The Parliament of Wallonia (French: Parlement de Wallonie), formerly the Walloon Parliament (Parlement wallon) and previously the Walloon Regional Council (Conseil régional wallon), is one of the three self-governing regions of Belgium (the other two being Flanders and the Brussels-Capital Region). The parliament building, the former Hospice Saint-Gilles, is situated in Namur, the capital of Wallonia, at the symbolic confluence of the Meuse and the Sambre, the two main rivers of the most inhabited parts of Wallonia, the Sillon industriel. On the other side of the Meuse, facing the Parliament, is the Élysette, the seat of the Walloon government.
All members of the Parliament of Wallonia are also members of the Parliament of the French Community, except for German-speaking members (currently Monika Dethier-Neumann and Edmund Stoffels) who represent the German-speaking population and are advisory members of the Parliament of the German-speaking Community.
The parliament exercises several functions:
This is the composition of the Walloon Parliament following the 2014 regional election.
The Walloon Parliament is the only Belgian parliament which still uses arrondissement-based constituencies. The federal Chamber of Representatives and the Flemish Parliament both merged theirs into larger province-based constituencies.
Català Parlament Való ▪ Deutsch Wallonisches Parlament ▪ Ελληνικά Βαλλωνικό Κοινοβούλιο ▪ Español Parlamento Valón ▪ Français Parlement de Wallonie ▪ Frysk Waalsk Parlemint ▪ Nederlands Waals Parlement ▪ Русский Парламент Валлонии ▪ Українська Парламент Валлонії ▪ Walon Pårlumint walon ▪
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