSU 3, SDSS 3, andere 11
Achtung: minority government coalition - HDZ, DC, HSLS, HSU, SDSS
Kuba unicameral National Assembly of People's Power or Asemblea Nacional del Poder Popular (609 seats, elected directly von slates approved by special candidacy commissions; members serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 19 1.2003 (next to be held in keine Angabe 2008)
election results: percent of vote - PCC 97.6%; seats - PCC 609
Zypern unicameral - Republik Zypern: House of Representatives or Vouli Antiprosopon (80 seats; 56 assigned to the Greek Cypriots, 24 to Turkish Cypriots; note - only those assigned to Greek Cypriots are filled; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms); Nord-Zypern: Assembly of the Republic or Cumhuriyet Meclisi (50 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
elections: Republik Zypern: last held 27 5.2001 (next to be held 5.2006); Nord-Zypern: last held 14 12.2003 (next to be held keine Angabe 2008)
election results: Republik Zypern: House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - AKEL 34.71%, DISY 34%, DIKO 14.84%, KISOS 6.51%, others 9.94%; seats by party - AKEL (Communist) 20, DISY 19, DIKO 9, KISOS 4, others 4; Nord-Zypern: Assembly of the Republic - percent of vote by party - CTP 35.8%, UBP 32.3%, Peace und Democratic Movement 13.4%, DP 12.3%; seats by party - CTP 19, UBP 18, Peace und Democratic Movement 6, DP 7
Tschechien bicameral Parliament or Parlament consists of the Senate or Senat (81 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms; one-third elected every two Jahre) und the Chamber of Deputies or Poslanecka Snemovna (200 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
elections: Senate - last held in two rounds 5-6 11.und 12-13 11.2004 (next to be held 11.2006); Chamber of Deputies - last held 14-15 6.2002 (next to be held by 6.2006)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - ODS 37, KDU-CSL 14, Open Democracy 13, CSSD 7, Caucus Open Democracy 7, independents 3; Chamber of Deputies - percent of vote by party - CSSD 30.2%, ODS 24.5%, KSCM 18.5%, KDU-CSL & US-DEU coalition 14.3%, andere minor 12.5%; seats by party - CSSD 70, ODS 57, KSCM 41, KDU-CSL 21, US-DEU 10, independent 1
Dänemark unicameral People's Assembly or Folketinget (179 seats, einschließlich 2 von Grönland und 2 von the Färöer-Inseln; members are elected by popular vote on the basis of proportional representation to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 8 2.2005 (next to be held 2. 2009)
election results: percent of vote by party - Liberal Party 29%, Social Democrats 25.9%, Danish People's Party 13.2%, Conservative Party 10.3%, Social Liberal Party 9.2%, Socialist People's Party 6%, Unity List 3.4%; seats by party - Liberal Party 52, Social Democrats 47, Danish People's Party 24, Conservative Party 18, Social Liberal Party 17, Socialist People's Party 11, Unity List 6; note - does not include the 2 seats von Grönland und the 2 seats von the Färöer-Inseln
Dschibuti unicameral Chamber of Deputies or Chambre des Deputes (65 seats; members elected by popular vote for five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 10 1.2003 (next to be held 1. 2008)
election results: percent of vote - RPP 62.2%, FRUD 36.9%; seats - RPP 65, FRUD 0; note - RPP (the ruling party) dominated the election
Dominica unicameral House of Assembly (30 seats, 9 appointed senators, 21 elected by popular vote; members serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 5 5.2005 (next to be held by 5 8. 2010); note - tradition dictates that the election will be held within five Jahre of the last election, but technically it is five Jahre von the first seating of parliament (12 5.2005) plus a 90-day grace period
election results: percent of vote by party - DLP 52.08%, UWP 43.6%, DFP 3.15%; seats by party - DLP 12, UWP 8, independent 1
Dominikanische Republik bicameral National Congress or Congreso Nacional consists of the Senate or Senado (32 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms) und the Chamber of Deputies or Camara de Diputados (150 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
elections: Senate - last held 16 5.2002 (next to be held 5. 2006); Chamber of Deputies - last held 16 5.2002 (next to be held 5. 2006)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PRD 29, PLD 2, PRSC 1; Chamber of Deputies - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PRD 73, PLD 41, PRSC 36
Osttimor unicameral National Parliament (number of seats can vary, minimum requirement of 52 und a maximum of 65 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms); note - for its first term of office, the National Parliament is comprised of 88 members on an exceptional basis
elections: (next to be held 8.2006); direct elections for national parliament were never held; elected delegates to the national convention named themselves legislators instead of having elections; hence the exceptional numbers for this term of the national parliament.
election results: percent of vote by party - FRETILIN 57.37%, PD 8.72%, PSD 8.18%, ASDT 7.84%, UDT 2.36%, PNT 2.21%, KOTA 2.13%, PPT 2.01%, PDC 1.98%, PST 1.78%, independents/andere 5.42%; seats by party - FRETILIN 55, PD 7, PSD 6, ASDT 6, PDC 2, UDT 2, KOTA 2, PNT 2, PPT 2, UDC/PDC 1, PST 1, PL 1, independent 1
Ecuador unicameral National Congress or Congreso Nacional (100 seats; members are popularly elected by province to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 20 10.2002 (next to be held 10. 2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PSC 25, PRE 15, ID 16, PRIAN 10, PSP 9, Pachakutik Movement 6, MPD 5, DP 4, PS-FA 3, independents 7; note - defections by members of National Congress are commonplace, resulting in frequent changes in the numbers of seats held by the various parties
Ägypten bicameral system consists of the People's Assembly or Majlis al-Sha'b (454 seats; 444 elected by popular vote, 10 appointed by the president; members serve five-year terms) und the Advisory Council or Majlis al-Shura - which functions only in a consultative role (264 seats; 176 elected by popular vote, 88 appointed by the president; members serve six-year terms; mid-term elections for half the members)
elections: People's Assembly - three-phase voting - last held 19 Oktober, 29 Oktober, 8 11.2000 (next to be held Oktober-11. 2005); Advisory Council - last held Mai-6.2004 (next to be held Mai-6.2007)
election results: People's Assembly - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - NDP 388, Tagammu 6, NWP 7, Nasserists 3, Al-Ahrar 1, independents 37 (2 seats determined by a later byelection, 10 seats appointed by President); Advisory Council - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe
El Salvador unicameral Legislative Assembly or Asamblea Legislativa (84 seats; members are elected by direct, popular vote to serve three-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 16 3.2003 (next to be held 3.2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - FMLN 31, ARENA 28, PCN 15, PDC 5, CD 5
Äquatorialguinea unicameral House of People's Representatives or Camara de Representantes del Pueblo (80 seats; members directly elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 25 4.2004 (next to be held keine Angabe 2009)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PDGE 98, keine Angabe 2
Achtung: Parliament has little power since the constitution vests all executive authority in the president
Eritrea unicameral National Assembly (150 seats; term limits not established)
elections: in 5.1997, following the adoption of the new constitution, 75 members of the PFDJ Central Committee (the old Central Committee of the EPLF), 60 members of the 527-member Constituent Assembly, that had been established in 1997 to discuss und ratify the new constitution, und 15 representatives of Eritreans living abroad were formed into a Transitional National Assembly to serve as the Land's legislative body until Landwide elections to a National Assembly were held; although only 75 of 150 members of the Transitional National Assembly were elected, the constitution stipulates that once past the transition stage, all members of the National Assembly will be elected by secret ballot of all eligible voters; National Assembly elections scheduled for 12.2001 were postponed indefinitely
Estland unicameral Parliament or Riigikogu (101 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 2 3.2003 (next to be held keine Angabe 3.2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - Center Party 25.4%, Res Publica 24.6%, Reform Party 17.7%, Estonian People's Union 13%, Pro Patria Union (Fatherland League) 7.3% People's Party Moodukad 7%; seats by party - Center Party 28, Res Publica 28, Reform Party 19, Estonian People's Union 13, Pro Patria Union 7, People's Party Moodukad 6
Äthiopien bicameral Parliament consists of the House of Federation or upper chamber (108 seats; members are chosen by state assemblies to serve five-year terms) und the House of People's Representatives or lower chamber (548 seats; members are directly elected by popular vote von single-member districts to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 15 5.2005 (next to be held keine Angabe 2010)
election results: percent of vote - keine Angabe; seats by party - OPDO 177, ANDM 134, TPLF 38, WGGPDO 27, EPRDF 19, SPDO 18, GNDM 15, KSPDO 10, ANDP 8, GPRDF 7, SOPDM 7, BGPDUF 6, BMPDO 5, KAT 4, andere regional political groupings 22, independents 8; note - 43 seats unconfirmed
Achtung: irregularities und violence at some polling stations necessitated the rescheduling of voting in certain constituencies; voting postponed in Somali regional state because of severe drought
Europäische Union Council of the Europäische Union (25 member-state ministers having 321 votes; the number of votes is roughly proportional to member-states' Bevölkerung); note - the Council is the main decision-making body of the EU; European Parliament (732 seats; seats allocated among member states by proportion to Bevölkerung); members elected by direct universal suffrage for a five-year term
letzte Wahlen: 10-13 6.2004 (next to be held 6.2009)
election results: percent of vote - keine Angabe; seats by party - EPP-ED 268, PES 202, ALDE 88, Greens/EFA 42, EUL/NGL 41, IND/DEM 36, UEN 27, independents 28
Falkland-Inseln unicameral Legislative Council (10 seats - 2 ex officio, 8 elected by popular vote, members serve four-year terms); presided over by the governor
letzte Wahlen: 22 11.2001 (next to be held 11. 2005)
election results: percent of vote - keine Angabe; seats - independents 8; note - 71% voter turnout
Färöer-Inseln unicameral Faroese Parliament or Logting (32 seats; members are elected by popular vote on a proportional basis von the seven constituencies to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 20 1.2004 (next to be held no later than 1.2008)
election results: percent of vote by party - Union Party 23.7%, Social Democrats 21.8%, Republican Party 21.7%, People's Party 20.6%, Center Party 5.2%, Independence Party 4.6%; seats by party - Union Party 7, Social Democrats 7, Republican Party 8, People's Party 7, Center Party 2, Independence Party 1
Achtung: election of 2 seats to the Danish Parliament was last held on 8 2.2005 (next to be held 2.2009); results - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - Republican Party 1, People's Party 1
Fidschi bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (34 seats; 24 appointed by the President on the advice of the Great Council of Chiefs, nine appointed by the president, und one appointed by the council of Rotuma) und the House of Representatives (71 seats; 23 reserved for ethnic Fijians, 19 reserved for ethnic Indians, three reserved for andere ethnic groups, one reserved for the council of Rotuma constituency encompassing the whole of Fidschi, und 25 open seats; members serve five-year terms)
elections: House of Representatives - last held 25 8.bis 1 9.und 19 9.2001 (next to be held not later than 9.2006)
election results: House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - FLP 26.5%, SDL 27.5%, NFP 1.2%, MV 4.2%, NLUP 1.3%, UGP .3%, independents 1.4%; seats by party - FLP 27, SDL 32, MV 6, NFP 1, NLUP 2, UGP 1, independents 2
Finnland unicameral Parliament or Eduskunta (200 seats; members are elected by popular vote on a proportional basis to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 16 3.2003 (next to be held 3.2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - Kesk 24.7%, SDP 24.5%, Kok 18.5%, VAS 9.9%, VIHR 8%, KD 5.3%, SFP 4.6%; seats by party - Kesk 55, SDP 53, Kok 40, VAS 19, VIHR 14, KD 7, SFP 8, others 4
Frankreich bicameral Parliament or Parlement consists of the Senate or Senat (321 seats - 296 for metropolitan Frankreich, 13 for overseas departments und territories, und 12 for French nationals abroad; members are indirectly elected by an electoral college to serve nine-year terms; elected by thirds every three Jahre); note - between now und 2010, 25 new seats will be added to the Senate for a total of 346 seats - 326 for metropolitan Frankreich und overseas departments, 2 for Neukaledonien, 2 for Mayotte, 1 for St.-Pierre und Miquelon, 3 for overseas territories, und 12 for French nationals abroad; members will be indirectly elected by an electoral college to serve six-year terms, with one-half the seats being renewed every three Jahre; und the National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (577 seats; members are elected by popular vote under a single-member majority system to serve five-year terms)
elections: Senate - last held 26 9.2004 (next to be held 9.2007); National Assembly - last held 8-16 6.2002 (next to be held not later than 6.2007)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - UMP 156, PS 97, UDF 33, PCF 23, RDSE 15, andere 7; National Assembly - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - UMP 355, PS 140, UDF 29, PCF 21, Radical Party 7, Greens 3, andere 22
