Member of the Legislative Assembly

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A Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA), or a Member of the Legislature (ML), is a representative elected by the voters of a constituency to the legislature or legislative assembly of a sub-national jurisdiction. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_0

Australia Member of the Legislative Assembly_section_0

Members of the Legislative Assembly use the suffix MP in New South Wales and Queensland. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_1

In Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory and Norfolk Island, members are known as MLAs. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_2

However the suffix MP is also commonly used. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_3

South Australia and Tasmania have a House of Assembly and denote its members MHA. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_4

In Victoria members can use either MP or MLA. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_5

In federal parliament, members of the House of Representatives are designated MP and not MHR. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_6

Brazil Member of the Legislative Assembly_section_1

In Brazil, Members of all 26 Legislative Assemblies (Portuguese: Assembléias Legislativas) are called deputados estaduais (English: state deputies). Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_7

The Federal District Legislative Assembly is actually called Legislative Chamber (Portuguese: Câmara Legislativa), and is composed by deputados distritais (English: districtual deputies). Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_8

Unlike the federal legislative body, which is bicameral, Brazilian states legislatures are unicameral. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_9

Members of the Lower House are also called deputies, but they are deputados federais (English: federal deputies). Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_10

Canada Member of the Legislative Assembly_section_2

See also: Office-holders of Canada and Legislative assemblies of Canadian provinces and territories Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_11

In Canada, members of legislative assemblies are members of the elected provincial legislatures and are called MLAs in all provinces and territories, except: Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_12

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Falkland Islands Member of the Legislative Assembly_section_3

Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands use the suffix MLA. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_13

In 2009 the Legislative Council of the Falkland Islands (which had existed since the 1840s) was rep laced with the new Legislative Assembly. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_14

As a result, Members of the Legislative Assembly are often still referred to as Councillors. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_15

Hong Kong Member of the Legislative Assembly_section_4

Members of Hong Kong Legislative Council are referred to as Legco Councillors. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_16

India Member of the Legislative Assembly_section_5

Main article: Member of the Legislative Assembly (India) Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_17

Out of the 28 states and 8 Union Territories (According To 104th amendment act) of India, there is a legislature in all the 28 states and 2 Union Territories (Delhi, Puducherry and Jammu and Kashmir (Union Territory) ). Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_18

A person, provided he is qualified, is elected as an MLA on the basis of universal adult suffrage by an electorate consisting of all citizens above the age of 18 of that state or UT. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_19

In some states, the Governor may appoint 1 member to represent minorities, e.g. the Anglo-Indian community, if he finds that minority inadequately represented in the Legislative Assembly. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_20

Those elected or nominated (by the Governors) to Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) are referred to as Members of Legislative Assembly or MLAs. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_21

Each legislative constituency of the State or UT is represented by only one MLA. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_22

As outlined in the Constitution of India, the number of legislative seats in a legislature cannot be more than 500 members and fewer than 60 members. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_23

However, with an Act of Parliament, the seats can be fewer than 60, as such is the case in the states of Goa, Sikkim, Mizoram and the UT of Puducherry. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_24

Depending on the population and other factors, each State or UT has varying numbers of MLAs, the highest being in the state of Uttar Pradesh (403) and the least in the UT of Puducherry (30). Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_25

Owing to parliamentary democracy, wherein some members of the legislature also act as the executive, some MLAs may have triple responsibilities: as an MLA, as a cabinet minister of a department and/or as a chief minister of that state. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_26

Malaysia Member of the Legislative Assembly_section_6

Main article: State legislative assemblies of Malaysia Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_27

Members of a state legislative assembly comprises elected representatives from single-member constituencies during state elections through the first-past-the-post system. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_28

The majority party in each assembly forms the state government, and the leader of the majority party becomes chief minister of the state. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_29

The state legislative assemblies are unicameral, unlike the bicameral Parliament of Malaysia. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_30

The hereditary rulers or governors are vested with powers to dissolve their respective state legislative assemblies on the advice of the chief minister. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_31

Once dissolved, elections must be carried out within an interim period of sixty (60) days. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_32

Usually, state elections are held simultaneously with the federal parliamentary elections, with the exception of Sarawak, and before 2004, Sabah. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_33

Northern Ireland Member of the Legislative Assembly_section_7

Main article: Member of the Legislative Assembly (Northern Ireland) Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_34

Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly, the devolved legislature of Northern Ireland are known as MLAs (Members of the Legislative Assembly). Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_35

The Assembly was suspended on October 14, 2002 but the persons elected to it at the 2003 Assembly Election were called together on 15 May 2006 under the Northern Ireland Act 2006 for the purpose of electing a First Minister and Deputy First Minister and choosing the members of an Executive (before 25 November 2006) as a preliminary to the restoration of devolved government in Northern Ireland. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_36

Another election was held on 7 March 2007 and powers were restored to the Assembly in May 2007. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_37

South Korea Member of the Legislative Assembly_section_8

Members of Legislative Assembly also known for MLA are called for Members of Provincial Legislative Assembly. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_38

Provincial Legislatures have their members for each provinces. Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_39

United States of America Member of the Legislative Assembly_section_9

Main article: State legislature (United States) Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_40

Wales Member of the Legislative Assembly_section_10

Main article: Member of the Senedd Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_41

Members of the Senedd, the devolved Assembly for Wales, are usually known as MSs or Aelodau o'r Senedd (ASau). Member of the Legislative Assembly_sentence_42


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