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Infobox to be used in articles about a legislature (see Legislature#Lists of titles of legislatures for a list of likely names for bodies this template could be used in) as a whole, or any chamber found within a unicameral, bicameral, tricameral or tetracameral assembly.

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Infobox to be used in articles about a legislature as a whole, or any chamber found within a unicameral, bicameral, tricameral or tetracameral assembly.

Usage

This is a template meant to be used in articles referring to legislatures (national, sub-national, federal, local, unicameral, bicameral, each of the chambers (if bicameral) or the whole body) that exist (currently function) or that don't exist (defunct legislative, disbanded ones).

Syntax

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{{Infobox legislature
| name               = 
| native_name        = 
| native_name_lang   = 
| transcription_name = 
| legislature        = 
| coa_pic            = 
| coa_res            = 
| coa_alt            = 
| coa_caption        = 
| logo_pic           = 
| logo_res           = 
| logo_alt           = 
| logo_caption       = 
| house_type         = 
| body               = 
| jurisdiction       = 
| houses             = 
| term_limits        = 
| foundation         = <!--{{Start date|YYYY|MM|DD}}-->
| disbanded          = <!--{{End date|YYYY|MM|DD}}-->
| preceded_by        = 
| succeeded_by       = 
| new_session        = 
| leader1_type       = 
| leader1            = 
| party1             = 
| election1          = 
| leader2_type       = 
| leader2            = 
| party2             = 
| election2          = 
| leader3_type       = 
| leader3            = 
| party3             = 
| election3          = 
| leader4_type       = 
| leader4            = 
| party4             = 
| election4          = 
| leader5_type       = 
| leader5            = 
| party5             = 
| election5          = 
| leader6_type       = 
| leader6            = 
| party6             = 
| election6          = 
| leader7_type       = 
| leader7            = 
| party7             = 
| election7          = 
| seats              = 
| house1             = 
| house2             = 
| structure1         = 
| structure1_res     = 
| structure1_alt     = 
| structure2         = 
| structure2_res     = 
| structure2_alt     = 
| political_groups1  = 
| political_groups2  = 
| committees1        = 
| committees2        = 
| joint_committees   = 
| term_length        = 
| authority          = 
| salary             = 
| seats1_title       = 
| seats1             = 
| seats2_title       = 
| seats2             = 
| seats3_title       = 
| seats3             = 
| seats4_title       = 
| seats4             = 
| seats5_title       = 
| seats5             = 
| seats6_title       = 
| seats6             = 
| seats7_title       = 
| seats7             = 
| seats8_title       = 
| seats8             = 
| voting_system1     = 
| voting_system2     = 
| first_election1    = 
| first_election2    = 
| first_election3    = 
| last_election1     = 
| last_election2     = 
| last_election3     = 
| next_election1     = 
| next_election2     = 
| next_election3     = 
| redistricting      = 
| motto              = 
| session_room       = 
| session_res        = 
| session_alt        = 
| meeting_place      = 
| session_room2      = 
| session_res2       = 
| session_alt2       = 
| meeting_place2     = 
| website            = <!--{{URL|www.example.com}}-->
| constitution       =
| footnotes          = 
}}


Parameter descriptions

The parameters are:

