Gylian Chamber of Deputies

Chamber of Deputies

Chambre des députés (French)
13th Parliament
Type
Type
Leadership
Speaker
Veþi Duósu, Independent
Structure
Seats500
Political groups
Government
     National Bloc
     Centre Group
     Non-inscrits and independents
Opposition
     Progressive Alliance
     Liberal Union
     Union for Freedom and Prosperity
     Non-inscrits and independents
Joint committees
28
Elections
Single transferable vote
Last election
22 January 2020
Next election
22 January 2024
Meeting place
Parliament Building, Mişeyáke, Mişeyáke
Website
http://www.parliament.gls/deputies/
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The Chamber of Deputies (French: Chambre des députés) is the lower house of the bicameral federal Gylian Parliament. It has 500 part-time deputies, who are elected from multi-member cironscriptions through single transferable vote.

It is the responsible house of the federal legislature, and performs a largely deliberative and delegative role within Gylian politics.

Location

The Chamber of Deputies meets in the Parliament Building in Mişeyáke. Its sessions take place in a separate chamber than the Senate's.

Seating arrangements

The Chamber of Deputies has a hemicycle configuration. Parties are arranged from left to right from the Speaker's chair based on their position on the political spectrum.

Non-inscrits and independent deputies are grouped together in the middle of the chamber.

Speaker

The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies is chosen in the first session after a federal election, and presides over the Chamber's sessions.

A Speaker renounces party affiliation on assuming the office.

The current Speaker is Veþi Duósu.

Historical composition of the Chamber of Deputies

  RR
  PA
  LU
  CG
  NB
  UFP
  CC
  FROS
  NI
1962–1969
5 90 64 66 55 4 1
1969–1976
2 89 57 76 59 1 1
1976–1980
84 84 35 99 32 60 1
1980–1985
85 80 33 88 33 68 8
1985–1990
70 85 55 136 54 100 20
1990–1995
63 64 255 55 60 3
1995–2000
64 68 250 53 62 3
2000–2004
68 70 236 60 64 2
2004–2008
69 72 236 57 64 2
2008–2012
70 80 216 64 68 2
2012–2016
90 75 184 64 85 2
2016–2020
88 76 185 63 86 2