Französisch Guyana unicameral General Council or Conseil General (19 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms) und a unicameral Regional Council or Conseil Regional (31 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms)
elections: General Council - last held keine Angabe 3.2000 (next to be held keine Angabe 2006); Regional Council - last held 15 3.1998 (next to be held keine Angabe 2004)
election results: General Council - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PSG 5, various left-wing parties 5, independents 7, andere 2; Regional Council - percent of vote by party - PS 28.28%, various left parties 22.56%, RPR 15.91%, independents 8.6%, Walwari Committee 6%; seats by party - PS 11, various left parties 9, RPR 6, independents 3, Walwari Committee 2
Achtung: one seat was elected to the French Senate on 27 9. 1998 (next to be held 9.2007); results - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe; 2 seats were elected to the French National Assembly on 9 Juni-16 6.2002 (next to be held keine Angabe 2007); results - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - UMP/RPR 1, Walwari Committee 1
Franz. Polynesien unicameral Territorial Assembly or Assemblee Territoriale (57 seats - changed von 49 seats for 5.2004 election; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 23 5.2004 (next to be held 5.2009)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - People's Rally for the Republic (Gaullist) 28, Union for Democracy 27, New Star 1, This Land is Yours 1; after by-elections of 13 2. 2005 seating was as follows: People's Rally for the Republic 27, Union for Democracy 27, und Alliance for a New Democracy 3
Achtung: one seat was elected to the French Senate on 27 9. 1998 (next to be held 9.2007); results - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe; two seats were elected to the French National Assembly on 9 Juni-16 6.2002 (next to be held keine Angabe 2007); results - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - UMP/RPR 1, UMP 1
Gabun bicameral legislature consists of the Senate (91 seats; members elected by members of municipal councils und departmental assemblies) und the National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (120 seats; members are elected by direct, popular vote to serve five-year terms)
elections: National Assembly - last held 9 und 23 12.2001 (next to be held 12.2006); Senate - last held 26 1.und 9 2.2003 (next to be held by 1.2009)
election results: National Assembly - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PDG 86, RNB-RPG 8, PGP 3, ADERE 3, CLR 2, PUP 1, PSD 1, independents 13, others 3; Senate - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PDG 53, RNB 20, PGP 4, ADERE 3, RDP 1, CLR 1, independents 9
Gambia unicameral National Assembly (53 seats; 48 elected by popular vote, five appointed by the president; members serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 17 1.2002 (next to be held 2. 2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - APRC 45, PDOIS 2, NRP 1,
Georgien unicameral Supreme Council (commonly referred to as Parliament) or Umaghiesi Sabcho (235 seats - 150 elected by party lists); members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 28 3.2004 (next to be held spring 2008)
election results: percent of vote by party - National Movement-Democrats 67.6%, Rightist Opposition 7.6%, all andere parties received weniger als 7% each; seats by party - National Movement-Democrats 135, Rightist Opposition 15
Deutschland bicameral Parliament or Parlament consists of the Federal Assembly or Bundestag (613 seats; elected by popular vote under a system combining direct und proportional representation; a party must win 5% of the national vote or three direct mandates to gain representation; members serve four-year terms) und the Federal Council or Bundesrat (69 votes; state governments are directly represented by votes; each has 3 to 6 votes depending on Bevölkerung und are required to vote as a block)
elections: Federal Assembly - last held 18 9.2005 (next to be held 9.2009); note - there are no elections for the Bundesrat; composition is determined by the composition of the state-level governments; the composition of the Bundesrat has the potential to change any time one of the 16 states holds an election
election results: Federal Assembly - percent of vote by party - CDU/CSU 35.2%, SPD 34.3%, FDP 9.8%, Left 8.7%, Greens 8.1%; seats by party - CDU/CSU 225, SPD 222, FDP 61, Left 54, Greens 51; Federal Council - current composition - keine Angabe
Ghana unicameral Parliament (230 seats; note - increased von 200 seats in last election; members are elected by direct, popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 7 12.2004 (next to be held 12. 2008)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - NPP 128, NDC 92, andere 10
Gibraltar unicameral House of Assembly (18 seats - 15 elected by popular vote, one appointed for the Speaker, und two ex officio members; members serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 27 11.2003 (next to be held not later than 2.2008)
election results: percent of vote by party - GSD 58%, GSLP 41%; seats by party - GSD 8, GSLP 7
Griechenland unicameral Parliament or Vouli ton Ellinon (300 seats; members are elected by direct popular vote to serve four-year terms)
elections: elections last held 7 3.2004 (next to be held by 3.2008)
election results: percent of vote by party - ND 45.4%, PASOK 40.6%, KKE 5.9%, Synaspismos 3.3%; seats by party - ND 165, PASOK 117, KKE 12, Synaspismos 6
Grönland unicameral Parliament or Landstinget (31 seats; members are elected by popular vote on the basis of proportional representation to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: on 3 12.2002 (next to be held by 12.2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - Siumut 28.7%, Inuit Ataqatigiit 25.5%, Atassut Party 20.4%, Demokratiit 15.6%, Katusseqatigiit 5.3%; seats by party - Siumut 10, Inuit Ataqatigiit 8, Atassut 7, Demokratiit 5, Katusseqatigiit 1
Achtung: two representatives were elected to the Danish Parliament or Folketing on 8 2.2005 (next to be held 2.2009); percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - Siumut 1, Inuit Ataqatigiit 1
Grenada bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (a 13-member body, 10 appointed by the government und three by the leader of the opposition) und the House of Representatives (15 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: on 27 11.2003 (next to be held by 11.2008)
election results: House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - NNP 8, NDC 7
Guadeloupe unicameral General Council or Conseil General (42 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms) und the unicameral Regional Council or Conseil Regional (41 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms)
elections: General Council - last held 3.2004 (next to be held by keine Angabe 2010); Regional Council - last held 28 3.2004 (next to be held keine Angabe 2010)
election results: General Council - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - left-wing candidates 11, PS 8, RPR 8, PPDG 6, right-wing candidates 5, PCG 3, UDF 1; Regional Council (second round) - percent of vote by party - PS 58.4%, UMP 41.6%; seats by party - PS 29, UMP 12
Achtung: Guadeloupe elects two representatives to the French Senate; elections last held 9.2004 (next to be held 9.2013); percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe, Guadeloupe elects four representatives to the French National Assembly; elections last held 9 Juni-16 6.2002 (next to be held keine Angabe 2007); percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - RPR 2, PS 1, different right parties 1
Guam unicameral Legislature (15 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve two-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 2 11.2004 (next to be held 11. 2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - Democratic Party 6, Republican Party 9
Achtung: Guam elects one nonvoting delegate to the US House of Representatives; election last held 2 11.2004 (next to be held 11.2006); results - Madeleine BORDALLO (Democratic Party) was elected as delegate; percent of vote by party - Democratic Party 64.6%, Republican Party 35.4%; seats by party - Democratic Party 1
Guatemala unicameral Congress of the Republic or Congreso de la Republica (158 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 9 11.2003 (next to be held 11. 2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - GANA 49, FRG 41, UNE 33, PAN 17, andere 18
Achtung: for the 9 11.2003 election, the number of congressional seats increased von 113 to 158
Guernsey unicameral States of Deliberation (45 seats; members are elected by popular vote for 4 Jahre); note - Alderney und Sark have their own parliaments
letzte Wahlen: 21 4.2004 (next to be held keine Angabe 2008)
election results: percent of vote - keine Angabe; seats - all independents
Guinea unicameral People's National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale Populaire (114 seats; members are elected by direct, popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 30 6.2002 (next to be held keine Angabe 2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - PUP 61.6%, UPR 26.6%, andere 11.8%; seats by party - PUP 85, UPR 20, andere 9
Guinea-Bissau unicameral National People's Assembly or Assembleia Nacional Popular (100 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve a maximum of four Jahre)
letzte Wahlen: 28 3.2004 (next to be held keine Angabe 2008)
election results: percent of vote by party - PAIGC 31.5%, PRS 24.8%, PUSD 16.1%, UE 4.1%, APU 1.3%, 13 andere parties 22.2%; seats by party - PAIGC 45, PRS 35, PUSD 17, UE 2, APU 1
Guyana unicameral National Assembly (68 seats, 65 elected by popular vote, 1 elected Speaker of the National Assembly, und 2 nonvoting members appointed by the president; members serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 19 3.2001 (next to be held 3.2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PPP/C 34, PNC 27, GAP und WPA 2, ROAR 1, TUF 1
Haiti bicameral National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale consists of the Senate (27 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms; one-third elected every two Jahre) und the Chamber of Deputies (83 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms); note - the National Assembly stopped functioning in 1.2004 when the terms of all Deputies und two-thirds of sitting Senators expired; no replacements have been elected; the President is currently ruling by decree
elections: Senate - last held for two-thirds of seats 21 5.2000 with runoffs on 9 7.boycotted by the opposition; seven seats still disputed; election for remaining one-third held on 26 11.2000 (next to be held in 2005); Chamber of Deputies - last held 21 5.2000 with runoffs on 30 7.boycotted by the opposition; one vacant seat rerun 26 11.2000 (next to be held in 11.2005)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - FL 26, independent 1; Chamber of Deputies - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - FL 73, MOCHRENA 3, PLB 2, OPL 1, vacant 1, andere minor parties und independents 3
Vatikan (Holy See) unicameral Pontifical Commission
Honduras unicameral National Congress or Congreso Nacional (128 seats; members are elected proportionally to the number of votes their party's presidential candidate receives to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 25 11.2001 (next to be held 27 11.2005)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PN 61, PL 55, PUD 5, PDC 4, PINU-SD 3
Hong Kong unicameral Legislative Council or LEGCO (60 seats; in 2004 30 seats indirectly elected by functional constituencies, 30 elected by popular vote; members serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 12 9.2004 (next to be held in 9.2008)
election results: percent of vote by party - pro-democracy group 62%; seats by party - (pro-Beijing 34) DAB 12, Liberal Party 10, independents 11, FTU 1; (pro-democracy 25) independents 11, Democratic Party 9, CTU 2, ADPL 1, Frontier Party 1, NWSC 1; andere 1
Ungarn unicameral National Assembly or Orszaggyules (386 seats; members are elected by popular vote under a system of proportional und direct representation to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 7 und 21 4.2002 (next to be held keine Angabe 4.2006)
election results: percent of vote by party (5% or more of the vote required for parliamentary representation in the first round) - Fidesz/MDF 48.70%, MSzP 46.11%, SzDSz 4.92%, andere 0.27%; seats by party - Fidesz 164, MSzP 178, MDF 24, SzDSz 20
Island unicameral Parliament or Althing (63 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 10 5.2003 (next to be held by 5.2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - Independence Party 33.7%, Social Democratic Alliance 31.0%, Progressive Party 17.7%, Left-Green Alliance 8.8%, Liberal Party 7.4%; seats by party - Independence Party 22, Social Democratic Alliance 20, Progressive Party 12, Left-Green Alliance 5, Liberal Party 4
Indien bicameral Parliament or Sansad consists of the Council of States or Rajya Sabha (a body consisting of not more than 250 members, up to 12 of whom are appointed by the president, the remainder are chosen by the elected members of the state und territorial assemblies; members serve six-year terms) und the People's Assembly or Lok Sabha (545 seats; 543 elected by popular vote, 2 appointed by the president; members serve five-year terms)
elections: People's Assembly - last held 20 4.bis 10 5. 2004 (next to be held 2009)
election results: People's Assembly - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - INC 145, BJP 138, CPI(M) 43, SP 36, RJD 24, BSP 19, DMK 16, SS 12, BJD 11, CPI 10, NCP 9, JDU 8, SAD 8, PMK 6, TDP 5, TRS 5, JMM 5, LJSP 4, MDMK 4, independents 5, andere 30
