The Parliament of the Commonwealth of America meets in the Houses of Parliament in Philadelphia. It consists of two houses - the 311-member House of Commons, elected by a simple first-past-the-post system from single-member constituencies, and the 60-member Senate, half of which are elected via proportional representation on a state-by-state basis, and the other half being appointed by the Governor-General.
Results, 2004 Parliamentary Election
House of Commons
- United Nationalist Party (Newton Gingrich): 178 seats (+18)
- Progressive Democratic Party (John Edwards): 125 seats (-17)
- American Green Party (Ralph Nader): 5 seats (-2)
- People's Party of America (Dick Cheney): 3 seats (+1)