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Parliament is the legislative branch of the government of Jamaicamarker. It is a bicameral body, composed of an appointed Senate and an elected House of Representatives.

The Senate (upper house) – the direct successor of a pre-Independence body known as the "Legislative Council" – comprises 21 senators appointed by the governor-general: thirteen on the advice of the Prime Minister and eight on the advice of the Leader of the opposition.

The House of Representatives, the lower house, is made up of 60 (previously 45) Members of Parliament, elected to five-year terms on a first-past-the-post basis in single-seat constituencies.

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