Indonesien unicameral House of Representatives or Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (DPR) (550 seats; members elected to serve five-year terms); House of Regional Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah or DPD), constitutionally mandated role einschließlich providing legislative input to DPR on issues affecting regions; People's Consultative Assembly (Majelis Permusyawaratan Rakyat or MPR) has role in inaugurating und impeaching President und in amending constitution; consists of popularly-elected members in DPR und DPD; MPR does not formulate national policy
letzte Wahlen: 5 4.2004 (next to be held in 4.2009)
election results: percent of vote by party - Golkar 21.6%, PDI-P 18.5%, PKB 10.6%, PPP 8.2%, PD 7.5%, PKS 7.3%, PAN 6.4%, others 19.9%; seats by party - Golkar 128, PDI-P 109, PPP 58, PD 55, PAN 53, PKB 52, PKS 45, others 50
Achtung: because of election rules, the number of seats won does not always follow the number of votes received by parties
Iran unicameral Islamic Consultative Assembly or Majles-e-Shura-ye-Eslami (290 seats, note - changed von 270 seats with the 18 2.2000 election; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 20 2.2004 with a runoff held 7 5. 2004 (next to be held 2.2008)
election results: percent of vote - keine Angabe; seats by party - conservatives/Islamists 190, reformers 50, independents 43, religious minorities 5, und 2 seats unaccounted for
Irak unicameral National Assembly or Mejlis Watani (consisting of 275 members elected by a closed-list, proportional-representation system for the period between the National Assembly election und the formation of a permanent Iraqi government pursuant to the establishment of a permanent constitution)
elections: held 30 1.2005 to elect a 275-member Transitional National Assembly that will draft a permanent constitution und pave the way for new national elections at the end of 2005
election results: National Assembly - percent of vote by party - United Iraqi Alliance 48.2%, Democratic Patriotic Alliance of Kurdistan 25.7%, Iraqi List 13.8%, others 12.3%; number of seats by party - United Iraqi Alliance 140, Democratic Patriotic Alliance of Kurdistan 75, Iraqi List 40, others 20
Irland bicameral Parliament or Oireachtas consists of the Senate or Seanad Eireann (60 seats - 49 elected by the universities und von candidates put forward by five vocational panels, 11 are nominated by the prime minister; members serve five-year terms) und the House of Representatives or Dail Eireann (166 seats; members are elected by popular vote on the basis of proportional representation to serve five-year terms)
elections: Senate - last held 16 und 17 7.2002 (next to be held by 7.2007); House of Representatives - last held 17 5.2002 (next to be held by 5.2007)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - Fianna Fail 30, Fine Gael 15, Labor Party 5, Progressive Democrats 4, independents und others 6; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - Fianna Fail 41.5%, Fine Gael 22.5%, Labor Party 10.8%, Sinn Fein 6.5%, Progressive Democrats 4.0%, Green Party 3.8%, others 10.9%; seats by party - Fianna Fail 81, Fine Gael 31, Labor Party 21, Progressive Democrats 8, Green Party 6, Sinn Fein 5, others 14
Israel unicameral Knesset (120 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 28 1.2003 (next scheduled to be held fall of 2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - Likud Party 29.4%, Labor 14.5%, Shinui 12.3%, Shas 8.2%, National Union 5.5%, Meretz 5.2%, United Torah Judaism 4.3%, National Religious Party 4.2%, Democratic Front for Peace und Equality 3.0%, One Nation 2.8%, National Democratic Assembly 2.3%, Yisra'el Ba'Aliya (YBA) 2.2%, United Arab List 2.1%, Green Leaf Party 1.2%, Herut 1.2%, andere 1.6%; seats by party - Likud 38, Labor 19, Shinui 15, Shas 11, National Union 7, Meretz 6, National Religious Party 6, United Torah Judaism 5, Democratic Front for Peace und Equality 3, One Nation 3, National Democratic Assembly 3, YBA 2, United Arab List 2
Italien bicameral Parliament or Parlamento consists of the Senate or Senato della Repubblica (315 seats elected by popular vote of which 232 are directly elected und 83 are elected by regional proportional representation; in addition, there are a small number of senators-for-life einschließlich former presidents of the republic; members serve five-year terms) und the Chamber of Deputies or Camera dei Deputati (630 seats; 475 are directly elected, 155 by regional proportional representation; members serve five-year terms)
elections: Senate - last held 13 5.2001 (next to be held 2006); Chamber of Deputies - last held 13 5.2001 (next to be held 5.2006)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - House of Liberties 172 (Forza Italia 77, National Alliance 47, UDC 31, Lega Padana 17), Olive Tree 108 (Democrats of the Left 63, Daisy Alliance 35, Greens 10), Per le Autonomie 10, andere 25; Chamber of Deputies - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - House of Liberties 337 (Forza Italia 176, National Alliance 97, UDC 36, Northern League 28), Olive Tree 214 (Democrats of the Left 135, Daisy Alliance 79), Rifondazione Communista (Italian Communist Party) 11, andere 68
Jamaika bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (a 21-member body appointed by the governor general on the recommendations of the prime minister und the leader of the opposition; ruling party is allocated 13 seats, und the opposition is allocated eight seats) und the House of Representatives (60 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 16 10.2002 (next to be held in 10. 2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - PNP 52%, JLP 47.3%; seats by party - PNP 34, JLP 26
Japan bicameral Diet or Kokkai consists of the House of Councillors or Sangi-in (242 seats - members elected for six-year terms; half reelected every three Jahre; 144 members in multi-seat constituencies und 98 by proportional representation) und the House of Representatives or Shugi-in (480 seats - members elected for four-year terms; 300 in single-seat constituencies; 180 members by proportional representation in 11 regional blocs)
elections: House of Councillors - last held 11 7.2004 (next to be held in 7.2007); House of Representatives - last held 11 9. 2005 (next election by 9.2009)
election results: House of Councillors - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - LDP 115, DPJ 82, Komeito 24, JCP 9, SDP 5, others 7; distribution of seats as of 10.2004 - LDP 114, DPJ 84, Komeito 24, JCP 9, SDP 5, others 6
House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - LDP 47.8%, DPJ 36.4%, others 15.8%; seats by party - LDP 296, DPJ 113, Komeito 31, JCP 9, SDP 7, others 24 (2005)
Jersey unicameral Assembly of the States (55 voting members - 12 senators (elected for 6-year terms), 12 constables or heads of parishes (elected for 3-year terms), 29 deputies (elected for 3-year terms); the bailiff und the deputy bailiff; und 3 non-voting members - the Dean of Jersey, the Attorney General, und the Solicitor General all appointed by the monarch)
letzte Wahlen: keine Angabe (next to be held keine Angabe)
election results: percent of vote - keine Angabe; seats - independents 53
Jordanien bicameral National Assembly or Majlis al-'Umma consists of the Senate, also called the House of Notables (Majlis al-Ayan) (55 seats; members appointed by the monarch von designated categories of public figures; members serve four-year terms) und the House of Representatives, also called the House of Deputies (Majlis al-Nuwaab) (110 seats; members elected by popular vote on the basis of proportional representation to serve four-year terms; note - six seats are reserved for women und are allocated by a special electoral panel if no women are elected)
elections: House of Representatives - last held 17 6.2003 (next to be held keine Angabe 2007)
election results: House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - independents und others 89.6%, Islamic Action Front (IAF) 10.4%; seats by party - independents und others 92, Islamic Action Front 18; note - one of the six quota seats was given to a weiblich IAF candidate
Achtung: the House of Representatives has been convened und dissolved by the monarch several times since 1974; in 11.1989, the first parliamentary elections in 22 Jahre were held; political parties were not legalized until 1992; King ABDALLAH delayed the 2001 elections until 2003
Kasachstan bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (39 seats; 7 senators are appointed by the president; andere members are popularly elected, two von each of the 14 oblasts, the capital of Astana, und the city of Almaty, to serve six-year terms; note - formerly composed of 47 seats) und the Majilis (77 seats; 10 out of the 77 Majilis members are elected von the winning party's lists; members are popularly elected to serve five-year terms)
elections: Senate - (indirect) last held 17 9.1999 (next to be held 12.2005); Majilis - last held 19 9.und 3 10.2004 (next to be held 9.2009)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe; candidates nominated by local councils; Majilis - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - Otan 42, AIST 11, ASAR (All Together) 4, Ak Zhol (Bright Path) 1, Democratic Party 1, independent 18; note - most independent candidates are affiliated with parastatal enterprises und andere pro-government institutions
Kenia unicameral National Assembly or Bunge (224 seats; 210 members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms, 12 so-called "nominated" members who are appointed by the president but selected by the parties in proportion to their parliamentary vote totals, 2 ex-officio members)
letzte Wahlen: 27 12.2002 (next to be held by early 2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - NARC 125, KANU 64, FORD-P 14, andere 7; ex-officio 2; seats appointed by the president - NARC 7, KANU 4, FORD-P 1
Kiribati unicameral House of Parliament or Maneaba Ni Maungatabu (42 seats; 39 elected by popular vote, one ex officio member - the attorney general, one appointed to represent Banaba, und one andere; members serve four-year terms)
elections: first round elections last held 29 11.2002; second round elections held 6 12.2002 (next to be held by 11. 2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - BTK 17, MTM 16, independents 7, andere 2 (einschließlich attorney general)
Achtung: legislative elections were held in two rounds - the first round on 9 5.2003 und the second round on 14 5.2003
Nord-Korea unicameral Supreme People's Assembly or Ch'oego Inmin Hoeui (687 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 3 8.2003 (next to be held in 8. 2008)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe; ruling party approves a list of candidates who are elected without opposition; some seats are held by minor parties
Süd-Korea unicameral National Assembly or Kukhoe (299 seats - members elected for four-year terms; 243 in single-seat constituencies, 56 by proportional representation
letzte Wahlen: 15 4.2004 (next to be held in 4. 2008; byelections held on 30 4.2005)
election results: percent of vote by party - Uri 51%, GNP 41%, DLP 3%, DP 3%, others 2%; seats by party - Uri 146, GNP 125, DLP 10, DP 9, ULD 3, independents 6
Achtung: percent of vote is for 2004 general election; seats by party reflect results of 2005 byelections involving six seats; MDP became DP in 5.2005 (2005)
Kuwait unicameral National Assembly or Majlis al-Umma (50 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 6 7.2003 (next to be held keine Angabe 2007)
election results: percent of vote - keine Angabe; seats - Islamists 21, government supporters 14, liberals 3, und independents 12; note - all cabinet ministers are also ex officio members of the National Assembly
Kirgisistan bicameral Supreme Council or Jorgorku Kenesh consists of the Assembly of People's Representatives (70 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms) und the Legislative Assembly (35 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms); note - in accordance with a 2003 referendum, the Parliament is slated to become unicameral with 75 deputies after the 27 2.2005 elections
elections: Assembly of People's Representatives - last held 20 2.und 12 3.2000; Legislative Assembly - last held 20 2. und 12 3.2000; elections for the new unicameral body or Jorgorku Kenesh were held 27 2.2005, but the vast majority of positions remained undecided und were to be contested in a runoff election scheduled for 13 3.2005; election irregularities caused widespread protests that resulted in the president being forced to flee the Land; new legislative elections have not yet been rescheduled
election results: Assembly of People's Representatives - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe; und Legislative Assembly - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe; note - total seats by party in the Supreme Council were as follows: Union of Democratic Forces 12, Communists 6, My Land Party of Action 4, independents 73, andere 10
Achtung: the legislature became bicameral for the 5 2.1995 elections; the 2000 election results include both the Assembly of People's Representatives und the Legislative Assembly
Laos unicameral National Assembly (109 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms; note - total number of seats increased von 99 to 109 for the 2002 election)
letzte Wahlen: 24 2.2002 (next to be held in 2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - LPRP or LPRP-approved (independent, non-party members) 109
Lettland unicameral Parliament or Saeima (100 seats; members are elected by direct, popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 5 10.2002 (next to be held keine Angabe 10. 2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - JL 23.9%, PCTVL 18.9%, TP 16.7%, ZZS 9.5%, First Party 7.6%, LNNK 5.4%; seats by party - JL 26, PCTVL 24, TP 21, ZZS 12, First Party 10, LNNK 7
