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Cámara de Representantes (House of Representatives)

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARLIAMENTARY CHAMBER

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Congreso / Congress Parliamentary building
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Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Cámara de Representantes / House of Representatives
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Senado de la República / Senate
Affiliation to the IPU Yes
Affiliation date(s) 1931 - 1935
1973 - 1977
1979 -
LEADERSHIP
President

Alejandro Carlos Chacón (M) 

Notes 20 July 2018 - 20 July 2019
Secretary General Jorge Humberto Mantilla Serrano (M) 
Notes Elected on 20 July 2014, re-elected on 20 July 2016, and on 20 July 2018.
COMPOSITION
Members (statutory / current number) 172 / 166
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN

Percentage of women
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Women (current number) 25 (15.06%)
Mode of designation directly elected 166
other 6
Notes Others:
- Five members of the FARC;
- The runner-up running mate in the presidential elections.

Note:
Under the 2016 peace agreement, the FARC is entitled to nominate five members in each chamber of the Congress for the next two legislatures (2018-2022 and 2022-2026). Separately, a new rule grants the presidential runner-up a Senate seat, while his or her running mate will get a seat in the House of Representatives for the 2018-2022 legislature. The new measures will thus bring the total number of senators from 102 to 108, and that of representatives from 166 to 172.
Term 4 years
Last renewal dates 11 March 2018
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Address Cámara de Representantes
Capitolio Nacional
Kra 7 No 8 - 68
BOGOTA
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Phone (57 1) 382 3000
382 4000
382 5000
Fax (57 1) 382 52 59
E-mail presidencia@camara.gov.co
Website http://www.camara.gov.co/

This page was last updated on 23 July 2018
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