National Congress of Chile

The National Congress of Chile (Spanish: Congreso Nacional de Chile) is the legislative branch of the government of the Republic of Chile.

National Congress of Chile

Congreso Nacional de Chile
Type
Type
HousesSenate
Chamber of Deputies
Leadership
President of the Senate
Fidel Espinoza, PS
Structure
Political groups
Government

Opposition

Others

  •      Independent (1)
Political groups
Government

Opposition

Others

Elections
Open list proportional representation
Meeting place
Valparaíso, Chile
Website
Cámara de Diputados (in Spanish)
Senado (in Spanish)

The National Congress of Chile was founded on July 4, 1811. It is a bicameral legislature composed of the Chamber of Deputies (lower house), of 155 Deputies (120 before 2017) and by the Senate (upper house), formed by 50 Senators (38 before 2017).

The organisation of Congress and its powers and duties are defined in articles 42 to 59 of the current constitution and by the Constitutional Organic Law No. 18,918.

Congress meets in the Chile Congress building, which was built during the last years of the Pinochet regime and stands in the port city of Valparaíso, some 140 km west of the capital, Santiago. This new building replaced the Former National Congress Building, located in downtown Santiago.

On 13 September 1973, the Government Junta of Chile dissolved Congress.[1]

See also

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References

  1. "Junta general names himself as new President of Chile". The Guardian. 14 September 1973. Retrieved 31 October 2018.

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