Chamber of Deputies of Chile
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Chamber of Deputies
Cámara de Diputadas y Diputados
|55th National Congress|
Chile Vamos (69)
Constituent Unity (46)
Apruebo Dignidad (26)
Length of term
|Open list proportional representation through the D'Hondt method with no threshold in multi-seat constituencies|
|21 November 2021|
|Chamber of Deputies|
National Congress of Chile
The Chamber of Deputies (Spanish: Cámara de Diputadas y Diputados)[a] 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.
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)
|Parliamentary Group[b][c]||Leader||Chief Whip||Seats[d]||Seat Share||Political position||Ideology|
|National Renewal Committee||Mario Desbordes||Alejandro Santana||36||23.32%||Centre-right to Right-wing||Conservatism|
|Independent Democratic Union Committee||Javier Macaya||María José Hoffmann||30||19.35%||Right-wing||Social conservatism, Gremialism, Nationalism|
|Political Evolution and Independents Committee||Hernán Larraín Matte||Luciano Cruz-Coke||6||3.87%||Centre-right||Classical liberalism|
|Socialist Committee||Álvaro Elizalde||Manuel Monsalve||17||10.96%||Centre-left||Social democracy|
|Party for Democracy Committee||Heraldo Muñoz||Ricardo Celis||8||5.16%||Centre-left||Social democracy, Social liberalism|
|Radical and Independents Committee||Carlos Maldonado||Alexis Sepúlveda||10||6.45%||Centre to Centre-left||Social democracy, Third Way,|
|Christian Democratic Committee||Fuad Chahín||Gabriel Ascencio||13||8.38%||Centre||Christian democracy, Third Way|
|Liberal, Socialist and Independents Mixed Committee||Luis Felipe Ramos||Vlado Mirosevic||5||3.22%||Centre-left||Social liberalism|
|Democratic Revolution, Commons, Social Convergence, Unir Movement and Independents Committee||Catalina Pérez||Maite Orsini||14||9.03%||Centre-left to Left-wing||Democratic socialism|
|Unity for Change||16||10.32%|
|Communist Committee||Guillermo Tellier||Daniel Nuñez||9||5.80%||Left-wing||Communism|
|Social Green Regionalist Federation, Humanist, Greens and Independents Committee||Jaime Mulet||Alejandra Sepúlveda||7||4.51%||Left-wing||Eco-socialism, Regionalism|
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- List of Presidents of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile
- National Congress of Chile
- Senate of Chile
- In Spanish, the Chamber's name includes both 'Diputadas' (female Deputies) and 'Diputados' (male Deputies), which in English is just translated to the gender-neutral 'Deputies'.
- Party name and leaders current as of 25 March 2019
- Parliamentary groups does not necessarily represent membership in political parties, but the internal organisation of the congress
- Seat numbers current as of 25 March 2019
- Elected as deputy for PRO, resigned her party on 19 de March 2019.
- Elected as deputy for RD, resigned his party on 5 January 2019.
- Elected as deputy for UDI, but resigned his party on 17 December 2018 and joined the Republican Party in 2019.
- Elected as deputy for RN, but switched to the Republican Party in 2021.
- Cámara de Diputados de Chile. "Organización y Autoridades Parlamentarias periodo legislativo 2018 - 2022" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 August 2019.
- camara.cl Archived 10 September 2017 at the Wayback Machine Comités Parlamentarios