  • name – the name of the Parliament/House (e.g. House of Commons (UK); Parliament of Romania)
  • native_name – the name of the Parliament/House in the native language; use {{Plainlist}} for more than one native language (e.g. Parlamentul of României).
  • native_name_lang – the language of the native name; use ISO 639-2 code, e.g. "fr" for French; if there is more than one native name, in different languages, enter those names using {{Lang}}, instead
  • transcription_name – the name of the Parliament/House in transliteration from the native language alphabet (if different than Latin alphabet). Use Template:Tld for more than one native language
  • legislature – the term of the ongoing session (e.g.: "40th Canadian Parliament"; "10th Legislature (of Las Cortes Generales)")
  • coa_pic – image name for coat of arms (Optional)
  • coa_res – width in pixels for coa_pic image (Optional); defaults to 170px (about 75% of thumbnail size 220px but will vary if changed in Special:Preferences) due to use of upright in template (see Template:Section link)
  • coa_altalternative text for coa_pic image
  • coa_caption – caption text to be display below coa_pic image (Optional)
  • logo_pic – image name for logo (Optional)
  • logo_res – width in pixels for logo_pic image (Optional); defaults to 170px (about 75% of thumbnail size 220px but will vary if changed in Special:Preferences) due to use of upright in template (see Template:Section link)
  • logo_altalternative text for logo_pic image
  • logo_caption – caption text to be displayed below logo_pic image (Optional)
  • house_type – For houses, one of upper house, lower house, or unicameral house; for legislatures as a whole, one of unicameral, bicameral, tricameral, or tetracameral. The template will turn the input into a wikilink
  • body – name of large legislative assembly if a chamber
  • jurisdiction
  • houses – names of the houses that make up the assembly; if more than one, separate with <br />
  • term_limits
  • foundation – date founded; use {{Start date}}
  • disbanded – date disbanded; use {{End date}}
  • preceded_by – preceding legislature
  • succeeded_by – succeeding legislature
  • new_session – date of the new session; use {{Start date}}
  • leader1_type – title of a chamber leader (speaker, chairman, president, etc.)
  • leader1 – leader of the chamber
  • party1 – political party of leader
  • election1 – date that leader was elected
  • leader2_typeidem
  • leader2 idem
  • party2idem
  • election2idem
  • leader3_typeidem
  • leader3idem
  • party3idem
  • election4idem
  • leader4_typeidem
  • leader4idem
  • party4idem
  • election5idem
  • leader5_typeidem
  • leader5idem
  • party5idem
  • election6idem
  • leader6_typeidem
  • leader6idem
  • party6idem
  • election6idem
  • leader7_typeidem
  • leader7idem
  • party7idem
  • election7idem
  • seats – the (total) number of seats in the assembly; if more than one, separate with <br />
  • house1 – name of the upper/lower house
  • house2 – name of the lower/upper house
  • structure1 – image name for diagram of the political structure of house1 (Optional)
  • structure1_res – width in pixels for structure1 image (Optional); defaults to 120px due to a setting in template
  • structure1_altalternative text for structure1 image
  • structure2 – image name for diagram of the political structure of house2 (Optional)
  • structure2_res – width in pixels for structure2 image (Optional); defaults to 120px due to a setting in template
  • structure2_altalternative text for structure2 image
  • political_groups1 – list of the political parties/groups represented in house1
  • political_groups2 – list of the political parties/groups represented in house2
  • committees1 – list of the committees in house1
  • committees2 – list of the committees in house2
  • joint_committees – list of the joint committees
  • term_length
  • authority
  • salary
  • seats1_title
  • seats1
  • seats2_title
  • seats2
  • seats3_title
  • seats3
  • seats4_title
  • seats4
  • seats5_title
  • seats5
  • seats6_title
  • seats6
  • seats7_title
  • seats7
  • seats8_title
  • seats8
  • voting_system1 – the voting system used for the house1
  • voting_system2 – the voting system used for the house2
  • first_election1 – the first election date for the house1
  • first_election2 – the first election date for the house2
  • first_election3 – the first general election date
  • last_election1 – the last election date for the house1
  • last_election2 – the last election date for the house2
  • last_election3 – the last general election date
  • next_election1 – the next election date for house1
  • next_election2 – the next election date for house2
  • next_election3 – the next general election date
  • redistricting
  • motto – Motto
  • session_room – image of the session room (Optional)
  • session_res – width in pixels for session_room image (Optional); defaults to 220px (but will vary if thumbnail size is changed in Special:Preferences)
  • session_altalternative text for session_room image
  • meeting_place – place where it meets: room, building, or city (e.g. Palatul Parlamentului, Bucureşti); displayed as caption below session_room image
  • session_room2 – second image of the session room (Optional)
  • session_res2 – width in pixels for session_room2 image (Optional); defaults to 220px (but will vary if thumbnail size is changed in Special:Preferences)
  • session_alt2alternative text for session_room2 image
  • meeting_place2 – second place where it meets: room, building, or city; displayed as caption below session_room2 image
  • website – the assembly's/house's official website (Optional); use {{URL}}
  • constitution
  • footnotes – any necessary footnotes (Optional)

Microformat

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{{{name}}}
Type
Type {{{house_type}}}
Houses {{{houses}}}
Leadership
History
Established {{{foundation}}}
Disbanded {{{disbanded}}}
Preceded by {{{predecessor}}}
Succeeded by {{{successor}}}
Structure
Members {{{members}}}
{{{house1}}} Political groups {{{political_groups1}}}
{{{house2}}} Political groups {{{political_groups2}}}
{{{house1}}} Committees {{{committees1}}}
{{{house2}}} committees {{{committees2}}}
Joint committees {{{joint_committees}}}
{{{house1}}} Voting system {{{voting_system1}}}
{{{house2}}} Voting system {{{voting_system2}}}
{{{house1}}} Last election {{{last_election1}}}
{{{house2}}} Last election {{{last_election2}}}
{{{house1}}} Next election {{{next_election1}}}
{{{house2}}} Next election {{{next_election2}}}
{{{last_election3}}}
{{{next_election3}}}
Meeting place
{{{meeting_place}}}
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