Chamber of Deputies (Bolivia)

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Chamber of Deputies

Cámara de Diputados
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Type
Type
History
Founded1831
Leadership
Sergio Choque, MAS
since 14 November 2019
Structure
Seats130
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Political groups
Majority

Opposition

  •      UN (32)
  •      PDC (10)

Vacant (2)

  •      Vacant (2)
Elections
Additional Member System
Last election
5 October 2014
Next election
Next
Meeting place
Palacio de Congresos Bolivia.jpg
Legislative Palace building in Plaza Murillo
Website
http://www.diputados.bo
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The Chamber of Deputies (Spanish: Cámara de Diputados) is the lower house of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly of Bolivia. The composition and powers of this house are established in the Political Constitution of the State. The session room is located in the Legislative Palace building in Plaza Murillo.

The Chamber of Deputies comprises 130 seats, elected using the additional member system: 70 deputies are elected to represent single-member electoral districts, 7 of which are Indigenous or Campesino seats elected by the usos y costumbres of minority groups, 60 are elected by proportional representation from party lists on a departmental basis.[1] Deputies also serve five-year terms, and must be aged at least 25 on the day of the election. Party lists are required to alternate between men and women, and in the single-member districts, men are required to run with a female alternate, and vice versa. At least 50% of the deputies from single-member districts are required to be women.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bolivia: Ley del Régimen Electoral, 30 de junio de 2010". Lexivox. Retrieved 10 February 2015.