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A congress is a gathering of people.

Congress is the name of the main legislative body in a nation that operates under a congressional system of government.

A congress is different from a parliament in that it has no Prime Minister as its leader, and rarely has a sitting member as the nation's Head of State or Head of Government.

Countries with Congresses:

Congress is included in the name of several political parties:

Congress has also been used to describe certain historical gatherings of independence-minded nationalists or revolutionaries:

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