Libanon unicameral National Assembly or Majlis Alnuwab (Arabic) or Assemblee Nationale (French) (128 seats; members elected by popular vote on the basis of sectarian proportional representation to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: in four rounds on 29 Mai, 5, 12, 19 6. 2005 (next to be held 2009)
election results: percent of vote by group - keine Angabe; seats by group - Future Movement Bloc 36; Democratic Gathering 15; Development und Resistance Bloc 15; Loyalty to the Resistance 14; Free Patriotic Movement 14; Lebanese Forces 6; Qornet Shewan 5; Popular Bloc 4; Tripoli Independent Bloc 3; Syrian National Socialist Party 2; Kataeb Reform Movement 2; Tachnaq Party 2; Democratic Renewal Movement 1; Democratic Left 1; Nasserite Popular Movement 1; Ba'th Party 1; Kataeb Party 1; independent 5
Lesotho bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (33 members - 22 principal chiefs und 11 andere members appointed by the ruling party) und the Assembly (120 seats, 80 by direct popular vote und 40 by proportional vote; members elected by popular vote for five-year terms); note - number of seats in the Assembly rose von 80 to 120 in the 5.2002 election
letzte Wahlen: 25 5.2002 (next to be held 5.2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - LCD 54%, BNP 21%, LPC 7%, andere 18%; seats by party - LCD 76, BNP 21, LPC 5, andere 18
Liberia bicameral National Assembly consists of the Senate (30 seats - number of seats changed in 11 10.2005 elections; members elected by popular vote to serve nine-year terms) und the House of Representatives (64 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms)
elections: Senate - last held 19 7.1997 (next to be held 11 10.2005); House of Representatives - last held 19 7.1997 (next to be held 11 10.2005)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - NPP 21, UP 3, ALCOP 2; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - NPP 49, UP 7, ALCOP 3, Alliance of Political Parties 2, UPP 2, LPP 1
Libyen unicameral General People's Congress (keine Angabe seats; members elected indirectly bis a hierarchy of people's committees)
Liechtenstein unicameral Parliament or Landtag (25 seats; members are elected by direct, popular vote under proportional representation to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 11 und 13 3.2005 (next to be held by keine Angabe 2009)
election results: percent of vote by party - FBP 48.7%, VU 38.2%, FL 13%; seats by party - FBP 12, VU 10, FL 3
Litauen unicameral Parliament or Seimas (141 seats, 71 members are directly elected by popular vote, 70 are elected by proportional representation; members serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 10 und 24 10.2004 (next to be held 10.2008)
election results: percent of vote by party - Labor 28.6%, Working for Litauen (Social Democrats und Social Liberals) 20.7%, Homeland Union (Conservatives) 14.6%, For Order und Justice (Liberal Democrats und Lithuanian People's Union) 11.4%, Liberal und Center Union 9.1%, Union of Farmers und New Democracy 6.6%; seats by faction - Labor 39, Homeland Union 25, Social Democrats 20, Liberal und Center Union 18, Social Liberals 11, Union of Farmers und New Democracy Parties 10, Liberal Democrats 10, Electoral Action 2, independents 6
Luxemburg unicameral Chamber of Deputies or Chambre des Deputes (60 seats; members are elected by direct popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 13 6.2004 (next to be held by 6.2009)
election results: percent of vote by party - CSV 36.1%, LSAP 23.4%, DP 16.1%, Green Party 11.6%, ADR 10%; seats by party - CSV 24, LSAP 14, DP 10, Green Party 7, ADR 5
Achtung: there is also a Council of State that serves as an advisory body to the Chamber of Deputies; the Council of State has 21 members appointed by the Grand Duke on the advice of the prime minister
Macau unicameral Legislative Council or LEGCO (29 seats; 12 elected by popular vote, 10 by indirect vote, und seven appointed by the chief executive; members serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 26 9.2005 (next in 9.2009)
election results: percent of vote - Development Union 12.8%, Macau Development Alliance 9%, Macau United Citizens' Association 16%, New Democratic Macau Association 18.2%, others na; seats by political group - Development Union 2, Macau Development Alliance 1, Macau United Citizens' Association 2, New Democratic Macau Association 2, New Hope 1, Union Forces 2, others 2; 10 seats filled by professional und business groups; seven members appointed by chief executive
Mazedonien unicameral Assembly or Sobranie (120 seats - members elected by popular vote von party lists based on the percentage of the overall vote the parties gain in each of six electoral districts; all serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 15 9.2002 (next to be held keine Angabe 2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - Together for Mazedonien coalition 60 (SDSM 43, LDP 12, others 5), VMRO-DPMNE 33 (VMRO 28 und LDT 5), Democratic Union for Integration 16, Democratic Party of Albanienns 7, Party for Democratic Prosperity 2, National Democratic Party 1, Socialist Party of Mazedonien 1
Madagaskar bicameral legislature consists of a National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (160 seats; members are directly elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms) und a Senate or Senat (100 seats; two-thirds of the seats filled by regional assemblies whose members will be elected by popular vote; the remaining one-third of the seats appointed by the president; all members will serve four-year terms)
elections: National Assembly - last held 15 12.2002 (next to be held keine Angabe 2006)
election results: National Assembly - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - TIM 103, FP 22, AREMA 3, LEADER/Fanilo 2, RPSD 5, others 3, independents 22
Malawi unicameral National Assembly (193 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 20 5.2004 (next to be held 5.2009)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - UDF 74, MCP 60, Independents 24, RP 16, others 18, vacancies 1
Malaysia bicameral Parliament or Parlimen consists of the Senate or Dewan Negara (70 seats; 44 appointed by the paramount ruler, 26 appointed by the state legislatures) und the House of Representatives or Dewan Rakyat (219 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
elections: House of Representatives - last held 21 3.2004 (next must be held by 2009)
election results: House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - BN 91%, DAP 5%, PAS 3%, andere 1%; seats by party - BN 199, DAP 12, PAS 6, PKR 1, independent 1
Malediven unicameral People's Council or Majlis (50 seats; 42 elected by popular vote, 8 appointed by the president; members serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 22 1.2005 (next to be held keine Angabe 2010)
election results: percent of vote - keine Angabe; seats - independents 50
Mali unicameral National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (147 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 14 7.und 28 7.2002 (next to be held 7.2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - Hope 2002 coalition 66, ADEMA 51, andere 30
Malta unicameral House of Representatives (usually 65 seats; note - additional seats are given to the party with the largest popular vote to ensure a legislative majority; members are elected by popular vote on the basis of proportional representation to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 12 4.2003 (next to be held by 4. 2008)
election results: percent of vote by party - PN 51.7%, MLP 47.6%, AD 0.7%; seats by party - PN 34, MLP 31
Insel Man bicameral Tynwald consists of the Legislative Council (an 11-member body composed of the President of Tynwald, the Lord Bishop of Sodor und Man, a nonvoting attorney general, und 8 others named by the House of Keys) und the House of Keys (24 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
elections: House of Keys - last held 22 11.2001 (next to be held 11.2006)
election results: House of Keys - percent of vote by party - Man Labor Party 17.3%, Alliance for Progressive Government 14.6%; seats by party - Man Labor Party 2, Alliance for Progressive Government 3, independents 19
Marshallinseln unicameral Parliament or Nitijela (33 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 17 11.2003 (next to be held not later than 11.2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe
Achtung: the Council of Chiefs is a 12-member body that advises on matters affecting customary law und practice
Martinique unicameral General Council or Conseil General (45 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms) und a unicameral Regional Assembly or Conseil Regional (41 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms)
elections: General Council - last held keine Angabe 3.2000 (next to be held keine Angabe 2006); Regional Assembly - last held on 28 3.2004 (next to be held by 3.2010)
election results: General Council - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - left-wing candidates 13, PPM 11, RPR 6, right-wing candidates 5, PCM 3, UDF 3, PMS 2, independents 2; note - the PPM won a plurality; Regional Assembly (second round) - percent of vote by party - MIM 53.8%, PPM 30.6%; seats by party - MIM 28, PPM 9, andere 4
Achtung: Martinique elects 2 seats to the French Senate; elections last held keine Angabe 9.2001 (next to be held 9.2004); results - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PPM 2; Martinique also elects 4 seats to the French National Assembly; elections last held, first round - 9 6.2002, second round - 16 6.2002 (next to be held not later than 6.2007); results - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - UMP-RPR 1, PS 1, MIM 1, left-wing candidate 1 (candidacy of the left-wing candidate was found invalid by the Constitutional Council; new elections will be called)
Mauretanien bicameral legislature consists of the Senate or Majlis al-Shuyukh (56 seats, a part of the seats up for election every two Jahre; members elected by municipal leaders to serve six-year terms) und the National Assembly or Majlis al-Watani (81 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
elections: Senate - last held 9 und 16 4.2004 (next to be held 4.2006); National Assembly - last held 19 und 26 10.2001 (next to be held keine Angabe 2006)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe; National Assembly - percent of vote by party - PRDS 79%, RDU 3.5%, UDP 3.5%, AC 5%, UFP 3.5%, FP 1.5%; seats by party - PRDS 64, UDP 3, RDU 3, AC 4, RFD 3, UFP 3, und FP 1
Mauritius unicameral National Assembly (66 seats; 62 elected by popular vote, 4 appointed by the election commission von the losing political parties to give representation to various ethnic minorities; members serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: on 11 9.2000 (next to be held 9.2005)
election results: percent of vote by party - MSM/MMM 52.3%, MLP/PMSD 36.9%, OPR 10.8%; seats by party - MSM/MMM 54, MLP/PMSD 6, OPR 2
Mayotte unicameral General Council or Conseil General (19 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve three-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 21 und 28 3.2004 (next to be held keine Angabe 2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - MDM 23.3%, UMP 22.8%, PS 10.2%, MRC 8.9%, FRAP 6.5%, MPM 1.2%; seats by party - MDM 6, UMP 9, MRC 2, MPM 1, diverse left 1
Achtung: Mayotte elects one member of the French Senate; elections last held 24 9.2001 (next to be held 9.2007); results - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe; Mayotte also elects one member to the French National Assembly; elections last held 16 6. 2002 (next to be held as a special election in 6.2005); results - percent of vote by party - UMP-RPR 55.08%, UDF 44.92%; seats by party - UMP-RPR 1
Mexiko bicameral National Congress or Congreso de la Union consists of the Senate or Camara de Senadores (128 seats; 96 are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms, und 32 are allocated on the basis of each party's popular vote) und the Federal Chamber of Deputies or Camara Federal de Diputados (500 seats; 300 members are directly elected by popular vote to serve three-year terms; remaining 200 members are allocated on the basis of each party's popular vote, also for three-year terms)
elections: Senate - last held 2 7.2000 for all of the seats (next to be held 2 7.2006); Chamber of Deputies - last held 6 7. 2003 (next to be held 2 7.2006)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PRI 60, PAN 46, PRD 16, PVEM 5, unassigned 1; Chamber of Deputies - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PRI 222, PAN 151, PRD 95, PVEM 17, PT 6, CD 5, unassigned 4; note - special elections were held in 12.2003; the PRI und the PRD each won one seat und were each assigned one additional proportional representation seat
Mikronesien unicameral Congress (14 seats; four - one elected von each state to serve four-year terms und 10 - elected von single-member districts delineated by Bevölkerung to serve two-year terms; members elected by popular vote)
elections: elections for four-year term seats last held 4 3. 2003 (next to be held 3.2007); elections for two-year term seats last held 8 3.2005 (next to be held 3.2007)
election results: percent of vote - keine Angabe; seats - independents 14
Moldawien unicameral Parliament or Parlamentul (101 seats; parties und electoral blocs elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 6 3.2005 (next to be held keine Angabe 2009)
election results: percent of vote by party - PCRM 46.1%, Democratic Moldawien Bloc 28.4%, PPCD 9.1%, andere parties 16.4%; seats by party - PCRM 56, Democratic Moldawien Bloc 34, PPCD 11
