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Parliament: Legislature whose power and function are similar to those dictated by the Westminster system of the United Kingdom
In modern politics and history, a parliament is a legislative body of government. Generally, a modern parliament has three functions: representing the electorate, making laws, and overseeing the government via hearings and inquiries. The term is similar to the idea of a senate, synod or congress, and is commonly used in countries that are current or former monarchies, a form of government with a monarch as the head. Some contexts restrict the use of the word parliament to parliamentary systems, although it is also used to describe the legislature in some presidential systems, even where it is not in the official name.

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Boris Johnson pays tribute to Corbyn on his final PMQs as Labour leader [Video]

Boris Johnson pays tribute to Corbyn on his final PMQs as Labour leader

Boris Johnson pays tribute to Jeremy Corbyn at the start of his final PMQs as Labour leader. In the final session of Parliament before an early Easter recess, the Prime Minister acknowledged Mr..

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Matt Hancock confirms coronavirus death toll reaches 53 in England

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Health secretary Matt Hancock gives a statement in the House of Commons about Covid-19 after the WHO declared the coronavirus was now a pandemic. Mr Hancock said: “This afternoon the World Health..

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PM arrives back at Downing Street after Parliament meetings

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Boris Johnson: HS2 has 'fundamental value' [Video]

Boris Johnson: HS2 has 'fundamental value'

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed to Parliament that the High Speed 2 rail line will go ahead. Report by Barnetth. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on..

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Boris Johnson departs Downing St

Boris Johnson makes his way to Parliament, ahead of this afternoon's announcement on HS2. Report by Barnetth. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..

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