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The National Congress (Spanish: Congreso Nacional) is the legislative branch of the government of the Republic of Chile. Chile, officially the Republic of Chile ( Spanish:) is a country in South America occupying a long and narrow Coastal strip wedged between the The Politics of Chile takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic Republic, whereby the President The current Political Constitution of the Republic of Chile, approved by Chilean voters in a tightly controlled Plebiscite on September 11 1980 Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria beˈɾonika mɪˈʃɛl baʃˈle ˈxeɾja / --> (born September 29 1951) is a center-left politician and The Senate of the Republic of Chile is the upper house of Chile 's bicameral National Congress, as established in the current Constitution of Chile The Chamber of Deputies of the Republic of Chile (Cámara de Diputados is the lower house of Chile 's bicameral Congress. This article lists political parties in Chile. Chile has a Multi-party system, within a system with two dominant coalitions Chile holds nationwide presidential parliamentary and municipal elections A presidential election took place in Chile on Sunday December 11 2005. The Chilean presidential election of 2009 is scheduled by law to take place on Friday December 11 2009. The 2005 Chilean parliamentary election took place on December 11 2005, in conjunction with the presidential election. ||-||} Chile is divided into 15 Regions (in Spanish, regiones; singular región) each of which is headed by an Intendant ( intendente Chile is divided into 53 Provinces grouped into 15 regions. Each province is headed by a governor ( gobernador) appointed by the president A commune (comuna is the smallest administrative subdivision in Chile and may contain Cities, Towns Villages, Hamlets as well as Rural Since its return to democracy in 1990 Chile has been an active participant in the international political arena Information on politics by country is available for every Country, including both De jure and De facto independent A legislature is a type of representative Deliberative assembly with the power to create amend and change Laws The law created by a legislature is called Legislation Chile, officially the Republic of Chile ( Spanish:) is a country in South America occupying a long and narrow Coastal strip wedged between the
The National Congress of Chile was founded on July 4, 1811. Events 836 - Pactum Sicardi, peace between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples Year 1811 ( MDCCCXI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year It is a bicameral legislature comprised by the Chamber of Deputies (lower house), of 120 members and by the Senate (upper house), formed by 38 parliamentarians. In Government, bicameralism (bi + Latin la ''camera'' chamber is the practice of having two legislative or Parliamentary chambers Thus a bicameral The Chamber of Deputies of the Republic of Chile (Cámara de Diputados is the lower house of Chile 's bicameral Congress. The Senate of the Republic of Chile is the upper house of Chile 's bicameral National Congress, as established in the current Constitution of Chile
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. The current Political Constitution of the Republic of Chile, approved by Chilean voters in a tightly controlled Plebiscite on September 11 1980 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. Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte (November Valparaíso (literally in Spanish: Valle Paraíso (Paradise Valley and also called "Valpo" locally is a major city in Chile Santiago ( (litteraly in spanish Saint James) is the Capital of Chile, and the center of its largest Conurbation ( Greater Santiago This new building replaced the old National Congress, located in downtown Santiago. The Former National Congress Building ( ex Congreso Nacional) is the former home of the Chilean Congress.