unicameralism

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unicameralism

1. a representative form of government with a single legislative chamber.
2. an advocacy of unicameral structure. — unicameralist, n.unicameral, adj.
See also: Government
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Translations
monocaméralismemonocamérisme
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The wording in the Charter implies joint, but only because of mis-editing by the 1987 stylists of a unicameral legislature. Senators want separate voting, the way they enact laws as a bicameral body.
It is inconceivable that the senators and representatives, who are arguably the major beneficiaries of the present democratic dispensation, will enact laws in favour of unicameral legislature or drastic reduction in their emoluments.
class="MsoNormalAt the dawn of independence, between 1963 and 1964, Kenya had a parliamentary system in which a prime minister exercised executive authority through the unicameral legislature.
Bangladeshi citizens elected 300 members of the country's unicameral legislature earlier on Sunday.
The island of about 166,000 American citizens elected women to be governor and to hold 10 of the 15 seats in the unicameral Legislature.
After weeks of conspicuous silence, the Ortega regime finally responded in early February by introducing a curious "electoral reform" bill that the unicameral legislature, dominated by the governing party, the Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional (FSLN), quickly approved.
For instance, the framers of the 1987 Constitution forgot to make the necessary changes - when they opted for a bicameral instead of a unicameral legislature - to clarify whether the House of Representatives and the Senate should vote separately or jointly when convened into a constituent assembly to propose Charter amendments, and had been a constant source of disagreement between the two chambers of Congress.
One proposal from congressmen is for a constitutional amendment to set up a unicameral legislature - without a Senate.
The lawmaker also said a unicameral legislature is preferable to speed up the process of enacting needed laws and avoid duplication of functions and save public resources.
The only other state where impeachments are handled by the judiciary is Nebraska, which has a unicameral legislature. The only time in modern state constitutional history that a statewide elected official has been impeached was in 1994, when Secretary of State Judith Moriarty was ousted for having backdated her sons paperwork for a state House seat.
Pakistan adopted bicameralism in 1973, though it became a federation in 1947 but remained under a unicameral legislature according to early two constitutions (of 1956 and 1962) which severely compromised the basic essentials of federalism.