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, General Courts) is the legislature of Spain. It is a bicameral parliament, composed of the Congress of Deputies (the lower house) and the Senate (the upper house). The Cortes has power to enact any law and to amend the constitution. Moreover, the lower house has the power to confirm and dismiss the President of the Government, commonly known in English language publications as 'prime minister'. However, because Spain is a European Union (EU) member state, it shares its authority with the council and parliament of the EU in certain legislative areas prescribed by treaties to which Spain is a party. - Source: Wikipedia

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