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Senado de la República (Senate)

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) Senado de la República / Senate
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Cámara de Representantes / House of Representatives
Affiliation to the IPU Yes
Affiliation date(s) 1931 - 1935
1973 - 1977
1979 -
LEADERSHIP
President

Ernesto Macías Tovar (M) 

Notes 20 July 2018 - 20 July 2019.
Secretary General Gregorio Eljach Pacheco (M) 
Notes Re-elected on 20 July 2014, on 20 July 2016 and on 20 July 2018.
COMPOSITION
Members (statutory / current number) 108 / 102
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN

Percentage of women
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Women (current number) 31 (30.39%)
Mode of designation directly elected 102
other 6
Notes Others:
- Five members of the FARC;
- the runner-up in the presidential election.

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 Senado de la República
Capitolio Nacional
Kra 7 No 8-68
BOGOTA
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Phone (57 1) 382 30 00
382 40 00
382 50 00
382 52 82 (Protocol)
382 52 87 (Protocol)
Fax (57 1) 382 52 88 (Protocol)
E-mail protocolosenado@gmail.com
Website http://www.secretariasenado.gov.co/
http://www.senado.gov.co

This page was last updated on 23 July 2018
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