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Parliament of Italy

NameItalian Parliament
Background ColorGreen
Text Colorwhite
Native NameParlamento Italiano
Coa PicItaly-Emblem.svg
House TypeBicameral
HousesSenate of the Republic
Chamber of Deputies
Leader1 TypePresident of the Senate
Leader1Renato Schifani
Election1April 29, 2008
Leader2 TypePresident of the Chamber
Leader2Gianfranco Fini
Election2April 30, 2008
and 7 Senators for life
House1Senate of the Republic
House2Chamber of Deputies
Structure1Italian Senate composition.svg
Structure1 Res200px
Structure2Italian Chamber of Deputies composition.svg
Structure2 Res200px
Political Groups1  PdL 135
  PD 112
  Lega Nord 26
  UDC, SVP, and Autonomy 14
  IdV 12
  FLI 10
  Mixed group 6
Political Groups2  PdL 234
  PD 206
  Lega Nord 59
  FLI 37
  UDC 35
  IdV 24
  Mixed group 35
Last Election1April 13 � 14, 2008
Last Election2April 13 � 14, 2008
Meeting PlaceChamber of Deputies-Palazzo Montecitorio
Senate of the Republic-Palazzo Madama

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The Parliament of Italy ( ) is the national parliament of Italy. It is a bicameral legislature with 946 elected members (parlamentari). The Chamber of Deputies, with 630 members (deputati) is the lower house. The Senate of the Republic is the upper house and has 315 members (senatori).

Since 2005, a party list electoral law is being used in both houses. A majority prize is given to the coalition obtaining a plurality: at national level for the Chamber, at regional level for the Senate.

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