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Government, Legislature

Shia Muslim, constitutional amendments, Chamber of Deputies, speaker of parliament, National Assembly

Lebanonís one-house parliament, previously called the Chamber of Deputies, was renamed the National Assembly in 1979. Under the constitutional amendments of 1990, seats are allocated equally between Christians and Muslims, and the speaker of parliament must be a Shia Muslim. A 1992 amendment expanded membership from 108, which was set in 1990, to 128. Members of parliament are elected to four-year terms.



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