Commons:Categories for discussion/2012/02/Category:Afghan parliamentary election, 2005
I question whether we should characterize all national assemblies as Parliaments. I have no problem calling the national assemblies of countries of the British Commonwealth "Parliaments". But unless a non-commonwealth country calls their national assembly a parliament shouldn't it be called whatever the locals call it?
The US Congress is not a Parliament -- and we don't call it a Parliament.
(Representatives to the upper house, the Meshrano Jirga, are appointed, not elected.)
I have written elsewhere of a routine practice that I think should be deprecated:
- Good faith contributor comes across a category with a name they don't like;
- Good faith contributor decides to create an essentially parallel category, and without discussing it with anyone else, removes all the elements from the old category and places them in the new category;
- An administrator comes by, and deletes the old category is empty, without realizing its contents were silently stolen.
Sometimes the new name is superior -- other times they are inferior, parochial, poorly thought out. This isn't quite what happened here, as the original categor didn't specify a year -- as the 2010 elections hadn't occurred when it ws created.