Chamber of Deputies of Chile

Chamber of Deputies of Chile

Cámara de Diputados de la República de Chile
54th National Congress
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Type
Type
Leadership
Iván Flores [es], PDC
since March 19, 2019
First Vice-President
Loreto Carvajal [es], PPD
since March 19, 2019
Second Vice-President
Pepe Auth [es], Ind-PR
since March 19, 2019
Structure
Seats155
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Political groups
Government (Chile Vamos) (72)

Opposition

Progressive Convergence (35)[1]

Broad Front (15)[1]

Unity for Change (13)[1]

Others (20)

Length of term
4 years
Elections
Proportional representation
Last election
November 19, 2017
Meeting place
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Chamber of Deputies
National Congress of Chile
Valparaíso
http://www.camara.cl

The Honourable Chamber of Deputies of the Republic of Chile (Spanish: Cámara de Diputados) is the lower house of Chile's bicameral Congress. Its organisation and its powers and duties are defined in articles 42 to 59 of Chile's current constitution.

Deputies must: be aged at least 21; not be disqualified from voting; have finished secondary school or its equivalent; and have lived in the corresponding electoral district for at least two years prior to the election.

Since 2017, Chile's congress has been elected through open list proportional representation.

Before 2017, a unique binomial system was used. These system rewards coalition slates. Each coalition could run two candidates for each electoral district's two Chamber seats. Typically, the two largest coalitions in a district divided the seats, one each, among themselves. Only if the leading coalition ticket out-polls the second-place coalition by a margin of more than two-to-one did the winning coalition gain both seats.with seats allocated using the simple quotient.The Chamber of Deputies meets in Chile's National Congress located in the port city of Valparaíso, some 120 km west of the capital, Santiago. The Congress building in Valparaíso replaced the old National Congress, located in downtown Santiago, in 1990.

Political composition (2018-2022)

Current party representation in the Chamber of Deputies[2]
Parliamentary Group[a] Leader Chief Whip Seats[b] Seat Share Political position Ideology
Chile Vamos 72 46.45%
  National Renewal Comittee Mario Desbordes Alejandro Santana 36 23.32% centre-right conservatism
  Independent Democratic Union Comittee Jacqueline Van Rysselberghe Javier Macaya 30 19.35% right-wing conservatism
  Political Evolution and Independents Comittee Hernán Larraín Matte Luciano Cruz-Coke 6 3.87% centre-right classical liberalism
Progressive Convergence 35 22.58%
  Socialist Comittee Álvaro Elizalde Manuel Monsalve 19 12.25% centre-left social democracy
  Party for Democracy Comittee Heraldo Muñoz Ricardo Celis 8 5.16% centre-left social democracy
  Radical and Independents Comittee Carlos Maldonado Alexis Sepúlveda 8 5.16% centre-left social democracy
Broad Front 21 13.54%
  Democratic Revolution and Independents Comittee Catalina Pérez Pablo Vidal 9 5.80% centre-left social democracy
  Humanist, Greens and Independents Mixed Comittee Catalina Valenzuela and Félix González Gatica Tomás Hirsch 6 3.87% left-wing eco-socialism
  Liberal, Commons and Independents Mixed Comittee Luis Felipe Ramos and Javiera Toro Diego Ibañez 6 3.87% centre-left social-liberalism
Christian Democratic Party 14 9.03%
  Christian Democratic Comittee Fuad Chahín Gabriel Ascencio 14 9.03% centre christian democracy
United for Change 13 8.38%
  Communist and Progressive Comittee Guillermo Tellier Daniel Nuñez 9 5.80% far-left communism
  Social Green Regionalist Federation Comittee Jaime Mulet Alejandra Sepúlveda 4 2.58% centre-left eco-socialism, regionalism
Total 155 100%
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