House of Representatives of New Zealand

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The House of Representatives of New Zealand is the only chamber of the New Zealand legislature. The House and the Queen of New Zealand form the Parliament of New Zealand. There are 120 people who are elected to the House, who are called Members of Parliament.

New Zealand follows the Westminster system of government. It is governed by a cabinet and Prime Minister, who are from the party which has a majority in the House of Representatives.

Usually, there are no more than three years between elections in New Zealand. The last elections were in 2011. The next elections are scheduled for 20 September 2014.