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Senado (Senate)

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARLIAMENTARY CHAMBER

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Congreso Nacional / National Congress Parliamentary building
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Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Senado / Senate
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Cámara de Diputados / Chamber of Deputies
Affiliation to the IPU Yes
Affiliation date(s) 1958 - 1973
1990 -
LEADERSHIP
President

Carlos Montes Cisternas (M) 

Notes Elected on 11 March 2018.
Secretary General Mario Labbé Araneda (M) 
COMPOSITION
Members (statutory / current number) 50 / 43
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN

Percentage of women
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Women (current number) 10 (23.26%)
Mode of designation directly elected 50
Notes The Statutory number of Senate has increased from 38 to 50 in accordance with Act No. 20.840. However, the Senate will comprise 43 members until 2022: 23 of the incumbent senators were elected in 2017, while 20 others were elected in 2013. The next elections, due in 2021, will be held for 27 seats to make the Senate a 50-member body.
Term 8 years; one half of the membership is renewed every 4 years
Last renewal dates 19 November 2017
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Address Senado
Avda Pedro Montt s/n
VALPARAISO
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Phone (56 32) 250 40 00
250 41 34 (President)
Fax (56 32) 250 46 29
E-mail presidencia@senado.cl
Website http://www.congreso.cl
http://www.senado.cl

This page was last updated on 29 August 2018
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