Monako unicameral National Council or Conseil National (24 seats; 16 members elected by list majority system, 8 by proportional representation; to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 9 2.2003 (next to be held 2. 2008)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - UNAM 21, UND 3
Mongolei unicameral State Great Hural 76 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms
letzte Wahlen: 27 6.2004 (next to be held in 6.2008)
election results: percent of vote by party - MPRP 48.78%, MDC 44.8%, independents 3.5%, Republican Party 1.5%, others 1.42%; seats by party - MPRP 36, MDC 34, others 4; note - following 6.2004 election, two seats in dispute und unoccupied
Montserrat unicameral Legislative Council (11 seats, 9 popularly elected; members serve five-year terms)
Achtung: expanded in 2001 von 7 to 9 elected members with attorney general und financial secretary sitting as ex-officio members
letzte Wahlen: 4.2001 (next to be held by 11. 2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - NPLM 7, NPP 2
Achtung: in 2001, the Elections Commission instituted a single constituency/voter-at-large system whereby all eligible voters cast ballots for all nine seats of the Legislative Council
Marokko bicameral Parliament consists of an upper house or Chamber of Counselors (270 seats; members elected indirectly by local councils, professional organizations, und labor syndicates for nine-year terms; one-third of the members are renewed every three Jahre) und a lower house or Chamber of Representatives (325 seats; 295 by multi-seat constituencies und 30 von national lists of women; members elected by popular vote for five-year terms)
elections: Chamber of Counselors - last held 6 10.2003 (next to be held keine Angabe 2006); Chamber of Representatives - last held 27 9. 2002 (next to be held keine Angabe 2007)
election results: Chamber of Counselors - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - RNI 42, MDS 33, UC 28, MP 27, PND 21, PI 21, USFP 16, MNP 15, PA 13, FFD 12, andere 42; Chamber of Representatives - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - USFP 50, PI 48, PJD 42, RNI 41, MP 27, MNP 18, UC 16, PND 12, PPS 11, UD 10, andere 50
Mosambik unicameral Assembly of the Republic or Assembleia da Republica (250 seats; members are directly elected by popular vote on a secret ballot to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 1-2 12.2004 (next to be held 12. 2009)
election results: percent of vote by party - Frelimo 62%, Renamo 29.7%; seats by party - Frelimo 160, Renamo 90
Namibia bicameral legislature consists of the National Council (26 seats; two members are chosen von each regional council to serve six-year terms) und the National Assembly (72 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
elections: National Council - elections for regional councils, to determine members of the National Council, held 15-16 11.2004 (next to be held 11.2009); National Assembly - last held 15-16 11.2004 (next to be held 11.2009)
election results: National Council - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe; National Assembly - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - SWAPO 55, COD 5, DTA 4, UDF 3, MAG 1, andere 4
Achtung: the National Council is primarily an advisory body
Nauru unicameral Parliament (18 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve three-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 3 5.2003 (next to be held not later than 5.2006)
election results: percent of vote - keine Angabe; seats - Nauru First Party 3, independents 15
Nepal
bicameral Parliament consists of the National Council (60 seats; 35 appointed by the House of Representatives, 10 by the king, und 15 elected by an electoral college; one-third of the members elected every two Jahre to serve six-year terms) und the House of Representatives (205 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
elections: House of Representatives - last held 3 und 17 5.1999 (next election keine Angabe); note - Nepal's Parliament was dissolved on 22 5. 2002
election results: House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - NC 37.3%, CPN/UML 31.6%, NDP 10.4%, NSP 3.2%, Rastriya Jana Morcha 1.4%, Samyukta Janmorcha Nepal 0.8%, NWPP 0.5%, others 14.8%; seats by party - NC 113, CPN/UML 69, NDP 11, NSP 5, Rastriya Jana Morcha 5, Samyukta Janmorcha Nepal 1, NWPP 1
Niederlande bicameral States General or Staten Generaal consists of the First Chamber or Eerste Kamer (75 seats; members indirectly elected by the Land's 12 provincial councils for four-year terms) und the Second Chamber or Tweede Kamer (150 seats; members directly elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
elections: First Chamber - last held 25 5.2003 (next to be held 5.2007); Second Chamber - last held 22 1.2003 (next to be held 5.2007)
election results: First Chamber - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - CDA 23, PvdA 19, VVD 15, Green Party 5, Socialist Party 4, D66 3, andere 6; Second Chamber - percent of vote by party - CDA 28.6%, PvdA 27.3%, VVD 12.9%, Socialist Party 6.3%, List Pim Fortuyn 5.7%, Green Party 5.1%, D66 4.1%; seats by party - CDA 44, PvdA 42, VVD 28, Socialist Party 9, List Pim Fortuyn 8, Green Party 8, D66 6, andere 5
Niederl. Antillen unicameral States or Staten (22 seats - Curacao 14, Bonaire 3, St. Maarten 3, St. Eustatius 1, Saba 1; members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 18 1.2002 (next to be held in 2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PAR 4, PNP 3, PLKP 2, DP St. M 2, UP Bonaire 2, WIPM 1, DP
Achtung: the government of Prime Minister Etienne YS is a coalition of several parties; current government formed after collapse of FOL led government on 4 4.2004
Neukaledonien unicameral Territorial Congress or Congres Territorial (54 seats; members belong to the three Provincial Assemblies or Assemblees Provinciales elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 9 5.2004 (next to be held keine Angabe 2009)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - RPCR-UMP 16, AE 16, UNI-FLNKS 8, UC 7, FN 4, others 3
Achtung: Neukaledonien currently holds 1 seat in the French Senate; elections last held 24 9.2001 (next to be held not later than 9.2007; between now und 2010 Neukaledonien will gain a second seat in the French Senate); results - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe; Neukaledonien also elects 2 seats to the French National Assembly; elections last held 9 und 16 6.2002 (next to be held by 6.2007); results - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - UMP 2
Neuseeland unicameral House of Representatives - commonly called Parliament (120 seats; 69 members elected by popular vote in single-member constituencies einschließlich 7 Maori constituencies, und 51 proportional seats chosen von party lists, all to serve three-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 17 9.2005 (next to be held not later than 15 11.2008)
election results: percent of vote by party - NZLP 41.1%, NP 39.1%, NZFP 5.72%, Green Party 5.3%, Maori 2.12%, UF 2.67%, ACT Neuseeland 1.51%, Progressive 1.16%; seats by party - NZLP 50, NP 48, NZFP 7, Green Party 6, Maori 4, UF 3, ACT Neuseeland 2, Progressive 1
Achtung: results of 2005 election saw the total number of seats increase to 121 because the Maori Party won one more electorate seat than its entitlement under the party vote
Nicaragua unicameral National Assembly or Asamblea Nacional (92 seats; members are elected by proportional representation und party lists to serve five-year terms; one seat for previous President, one seat for runner-up in previous Presidential election
letzte Wahlen: 4 11.2001 (next to be held by 11. 2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - Liberal Alliance (ruling party - einschließlich PCCN, PLC, PALI, PLIUN, und PUCA) 46.03%, FSLN 36.55%, PCN 2.12%; seats by party - Liberal Alliance 53, FSLN 38, PCN 1
Niger unicameral National Assembly (113 seats; note - expanded von 83 seats; members elected by popular vote for five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 4 12.2004 (next to be held 12. 2009)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - MNSD 47, CDS 22, PNDS 17, RSD 7, RDP 6, ANDP 5, Party for Socialism und Democracy in Niger 1, andere 8
Nigeria bicameral National Assembly consists of Senate (109 seats - 3 von each state plus one von Abuja, members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms) und House of Representatives (346 seats, members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
elections: Senate - last held 12 4.2003 (next to be held keine Angabe 2007); House of Representatives - last held 12 4.2003 (next to be held keine Angabe 2007)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - PDP 53.7%, ANPP 27.9%, AD 9.7%; seats by party - PDP 76, ANPP 27, AD 6; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - PDP 54.5%, ANPP 27.4%, AD 8.8%, andere 9.3%; seats by party - PDP 223, ANPP 96, AD 34, andere 6; note - one seat is vacant
Niue unicameral Legislative Assembly (20 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve three-year terms; six elected von a common roll und 14 are village representatives)
letzte Wahlen: 30 4.2005 (next to be held 4.2008)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe
Norfolk Insel unicameral Legislative Assembly (9 seats; members elected by electors who have nine equal votes each but only four votes can be given to any one candidate; members serve three-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 20 10.2004 (next to be held by 12. 2007)
election results: percent of vote - keine Angabe; seats - independents 9 (note - no political parties)
Northern Mariana Inseln bicameral Legislature consists of the Senate (9 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year staggered terms) und the House of Representatives (18 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve two-year terms)
elections: Senate - last held 1 11.2003 (next to be held 5 11.2005); House of Representatives - last held 1 11.2003 (next to be held 5 11.2005)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - Covenant Party 9, Republican Party 7, Democratic Party 1, independent 1
Achtung: the Northern Mariana Inseln does not have a nonvoting delegate in the US Congress; instead, it has an elected official or "resident representative" located in Washington, DC; seats by party - Republican Party 1 (Pedro A. TENORIO)
Norwegen modified unicameral Parliament or Storting (169 seats; members are elected by popular vote by proportional representation to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 12 9.2005 (next to be held 9. 2009)
election results: percent of vote by party - Labor Party 32.7%, Progress Party 22.1%, Conservative Party 14.1%, Socialist Left Party 8.8%, Christian People's Party 6.8%, Center Party 6.5%, Liberal Party 5.9%, Red Electoral Alliance 1.2%, andere 1.9%; seats by party - Labor Party 61, Progress Party 38, Conservative Party 23, Socialist Left Party 15, Christian People's Party 11, Center Party 11, Liberal Party 10
Achtung: for certain purposes, the parliament divides itself into two chambers und elects one-fourth of its membership to an upper house or Lagting
Oman bicameral Majlis Oman consists of an upper chamber or Majlis al-Dawla (58 seats; members appointed by the monarch; has advisory powers only) und a lower chamber or Majlis al-Shura (83 seats; members elected by universal suffrage for four-year term; body has some limited power to propose legislation, but otherwise has only advisory powers)
letzte Wahlen: 4 10.2003 (next to be held keine Angabe 2007)
election results: keine Angabe
Pakistan bicameral Parliament or Majlis-e-Shoora consists of the Senate (100 seats - formerly 87; members indirectly elected by provincial assemblies to serve four-year terms; und the National Assembly (342 seats - formerly 217; 60 seats represent women; 10 seats represent minorities; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
elections: Senate - last held 24 und 27 2.2003 (next to be held by 2.2007); National Assembly - last held 10 10.2002 (next to be held by 10.2006)
election results: Senate results - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PML/Q 40, PPPP 11, MMA 21, MQM/A 6, PML/N 4, keine Angabe 3, PML/F 1, PkMAP 2, ANP 2, PPP/S 2, JWP 1, BNP-Awami 1, BNP-Mengal 1, BNM/H 1, independents 4; National Assembly results - percent of votes by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PML/Q 126, PPPP 81, MMA 63, PML/N 19, MQM/A 17, keine Angabe 16, PML/F 5, PML/J 3, PPP/S 2, BNP 1, JWP 1, PAT 1, PML/Z 1, PTI 1, MQM/H 1, PkMAP 1, independents 3
Palau bicameral Parliament or Olbiil Era Kelulau (OEK) consists of the Senate (9 seats; members elected by popular vote on a Bevölkerung basis to serve four-year terms) und the House of Delegates (16 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
elections: Senate - last held 2 11.2004 (next to be held 11.2008); House of Delegates - last held 2 11.2004 (next to be held 11.2008)
election results: Senate - percent of vote - keine Angabe; seats - independents 9 (four new members elected); House of Delegates - percent of vote - keine Angabe; seats - independents 16 (one new member elected)
Panama unicameral National Assembly (formerly called Legislative Assembly) or Asamblea Nacional (78 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms; note - in 2009, the number of seats will change to 71)
letzte Wahlen: 2 5.2004 (next to be held 3 5.2009)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PRD 40, PA 17, PS 8, MOLIRENA 3, CD 2, PP 2, PLN 1, andere 5
Achtung: legislators von outlying rural districts are chosen on a plurality basis while districts located in more populous towns und cities elect multiple legislators by means of a proportion-based formula
