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Chamber of Deputies

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theFederal Senate

Electoral system

Rules concerning the right to vote and to stand for election, and details of the electoral system for directly-elected chambers.

Eligibility and voting

Minimum age of eligibility The minimum age to become a member of parliament, or to run in parliamentary elections, may be different for each chamber in bicameral parliaments. The age of eligibility is sometimes higher than the minimum age for voting.
Minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections What is the minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections?
Not applicable. Members of this parliament/chamber are not directly elected.
Compulsory voting Voting is compulsory in some countries. People who do not vote without reasonable justification may face sanctions.
Yes, only for certain people
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Voting is compulsory with the exception of those younger than 18 and older than 70 years of age. Illiterate persons may also be exempt.

Electoral system for directly elected chambers

Electoral system
Proportional representation
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Electoral system sub-categories
List Proportional Representation (List PR)
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