Lower house

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Lower house refers to one of the houses of a bicameral legislature. Typically, the lower chamber in such a legislature is more numerous than that in the upper house. The lower house is more often elected by the people, though details vary from country to country. Additionally, members of a lower house generally stand for re-election more frequently than members of an upper house. For instance, US Senators (upper house) stand for election every 6 years, while Representatives (lower house) face elections on a biennial basis.

Examples of Lower Houses

The following are examples of lower houses in various bicameral legislatures throughout the world today.