Papua-Neuguinea unicameral National Parliament - sometimes referred to as the House of Assembly (109 seats, 89 elected von open electorates und 20 von provincial electorates; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 15-29 6.2002 und 4.und 5.2003; completed in 5.2003 (voting in the Southern Highlands was not completed during the 6.2002 election period); next to be held not later than 6.2007
election results: percent of vote by party - National Alliance 18%, URP 13%, PDM 12%, PPP 8%, Pangu 6%, PAP 5%, PLP 4%, others 34%; seats by party - National Alliance 19, URP 14, PDM 13, PPP 8, PANGU 6, PAP 5, PLP 4, others 40; note - association with political parties is fluid (2003)
Paraguay bicameral Congress or Congreso consists of the Chamber of Senators or Camara de Senadores (45 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms) und the Chamber of Deputies or Camara de Diputados (80 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
elections: Chamber of Senators - last held 27 4.2003 (next to be held 4.2008); Chamber of Deputies - last held 27 4.2003 (next to be held 4.2008)
election results: Chamber of Senators - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - ANR 16, PLRA 12, UNACE 7, PQ 7, PPS 2, PEN 1; Chamber of Deputies - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - ANR 37, PLRA 21, UNACE 10, PQ 10, PPS 2
Peru unicameral Congress of the Republic of Peru or Congreso de la Republica del Peru (120 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 8 4.2001 (next to be held 9 4.2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - PP 26.3%, APRA 19.7%, UN 13.8%, FIM 11.0%, others 29.2%; seats by party - PP 47, APRA 28, UN 17, FIM 11, others 17
Philippinen bicameral Congress or Kongreso consists of the Senate or Senado (24 seats - one-half elected every three Jahre; members elected at large by popular vote to serve six-year terms) und the House of Representatives or Kapulungan Ng Mga Kinatawan (212 members representing districts plus 24 sectoral party-list members; members elected by popular vote to serve three-year terms; note - the Constitution prohibits the House of Representatives von having more than 250 members)
elections: Senate - last held 10 5.2004 (next to be held in 5. 2007); House of Representatives - elections last held 10 5.2004 (next to be held in 5.2007)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - Lakas 30%, LP 13%, KNP 13%, independents 17%, others 27%; seats by party - Lakas 7, LP 3, KNP (coalition) 3, independents 4, others 6; note - there are 23 rather than 24 sitting senators because one senator was elected Vice President; 14 senators are pro-government, 9 are in opposition; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - Lakas 93, NPC 53, LP 34, LDP 11, others 20; party-listers 24; note - there are 211 rather than 212 sitting representatives because one was appointed Secretary of Tourism (2004)
Pitcairn-Inseln unicameral Insel Council (10 seats - 5 elected by popular vote, 1 nominated by the 5 elected members, 2 appointed by the governor einschließlich 1 seat for the Insel Secretary, the Insel Mayor, und a commissioner liaising between the governor und council; elected members serve one-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 15 12.2004 (next to be held 12. 2005)
election results: percent of vote - keine Angabe; seats - all independents
Polen bicameral legislature consisting of an upper house, the Senate or Senat (100 seats; members are elected by a majority vote on a provincial basis to serve four-year terms), und a lower house, the Sejm (460 seats; members are elected under a complex system of proportional representation to serve four-year terms); the designation of National Assembly or Zgromadzenie Narodowe is only used on those rare occasions when the two houses meet jointly
elections: Senate - last held 25 9.2005 (next to be held by 9.2009); Sejm elections last held 9.25 2005 (next to be held by 9.2009)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PiS 49, PO 34, LPR 7, SO 3, PSL 2, independents 5; Sejm - percent of vote by party - PiS 27%, PO 24.1%, SO 11.4%, SLD 11.3%, LPR 8%, PSL 7%, andere 11.2%; seats by party - PiS 155, PO 133, SO 56, SLD 55, LPR 34, PSL 25, German minorities 2
Achtung: two seats are assigned to ethnic minority parties in the Sejm only
Portugal unicameral Assembly of the Republic or Assembleia da Republica (230 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 20 2.2005 (next to be held 2. 2009); note - President SAMPAIO called for early elections after dissolving parliament on 10 12.2004 because he lacked confidence in the four-month center-right government
election results: percent of vote by party - PS 45.1%, PSD 28.7%, CDU 7.6%, PP 7.3%, BE 6.4%; seats by party - PS 121, PSD 75, CDU 14, PP 12, BE 8
Puerto Rico bicameral Legislative Assembly consists of the Senate (at least 27 seats - currently 29; members are directly elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms) und the House of Representatives (51 seats; members are directly elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
elections: Senate - last held 2 11.2004 (next to be held 11.2008); House of Representatives - last held 2 11.2004 (next to be held 11.2008)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - PNP 43.4%, PPD 40.3%, PIP 9.4%; seats by party - PNP 17, PPD 9, PIP 1; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - PNP 46.3%, PPD 43.1%, PIP 9.7%; seats by party - PNP 32, PPD 18, PIP 1
Achtung: Puerto Rico elects, by popular vote, a resident commissioner to serve a four-year term as a nonvoting representative in the US House of Representatives; aside von not voting on the House floor, he enjoys all the rights of a member of Congress; elections last held 2 11.2004 (next to be held 11.2008); results - percent of vote by party - PNP 48.6%; seats by party - PNP 1; Luis FORTUNO elected resident commissioner
Katar unicameral Advisory Council or Majlis al-Shura (35 seats; members appointed)
Achtung: no legislative elections have been held since 1970 when there were partial elections to the body; Council members have had their terms extended every four Jahre since; the new constitution, which came into force on 8 6.2004, provides for a 45-member Consultative Council, or Majlis al-Shura; the public would elect two-thirds of the Majlis al-Shura; the amir would appoint the remaining members
Reunion unicameral General Council (49 seats; members are elected by direct, popular vote to serve six-year terms) und a unicameral Regional Council (45 seats; members are elected by direct, popular vote to serve six-year terms)
elections: General Council - last held 15 und 22 3.1998 (next to be held keine Angabe); Regional Council - last held 28 3.2004 (next to be held keine Angabe 2010)
election results: General Council - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - various right-wing candidates 13, PCR 10, PS 10, UDF 8, RPR 6, andere left-wing candidates 2; Regional Council (second round) - percent of vote by party - PCR 44.9%, UMP 32.8%, PS-Greens 22.3%; seats by party - PCR 27, UMP 11, PS-Greens 7
Achtung: Reunion elects three representatives to the French Senate; elections last held keine Angabe 2001 (next to be held keine Angabe 2006); results - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe; Reunion also elects five deputies to the French National Assembly; elections last held 9 Juni-16 6.2002 (next to be held keine Angabe 2007); results - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - UMP-RPR 1, UMP 1, PCR 1
Rumänien bicameral Parliament or Parlament consists of the Senate or Senat (137 seats; members are elected by direct, popular vote on a proportional representation basis to serve four-year terms) und the Chamber of Deputies or Adunarea Deputatilor (332 seats; members are elected by direct, popular vote on a proportional representation basis to serve four-year terms)
elections: Senate - last held 28 11.2004 (next to be held 28 11.2008); Chamber of Deputies - last held 28 11.2004 (next to be held 28 11.2008)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by alliance/party - PSD-PUR 37.1%, PNL-PD 31.8%, PRM 13.6%, UDMR 6.2%; seats by party - PSD 46, PNL 28, PD 21, PRM 21, PUR 11, UMDR 10; Chamber of Deputies - percent of vote by alliance/party - PSD-PUR 36.6%, PNL-PD 31.3%%, PRM 12.9%, UDMR 6.2%; seats by party - PSD 113, PNL 64, PD 48, PRM 48, UDMR 22, PUR 19, ethnic minorities 18
Russland bicameral Federal Assembly or Federalnoye Sobraniye consists of the Federation Council or Sovet Federatsii (178 seats; as of 7.2000, members appointed by the top executive und legislative officials in each of the 89 federal administrative units - oblasts, krays, republics, autonomous okrugs und oblasts, und the federal cities of Moscow und St. Petersburg; members serve four-year terms) und the State Duma or Gosudarstvennaya Duma (450 seats; currently 225 seats elected by proportional representation von party lists winning at least 5% of the vote, und 225 seats von single-member constituencies; members are elected by direct, popular vote to serve four-year terms)
elections: State Duma - last held 7 12.2003 (next to be held keine Angabe 12.2007)
election results: State Duma - percent of vote received by parties clearing the 5% threshold entitling them to a proportional share of the 225 party list seats - United Russland 37.1%, CPRF 12.7%, LDPR 11.6%, Motherland 9.1%; seats by party - United Russland 222, CPRF 53, LDPR 38, Motherland 37, People's Party 19, Yabloko 4, SPS 2, andere 7, independents 65, repeat election required 3
Ruanda unicameral National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (53 seats; members elected by direct vote)
letzte Wahlen: 29 9.2003 (next to be held Chamber of Deputies - keine Angabe 2008; Senate - keine Angabe 2011)
election results: seats by party under the 2003 Constitution - RPF 40, PSD 7, PL 6
St. Helena unicameral Legislative Council (16 seats, einschließlich the speaker, 3 ex officio und 12 elected members; members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 27 6.2001 (next to be held 6.2005)
election results: percent of vote - keine Angabe; seats - independents 15
St. Kitts und Nevis unicameral National Assembly (14 seats, 3 appointed und 11 popularly elected von single-member constituencies; members serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 25 10.2004 (next to be held by 2009)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - SKNLP 7, CCM 2, NRP 1, PAM 1
St. Lucia bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (11 seats; six members appointed on the advice of the prime minister, three on the advice of the leader of the opposition, und two after consultation with religious, economic, und social groups) und the House of Assembly (17 seats; members are elected by popular vote von single-member constituencies to serve five-year terms)
elections: House of Assembly - last held 3 12.2001 (next to be held in 12.2006)
election results: House of Assembly - percent of vote by party - SLP 55%, UWP 37%, keine Angabe 3.5%; seats by party - SLP 14, UWP 3
St. Pierre und M. unicameral General Council or Conseil General (19 seats - 15 von St. Pierre und 4 von Miquelon; members are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms)
elections: elections last held 19 und 26 3.2000 (next to be held keine Angabe 4.2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - PS 12, PRG 2, UDF-RPR 5
Achtung: St. Pierre und M. elect 1 seat to the French Senate; elections last held keine Angabe 9.1995 (next to be held keine Angabe 9.2004); results - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - RPR 1; St. Pierre und M. also elects 1 seat to the French National Assembly; elections last held, first round - 9 6. 2002, second round - 16 6.2002 (next to be held keine Angabe 2007); results - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - UDF 1
St. Vincent und Gr. unicameral House of Assembly (21 seats, 15 elected representatives und 6 appointed senators; representatives are elected by popular vote von single-member constituencies to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 28 3.2001 (next to be held by 7.2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - ULP 12, NDP 3
Samoa unicameral Legislative Assembly or Fono (49 seats - 47 elected by voters affiliated with traditional village-based electoral districts, 2 elected by independent, mostly non-Samoan or part-Samoan, voters who cannot, (or choose not to) establish a village affiliation; only chiefs (matai) may stand for election to the Fono von the 47 village-based electorates; members serve five-year terms)
elections: election last held 3 3.2001 (next election to be held not later than 3.2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - HRPP 30, SNDP 13, independents 6
San Marino unicameral Grand und General Council or Consiglio Grande e Generale (60 seats; members are elected by direct, popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 10 6.2001 (next to be held by 6.2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - PDCS 41.4%, PSS 24.2%, PD 20.8%, APDS 8.2%, RC 3.4%, AN 1.9%; seats by party - PDCS 25, PSS 15, PD 12, APDS 5, RC 2, AN 1
Sao Tome und Pr. unicameral National Assembly or Assembleia Nacional (55 seats; members are elected by direct, popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 3 3.2002 (next to be held 3.2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - MLSTP 39.6%, Force for Change Democratic Movement 39.4%, Ue-Kedadji coalition 16.2%; seats by party - MLSTP 24, Force for Change Democratic Movement 23, Ue-Kedadji coalition 8
Saudi-Arabien Consultative Council or Majlis al-Shura (120 members und a chairman appointed by the monarch for four-year terms)
Senegal unicameral National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (120 seats; members are elected by direct, popular vote to serve five-year terms)
