Despite its official position "below" the upper house, in many legislatures worldwide, the lower house has come to wield more power. The lower house typically is the more numerous of the two chambers. A legislature composed of only one house is described as unicameral.
In comparison with the upper house, lower houses frequently display certain characteristics.
Many lower houses are named in the following manner: House/Chamber of Representatives/the People/Commons/Deputies.
|Government||Lower House Unique Name||Meaning|
|Czech Republic||Poslanecká sn?movna||Chamber of Deputies|
|Greece||?||Council of the Hellenes|
|India||Lok Sabha||House of the People|
|Indonesia||Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat||People's Representative Council|
|Ireland||Dáil Éireann||Assembly of Ireland|
|Isle of Man||House of Keys|
|Italy||Camera dei Deputati||Chamber of Deputies|
|Malaysia||Dewan Rakyat||People's Hall|
|Myanmar||Pyithu Hluttaw||House of Representatives|
|Netherlands||Tweede Kamer||Second Chamber|
|Spain||Congreso de los Diputados||Congress of Deputies|