Chamber of Deputies of Portugal (1822–1910)

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Chamber of the Gentlemen Deputies of the Portuguese Nation

Câmara dos Senhores Deputados da Nação Portuguesa
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Type
Type
History
Founded1822
Disbanded1910
Leadership
First President of the Chamber
Father Francisco de São Luís Saraiva
Last President of the Chamber
José Capelo Franco Frazão, 1st Count of Penha Garcia
Seats148
Meeting place
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São Bento Palace
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal

The Chamber of Deputies of Portugal, alternatively translatable as the House of Commons and formally styled the Chamber of the Gentlemen Deputies of the Portuguese Nation (Portuguese: Câmara dos Deputados or Câmara dos Senhores Deputados da Nação Portuguesa) was the lower house of the Cortes Gerais, the legislature of the Kingdom of Portugal during most of the constitutional monarchy period. The Chamber of Deputies directly represented the Portuguese Nation, elected through direct suffrage of the electoral circuits corresponding to the districts of Portugal.[1] During the First Republic, the Chamber of Deputies was remodeled after the US House of Representatives.

History[edit]

The Chamber was created in 1826 with the Constitutional Charter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Assembly of the Republic, A Monarquia Constitucional (1820-1910) (in Portuguese), Lisbon