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Italian Parliament

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The Italian Parliament (Italian: Parlamento italiano) is the national parliament of the Italian Republic.

It is the representative body of Italian citizens. It is a bicameral legislature with 945 elected members and a small number of unelected members (parlamentari). The Italian Parliament is made up of the Chamber of Deputies (with 630 members or deputati elected on a national basis)[1] and Senate of the Republic (with 315 members or senatori).[2]

The two houses are independent from one another and never meet jointly.

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  1. Article 56 of the Italian Constitution.
  2. Articles 57, 58, and 59 of the Italian Constitution.