House of Commons (Sokala)

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House of Commons
Ang Kapulungan ng mga Karaniwan
51st Parliament
House of Commons Coat of Arms
Type
TypeLower house of the Parliament of Sokala
Term limitsup to four terms (8 years)
EstablishedNovember 13, 1920
Leadership
SpeakerTerista Manuel
Since 27 July 2013
PresidentDomingo Rolex, Victory Party
Since 27 July 2013
Structure
Seats500
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Political groupsHis Excellency's Government

His Excellency's Opposition

Speaker of the House

Elections
Voting systemRanked choice voting
Last election2 May 2019
Next election2 May 2021
Motto
Magkaisa sa Hustisya at Kapayapaan
Meeting place
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The House of Commons's seat


The House of Commons (domestically known as the Commons), is the lower house and the de facto primary chamber of the Parliament of Sokala. Like the upper house, the House of Lords, it meets in the Palasyo ng Paham.

The Commons is an elected body consisting of 500 members known as members of Parliament (MPs). MPs are elected to represent constituencies by the ranked-choice voting and hold their seats until Parliament is dissolved.

The House of Commons of Sokala was established in the 19th century as part of Morstaybishlian efforts to give Sokala autonomy. It served as the secondary legislative body, serving under the Great Morstaybishlian Parliament. In 1920, A new House of Commons was established after the declaration of independence. It gave the Commons considerably more power than the House of Lords

Under the Parliament Acts 1920 and 2008, the Lords' power to reject legislation was reduced to a delaying power. The government is solely responsible to the House of Commons and the president stays in office only as long as they retain the confidence of a majority of the Commons.