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New Zealand Legislature (parliament) Stats

Definitions

  • Lower house members: Members of the lower house of the legislature or of the only chamber in a unicameral system.
  • People per member: Number of people each member of the legislature represents on average. The number of members of the legislature is the sum of the members of all chambers of parliament, if applicable.
  • Strongly bicameral?: Political scientist Robert A. Dahl compares the constitutions of countries which have been “steadily democratic since 1950” on the characteristic of bicameralism, determing if there are two houses in the legislature, both with substantial powers. (Strongly bicameral or not strongly bicameral).
  • Term of office for lower house members: Members of the lower (or sole) house.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Total members of parliament: Number of members of the legislature (sum of members of all chambers of parliament where applicable).
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Lower house members 122 2014 74th out of 116
People per member 35,458 2014 73th out of 116
Strongly bicameral? No 1950
Term of office for lower house members 3 2014 177th out of 183
Total members of parliament 122 2014 81st out of 116

SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of legislatures by number of members; How Democratic is the American Constitution? Robert A. Dahl.2001. ISBN 0-300-09218-0. Table 1.; Wikipedia: Term of office (Terms of office by country)

Citation

"New Zealand Legislature (parliament) Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/New-Zealand/Government/Legislature-(parliament)

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