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Government, Legislature

bicameral Parliament, minority party, Legislative authority, House of Representatives, governor-general

Legislative authority is vested in the bicameral Parliament. The 60 members of the House of Representatives are popularly elected to terms of up to five years. The 21 members of the Senate are appointed by the governor-general, 13 in accordance with suggestions by the prime minister, and the remaining 8 on the advice of the leader of the minority party.



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bicameral Parliament, minority party, Legislative authority, House of Representatives, governor-general, Senate, prime minister, leader, advice, accordance, suggestions, members, terms

 
 

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