Majlis al-Nuwwab

Majlis al-Nuwwab (Arabic: مجلس النواب), literally Assembly of Deputies, is used in a number of countries as the Arabic-language name for the lower, directly elected house of a bicameral legislature. As a closer parallel to the idea of representative democracy, it is usually contrasted against the Tradition of Majlis al Shura (council of consultants, usually more associated with non-legislative assemblies of advisors to a ruler or, more recently, the upper houses of bicameral parliaments).

The word is used as the official name of the following:

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