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lower house

Politics one of the two houses of a bicameral legislature: usually the larger and more representative house
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During a visit to the Lower House of Parliament on Wednesday, where he met with House speaker Atef Tarawneh in the presence of members of the House's permanent committee and a number of ministers, Esnour praised the democratic atmosphere that prevailed during the election of the speaker and members of the House's permanent office.
Among the issues that were taken up in both the Houses, financial business dominated the proceedings of the Lower House taking 51 per cent of its time while in the Upper House it took 24 hours.
These were the things that needed to be cleaned up before the Lower House could approve the document, Secretary of Budget and Management Florencio Butch Abad said.
Speaker of the Afghan parliament's lower house Abdul Raul Ibrahimi will brief about situation in Afghanistan after the presidential elections.
Under Article 59 of the Constitution, a bill can be passed by the lower house with a two-thirds majority if the upper house fails to vote on it within 60 days of receiving the bill from the lower house.
In a lower house election, Abe gained 328 votes of 478 valid votes in the 480-seat chamber, Xinhua reported.
The houses of parliament have been given new names with the lower house, the People's Assembly, being renamed the House of Representatives and the upper house, the Shura Council becoming the Senate.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi attended a session of parliament Monday for the first time since she won a lower house seat in by-elections in April.
Summary: The Muslim Brotherhood claimed in its own newspaper on Friday it had scored an outright majority in an election for Egypt's upper house of parliament after having emerged as the top party in an earlier lower house vote.
NNA - 29/01/2012 (Reuters) - Polls opened on Sunday in an election for Egypt's upper house of parliament, with Islamists seeking to repeat the success they enjoyed in elections for the lower house.
Japan: Computers in Japan s lower house of parliament were hit by cyberattacks from a server based in China that left information exposed for at least a month, a report said Tuesday.
The Moroccan delegation includes members of the Upper and Lower houses, said a statement of the Lower House.

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