Achtung: the former National Assembly, dissolved in the spring of 2001, had 140 seats
letzte Wahlen: 29 4.2001 (next to be held keine Angabe 2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - SOPI Coalition 89, AFP 11, PS 10, andere 10
Serbien und Mont. unicameral Parliament (126 seats - 91 Serbian, 35 Montenegrin - filled by nominees of the two state parliaments for the first two Jahre, after which the Constitutional Charter calls for direct elections
letzte Wahlen: 25 2.2003 (next to be held 2005)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - Serbian parties: SRS 30, DSS 20, DS 13, G17 Plus 12, SPO-NS 8, SPS 8; Montenegrin parties: DPS 15, SNP 9, SDP 4, DSS 3, NS 2, LSCG 2
Seychellen unicameral National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (34 seats - 25 elected by popular vote, 9 allocated on a proportional basis to parties winning at least 10% of the vote; members serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 4-6 12.2002 (next to be held by 2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - SPPF 54.3%, SNP 42.6%, DP 3.1%; seats by party - SPPF 23, SNP 11
Achtung: the 9 awarded seats are apportioned according to the percentage that each party won of the total vote
Sierra Leone unicameral Parliament (124 seats - 112 elected by popular vote, 12 filled by paramount chiefs elected in separate elections; members serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 14 5.2002 (next to be held 5.2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - SLPP 70.06%, APC 22.35%, PLP 3%, others 4.59%; seats by party - SLPP 83, APC 27, PLP 2
Singapur unicameral Parliament (84 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms); note - in addition, there are up to nine nominated members; the losing opposition candidate who came closest to winning a seat may be appointed as a "nonconstituency" member
letzte Wahlen: 3 11.2001 (next to be held not later than 25 6.2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - PAP 75.3% (in contested constituencies), andere 24.7%; seats by party - PAP 82, WP 1, SPP 1
Slowakei unicameral National Council of the Slovak Republic or Narodna Rada Slovenskej Republiky (150 seats; members are elected on the basis of proportional representation to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 20-21 9.2002 (next to be held 9.2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - HZDS-LS 19.5%, SDKU 15.1%, Smer 13.5%, SMK 11.2%, KDH 8.3%, ANO 8%, KSS 6.3%; seats by party - governing coalition 69 (SDKU 22, SMK 20, KDH 15, ANO 12), opposition 81 (HZDS 26, Smer 25, KSS 9, Free Forum 6, People's Union 5, und independents 10)
Slowenien bicameral Parliament consisting of a National Assembly or Drzavni Zbor (90 seats; 40 are directly elected und 50 are selected on a proportional basis; note - the numbers of directly elected und proportionally elected seats varies with each election; members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms) und the National Council or Drzavni Svet (this is primarily an advisory body organized on corporatist principles with limited legislative powers; it may propose laws, ask to review any National Assembly decisions, und call national referenda; members are indirectly elected to five-year terms by an electoral college)
elections: National Assembly - last held 3 10.2004 (next to be held 10.2008)
election results: percent of vote by party - SDS 29.1%, LDS 22.8%, ZLSD 10.2%, NSi 9%, SLS 6.8%, SNS 6.3%, DeSUS 4.1%, andere 11.7%; seats by party - SDS 29, LDS 23, ZLSD 10, NSi 9, SLS 7, SNS 6, DeSUS 4, Hungarian und Italian minorities 1 each
Salomonen unicameral National Parliament (50 seats; members elected von single-member constituencies by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 5 12.2001 (next to be held not later than 12.2005)
election results: percent of vote by party - PAP 40%, SIACC 40%, PPP 20%; seats by party - PAP 16, SIACC 13, PPP 2, SILP 1, independents 18
Somalia unicameral National Assembly
Achtung: fledgling parliament; a 275-member Transitional Federal Assembly; the new parliament consists of 61 seats assigned to each of four large clan groups (Darod, Digil-Mirifle, Dir, und Hawiye) with the remaining 31 seats divided between minority clans
Südafrika bicameral Parliament consisting of the National Assembly (400 seats; members are elected by popular vote under a system of proportional representation to serve five-year terms) und the National Council of Provinces (90 seats, 10 members elected by each of the nine provincial legislatures for five-year terms; has special powers to protect regional interests, einschließlich the safeguarding of cultural und linguistic traditions among ethnic minorities); note - following the implementation of the new constitution on 3 2.1997 the former Senate was disbanded und replaced by the National Council of Provinces with essentially no change in membership und party affiliations, although the new institution's responsibilities have been changed somewhat by the new constitution
elections: National Assembly und National Council of Provinces - last held 14 4.2004 (next to be held keine Angabe 2009)
election results: National Assembly - percent of vote by party - ANC 69.7%, DA 12.4%, IFP 7%, UDM 2.3%, NNP 1.7%, ACDP 1.6%, andere 5.3%; seats by party - ANC 279, DA 50, IFP 28, UDM 9, NNP 7, ACDP 6, andere 21; National Council of Provinces - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe
Spanien bicameral; General Courts or National Assembly or Las Cortes Generales consists of the Senate or Senado (259 seats - 208 members directly elected by popular vote und the andere 51 appointed by the regional legislatures to serve four-year terms) und the Congress of Deputies or Congreso de los Diputados (350 seats; members are elected by popular vote on block lists by proportional representation to serve four-year terms)
elections: Senate - last held 14 3.2004 (next to be held 3.2008); Congress of Deputies - last held 14 3.2004 (next to be held 3.2008)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - PP 49%, PSOE 38.9%, Entesa Catalona de Progress 5.7%, CiU 1.99%, PNV 2.8%, CC 1.4%; seats by party - PP 102, PSOE 81, Entesa Catalona de Progress 12, CiU 4, PNV 6, CC 3; Congress of Deputies - percent of vote by party - PSOE 43.3%, PP 37.8%, CiU 3.2%, ERC 2.5%, PNV 1.6%, IU 3.2%, CC 0.9%; seats by party - PSOE 164, PP 148, CiU 10, ERC 8, PNV 7, IU 2, CC 3, andere 8
Sri Lanka unicameral Parliament (225 seats; members elected by popular vote on the basis of a modified proportional representation system by district to serve six-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 2 4.2004 (next to be held by 2010)
election results: percent of vote by party or electoral alliance - SLFP und JVP 45.6%, UNP 37.83%, TNA 6.84%, JHU 5.97%, SLMC 2.02%, UPF 0.54%, EPDP 0.27%, others 0.93%; seats by party or electoral alliance - SLFP und JVP 105, UNP 82, TNA 22, JHU 9, SLMC 5, UPF 1, EPDP 1
Sudan unicameral National Assembly (360 seats; 270 popularly elected, 90 elected by supra assembly of interest groups known as National Congress; members serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 13-22 12.2000 (next to be held keine Angabe)
election results: NCP 355, others 5
Suriname unicameral National Assembly or Nationale Assemblee (51 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 25 5.2005 (next to be held 5.2010)
election results: percent of vote by party - NF 41.2%, NDP 23.1%, VVV 14.5%, A-Com 7.3%, A1 6.2%, andere 5.9%; seats by party - NF 23, NDP 15, VVV 5, A-Com 5, A1 3
Swasiland bicameral Parliament or Libandla, an advisory body, consists of the Senate (30 seats - 10 appointed by the House of Assembly und 20 appointed by the monarch; members serve five-year terms) und the House of Assembly (65 seats - 10 appointed by the monarch und 55 elected by popular vote; members serve five-year terms)
elections: House of Assembly - last held 18 10.2003 (next to be held 10.2008)
election results: House of Assembly - balloting is done on a nonparty basis; candidates for election are nominated by the local council of each constituency und for each constituency the three candidates with the most votes in the first round of voting are narrowed to a single winner by a second round
Schweden unicameral Parliament or Riksdag (349 seats; members are elected by popular vote on a proportional representation basis to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 15 9.2002 (next to be held 9. 2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - Social Democrats 39.8%, Moderates 15.2%, Liberal Party 13.3%, Christian Democrats 9.1%, Left Party 8.3%, Center Party 6.1%, Greens 4.6%; seats by party - Social Democrats 144, Moderates 55, Liberal Party 48, Christian Democrats 33, Left Party 30, Center Party 22, Greens 17
Schweiz bicameral Federal Assembly or Bundesversammlung (in German), Assemblee Federale (in French), Assemblea Federale (in Italian) consists of the Council of States or Standerat (in German), Conseil des Etats (in French), Consiglio degli Stati (in Italian) (46 seats - members serve four-year terms) und the National Council or Nationalrat (in German), Conseil National (in French), Consiglio Nazionale (in Italian) (200 seats - members are elected by popular vote on the basis of proportional representation to serve four-year terms)
elections: Council of States - last held in most cantons 19 10.2003 (each canton determines when the next election will be held); National Council - last held 19 10.2003 (next to be held 10.2007)
election results: Council of States - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - CVP 15, FDP 14, SVP 8, SPS 6, andere 3; National Council - percent of vote by party - SVP 26.6%, SPS 23.3%, FDP 17.3%, CVP 14.4%, Greens 7.4%, andere small parties all under 5%; seats by party - SVP 55, SPS 54, FDP 36, CVP 28, Green Party 13, andere small parties 14
Syrien unicameral People's Council or Majlis al-Shaab (250 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 2-3 3.2003 (next to be held keine Angabe 2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - NPF 67%, independents 33%; seats by party - NPF 167, independents 83; note - the constitution guarantees that the Ba'th Party (part of the NPF alliance) receives one-half of the seats
Taiwan unicameral Legislative Yuan (225 seats - 168 elected by popular vote, 41 elected on basis of proportion of islandwide votes received by participating political parties, 8 elected von overseas Chinese constituencies on basis of proportion of Insel-wide votes received by participating political parties, 8 elected by popular vote among aboriginal populations; members serve three-year terms) und unicameral National Assembly (300 seat nonstanding body; delegates nominated by parties und elected by proportional representation six to nine months after Legislative Yuan calls to amend Constitution, impeach president, or change national borders)
Achtung: as a result of constitutional amendments approved by the National Assembly on 7 6.2005, the number of seats in the legislature will be reduced von 225 to 113 beginning with the election in 2007; the amendments also eliminate the National Assembly, thus giving Taiwan a unicameral legislature
elections: Legislative Yuan - last held 11 12.2004 (next to be held in 12.2007); National Assembly - last held 14 5.2005
election results: Legislative Yuan - percent of vote by party - DPP 38%, KMT 35%, PFP 15%, TSU 8%, andere parties und independents 4%; seats by party - DPP 89, KMT 79, PFP 34, TSU 12, andere parties 7, independents 4; National Assembly - percent of vote by party - DPP 42.5%, KMT 38.9%, TSU 7%, PFP 6%, others 6.6%; seats by party - DPP 127, KMT 117, TSU 21, PFP 18, others 17 (2005)
Tadschikistan bicameral Supreme Assembly or Majlisi Oli consists of the Assembly of Representatives (lower chamber) or Majlisi Namoyandagon (63 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms) und the National Assembly (upper chamber) or Majlisi Milliy (33 seats; members are indirectly elected, 25 selected by local deputies, 8 appointed by the president; all serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 27 2.und 13 3.2000 for the Assembly of Representatives (next to be held keine Angabe 2010) und 23 3.2000 for the National Assembly (next to be held keine Angabe 2005)
election results: Assembly of Representatives - percent of vote by party - PDPT 74%, CPT 13%, Islamic Revival Party 8%, andere 5%; seats by party - PDPT 49, CPT 4, Islamic Revival Party 2, independents 5, vacant 3; National Assembly - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe
Tansania unicameral National Assembly or Bunge (274 seats - 232 elected by popular vote, 37 allocated to women nominated by the president, five to members of the Zanzibar House of Representatives; members serve five-year terms); note - in addition to enacting laws that apply to the entire United Republic of Tansania, the Assembly enacts laws that apply only to the mainland; Zanzibar has its own House of Representatives to make laws especially for Zanzibar (the Zanzibar House of Representatives has 50 seats, directly elected by universal suffrage to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 29 10.2000 (next to be held 30 10. 2005)
election results: National Assembly - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - CCM 244, CUF 16, CHADEMA 4, TLP 3, UDP 2, Zanzibar representatives 5; Zanzibar House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - CCM 34, CUF 16
Thailand bicameral National Assembly or Rathasapha consists of the Senate or Wuthisapha (200 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms) und the House of Representatives or Sapha Phuthaen Ratsadon (500 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
