Unicameral System


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Unicameral System

 

in state law, the structure of a legislative body composed of one chamber. The unicameral system is found as a rule in unitary states. For instance, in the USSR the Supreme Soviets of the Union and of autonomous republics are unicameral bodies. (See alsoBICAMERAL SYSTEM.)

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These are some of the pitfalls of the parliamentary unicameral system of government that our neighbors have.
House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability Chairman Johnny Pimentel of Surigao del Sur said that, with a unicameral system, it would be easier to accomplish its agenda.
Egan of Valdez, who would go on to become Alaska's first state governor in 1959, (91) argued that a unicameral system would be unwise when Alaska's people had barely had a chance to experience the traditional bicameral system.
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I also defend a unicameral system, not dual one," Erdoy-an said, revealing that he envisages a presidential system in which the president is a king-like figure.