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unicameral

‘having one chamber’. The term is found in reference to parliaments. Thus, the UK has a bicameral parliament consisting of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, whereas the New Zealand Parliament has a unicameral structure.
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'It would be easier to pass bills if we have a unicameral legislative system,' he said.
The diagnosis of a unicameral bone cyst was confirmed by the efflux of straw coloured cyst fluid.
"In the case of Andhra Pradesh, it started with a bicameral legislature but in mid-eighties, it switched over to unicameral legislature and again recently they have reverted to bicameral legislature.
Kuwait, on the other hand, has a unicameral parliament which has much stronger legislative mandate than that of other Gulf countries.
Should Alaska switch to a unicameral? This Note raises the question and then seeks to provide the information necessary to begin to answer it.
Another bad idea is to have a unicameral legislature instead of continuing with our bicameral one.
Si bien los ayatolas detentan las principales instituciones del Estado (lider supremo, asamblea de expertos y guardianes de la revolucion), el dia a dia del gobierno es dirigido por un presidente y un parlamento unicameral, sujetos a su vez a la preeminencia de las leyes coranicas (sharia) sobre cualquier iniciativa, salvo la del enriquecimiento de uranio, que se rige por las leyes de la fisica moderna.
land use and livestock protection, water, Native American legal history, and the state's unicameral legislature.
Tadic's Democratic Party and its allies are projected to win 38.7 percent of the vote, or 103 seats, in the 250-member unicameral assembly, making it certain that they will be the leading force in the house, according to a local independent monitoring organization.
A Commons motion signed by 42 MPs, including the North-East's North Durham and Blyth Valley MPs Kevan Jones and Ronnie Campbell, says the creation of a unicameral Parliament remains a "politically live" issue and will be revisited soon amid continuing debate about the future of the second chamber.
The Labour backbencher tabled an amendment to the first of last night's votes, which would have removed the upper chamber altogether to create a 'unicameral' system.
The 2005 session of the Nebraska Unicameral and proposals to be considered by the Legislature in 2006 appear to be ignoring these virtues, and may be placing the state and its rural communities down a path of extensive school consolidation through deprivation of much needed state funds.