elections: Senate - last held 4 März, 29 April, 4 Juni, 9 Juli, und 22 7.2000 (next to be held by 3.2006); House of Representatives - last held 6 2.2005 (next to be held in 2. 2009)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - TRT 376, DP 97, TNP 25, PP 2
Togo unicameral National Assembly (81 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 27 10.2002 (next to be held keine Angabe 2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - RPT 72, RSDD 3, UDPS 2, Juvento 2, MOCEP 1, independents 1
Achtung: two opposition parties boycotted the election, the Union of the Forces for Change, und the Action Committee for Renewal
Tokelau unicameral General Fono (21 seats; based upon proportional representation von the three islands elected by popular vote to serve three-year terms; Nukunonu has 6 seats, Fakaofo has 7 seats, Atafu has 8 seats); note - the Tokelau Amendment Act of 1996 confers limited legislative power on the General Fono
letzte Wahlen: 1.2002 (next to be held 1.2005)
Tonga unicameral Legislative Assembly or Fale Alea (30 seats - 12 reserved for cabinet ministers sitting ex officio, nine for nobles selected by the Land's 33 nobles, und nine elected by popular vote; members serve three-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 21 3.2005 (next to be held in 2008)
election results: Peoples Representatives: percent of vote - HRDMT 70%; seats - HRDMT 7, independents 2
Trinidad und Tobago bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (31 seats; 16 members appointed by the ruling party, 9 by the President, 6 by the opposition party for a maximum term of five Jahre) und the House of Representatives (36 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
elections: House of Representatives - last held 7 10.2002 (next to be held by 10.2007)
election results: House of Representatives - percent of vote - PNM 55.5%, UNC 44.5%; seats by party - PNM 20, UNC 16
Achtung: Tobago has a unicameral House of Assembly with 12 members serving four-year terms
Tunesien unicameral Chamber of Deputies or Majlis al-Nuwaab (189 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 24 10.2004 (next to be held 10. 2009)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - RCD 152, MDS 14, PUP 11, UDU 7, Al-Tajdid 3, PSL 2
Türkei unicameral Grand National Assembly of Türkei or Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi (550 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 3 11.2002 (next to be held keine Angabe 2007); note - a special rerun of the General Election in the province of Siirt on 9 3.2003 resulted in the election of Recep Tayyip ERDOGAN to a seat in parliament, a prerequisite for becoming prime minister, on 14 3.2003
election results: percent of vote by party - AKP 34.3%, CHP 19.4%, DYP 9.6%, MHP 8.3%, ANAP 5.1%, DSP 1.1%, und others; seats by party - AKP 363, CHP 178, independents 9; note - parties surpassing the 10% threshold are entitled to parliamentary seats; seats by party as of 1 12.2004 - AKP 368, CHP 171, DYP 4, LDP 1, independents 5, vacant 1
Turkmenistan under the 1992 constitution, there are two parliamentary bodies, a unicameral People's Council or Halk Maslahaty (supreme legislative body of up to 2,500 delegates, some of whom are elected by popular vote und some of whom are appointed; meets at least yearly) und a unicameral Parliament or Mejlis (50 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
elections: People's Council - last held in 4.2003; Mejlis - last held 19 12.2004 (next to be held 12.2009)
election results: Mejlis - DPT 100%; seats by party - DPT 50; note - all 50 elected officials are members of the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan und are preapproved by President NIYAZOV
Achtung: in late 2003, a new law was adopted, reducing the powers of the Mejlis und making the Halk Maslahaty the supreme legislative organ; the Halk Maslahaty can now legally dissolve the Mejlis, und the president is now able to participate in the Mejlis as its supreme leader; the Mejlis can no longer adopt or amend the constitution, or announce referendums or its elections; since the president is both the "Chairman for Life" of the Halk Maslahaty und the supreme leader of the Mejlis, the 2003 law has the effect of making him the sole authority of both the executive und legislative branches of government
Turks und Caicos I. unicameral Legislative Council (19 seats of which 13 are popularly elected; members serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 24 4.2003 (next to be held in 2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - PDM 53.8%, PNP 46.2%; seats by party - PDM 7, PNP 6; note - in by-elections held 7 8.2003, the PNP gained two seats for a majority of 8 seats; PDM now has 5
Tuvalu unicameral Parliament or Fale I Fono, also called House of Assembly (15 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 25 7.2002 (next to be held keine Angabe 2006)
election results: percent of vote - keine Angabe; seats - independents 15
Uganda unicameral National Assembly (303 members - 214 directly elected by popular vote, 81 nominated by legally established special interest groups [women 56, army 10, disabled 5, youth 5, labor 5], 8 ex officio members; members serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 26 6.2001 (next to be held by 6.2006);
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe; note - election campaigning by party was not permitted
Ukraine unicameral Supreme Council or Verkhovna Rada (450 seats; under recent amendments to Ukraine's election law, the Rada's seats are allocated on a proportional basis to those parties that gain 3% or more of the national electoral vote; members serve five-year terms beginning with the next election in 2006)
letzte Wahlen: 31 3.2002 (next to be held 3.2006)
election results: percent of vote by party/bloc - Our Ukraine 24%, CPU 20%, United Ukraine 12%, SPU 7%, Yuliya Tymoshenko Bloc 7%, United Social Democratic Party 6%, andere 24%; seats by party/bloc - Our Ukraine 101, Regions of Ukraine 61, CPU 59, Working Ukraine 14, United Social Democratic Party 33, Agrarian Party 22, SPU 20, Yuliya Tymoshenko Bloc 19, United Ukraine 19, People's Democratic Party-Party of Industrialists und Entrepreneurs 16, Center Group 15, Democratic Initiatives 14, unaffiliated 57 (12.2004)
Achtung: following the election, United Ukraine splintered into the Agrarian Party, European Choice, People's Choice, People's Democratic Party, Regions of Ukraine, und Working Ukraine-Industrialists und Entrepreneurs; these factions have since undergone a number of changes
Ver. Arab. Emirate unicameral Federal National Council (FNC) or Majlis al-Ittihad al-Watani (40 seats; members appointed by the rulers of the constituent states to serve two-year terms)
elections: keine
Achtung: reviews legislation, but cannot change or veto
Großbritannien bicameral Parliament comprised of House of Lords (consists of approximately 500 life peers, 92 hereditary peers und 26 clergy) und House of Commons (646 seats since 2005 elections; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms unless the House is dissolved earlier)
elections: House of Lords - no elections (note - in 1999, as provided by the House of Lords Act, elections were held in the House of Lords to determine the 92 hereditary peers who would remain there; pending further reforms, elections are held only as vacancies in the hereditary peerage arise); House of Commons - last held 5 5.2005 (next to be held by 5.2010)
election results: House of Commons - percent of vote by party - Labor 35.2%, Conservative 32.3%, Liberal Democrats 22%, andere 10.5%; seats by party - Labor 356, Conservative 197, Liberal Democrat 62, andere 31; note - as of 30 9.2005 the seats by party - Labor 354, Conservative 196, Liberal Democrat 62, andere 34
Achtung: in 1998 elections were held for a Northern Irland Assembly (because of unresolved disputes among existing parties, the transfer of power von London to Northern Irland came only at the end of 1999 und has been suspended four times the latest occurring in 10.2002); in 1999 there were elections for a new Scottish Parliament und a new Welsh Assembly
Vereinigte Staaten bicameral Congress consists of the Senate (100 seats, one-third are renewed every two Jahre; two members are elected von each state by popular vote to serve six-year terms) und the House of Representatives (435 seats; members are directly elected by popular vote to serve two-year terms)
elections: Senate - last held 2 11.2004 (next to be held 11.2006); House of Representatives - last held 2 11.2004 (next to be held 11.2006)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - Republican Party 55, Democratic Party 44, independent 1; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - Republican Party 231, Democratic Party 200, undecided 4
Uruguay bicameral General Assembly or Asamblea General consists of Chamber of Senators or Camara de Senadores (30 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms) und Chamber of Representatives or Camara de Representantes (99 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
elections: Chamber of Senators - last held 31 10.2004 (next to be held 10.2009); Chamber of Representatives - last held 31 10.2004 (next to be held 10.2009)
election results: Chamber of Senators - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - EP-FA 16, Blanco 11, Colorado Party 3; Chamber of Representatives - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - EP-FA 52, Blanco 36, Colorado Party 10, Independent Party 1
Usbekistan bicameral Supreme Assembly or Oliy Majlis consists of an Upper House or Senate (100 seats; 84 members are elected by regional governing councils to serve five-year terms und 16 are appointed by the president) und a Lower House or Legislative Chamber (120 seats; elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 26 12.2004 und 9 1.2005 (next to be held 12.2009)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - keine Angabe; Legislative Chamber - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - LDPU 41, NDP 32, Fidokorlar 17, MTP 11, Adolat 9, unaffiliated 10
Achtung: all parties in the Supreme Assembly support President KARIMOV
Vanuatu unicameral Parliament (52 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 6 7.2004 (next to be held 2008)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - UMP 8, VP 8, NUP 10, VRP 4, MPP 3, VGP 3, andere und independent 16; note - political party associations are fluid
Achtung: the National Council of Chiefs advises on matters of culture und language
Venezuela unicameral National Assembly or Asamblea Nacional (165 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms; three seats reserved for the indigenous peoples of Venezuela)
letzte Wahlen: 30 7.2000 (next to be held 7.2005)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - pro-government 108 (MVR 92, MAS 6, indigenous 3, andere 7), opposition 57 (AD 33, COPEI 6, Justice First 5, andere 13)
Vietnam unicameral National Assembly or Quoc-Hoi (498 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 19 5.2002 (next to be held 2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - CPV 90%, andere 10% (the 10% are not CPV members but are approved by the CPV to stand for election); seats by party - CPV 447, CPV-approved 51
Jungfern-Inseln unicameral Senate (15 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve two-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 6 11.2002 (next to be held 2 11. 2004)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - Democratic Party 10, ICM 2, independent 3
Achtung: the Jungfern-Inseln elects one non-voting representative to the US House of Representatives; election last held 6 11.2002 (next to be held 2 11.2004); results - Donna M. CHRISTIAN-CHRISTENSON (Democrat) reelected
Wallis und Futuna unicameral Territorial Assembly or Assemblee Territoriale (20 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 11 3.2002 (next to be held 3.2007)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - RPR und affiliates 13, Socialists und affiliates 7
Achtung: Wallis und Futuna elects one senator to the French Senate und one deputy to the French National Assembly; French Senate - elections last held 27 9.1998 (next to be held by 9. 2007); results - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats - RPR (now UMP) 1; French National Assembly - elections last held 16 6.2002 (next to be held by keine Angabe 2007); results - percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats - RPR (UMP) 1
Jemen a new constitutional amendment ratified on 20 2.2001 created a bicameral legislature consisting of a Shura Council (111 seats; members appointed by the president) und a House of Representatives (301 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 27 4.2003 (next to be held keine Angabe 4. 2009)
election results: percent of vote by party - keine Angabe; seats by party - GPC 228, Islah 47, YSP 7, Nasserite Unionist Party 3, National Arab Socialist Ba'th Party 2, independents 14
Sambia unicameral National Assembly (150 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
letzte Wahlen: 27 12.2001 (next to be held 12. 2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - MMD 45.9%, UPND 32.4%, UNIP 8.8%, FDD 8.1%, HP 2.7%, PF 0.7%, ZRP 0.7%, independents 0.7%; seats by party - MMD 68, UPND 48, UNIP 13, FDD 12, HP 4, PF 1, ZRP 1, independents 1; seats not determined 2
Simbabwe unicameral House of Assembly (150 seats - 120 elected by popular vote for five-year terms, 12 nominated by the president, 10 occupied by traditional chiefs chosen by their peers, und 8 occupied by provincial governors appointed by the president)
letzte Wahlen: 31 3.2005 (next to be held keine Angabe 2010)
election results: percent of vote by party - ZANU-PF 59.6%, MDC 39.5%, andere 0.9%; seats by party - ZANU-PF 78, MDC 41, Independents 1
Quelle, bis auf die teilweisen Übersetzungen kaum Eigenleistung, Stand: Dezember 2005

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