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Chile

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Chamber of Deputies

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Congreso Nacional (National Congress)
Chamber name
Cámara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1958-01 to 1973-01
from 1990-01
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC)

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
President of the Chamber of Deputies
Speaker
Maya Fernández Allende (Female)
Year of birth
1971
Term
11.03.2018

Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Secretary General
Secretary general
Miguel Landeros Perkic (Male)

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
155
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
155
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
155
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
35
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
22.58% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
17,763
Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
86,649 See historical data for this field.

Age

Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
27
Youngest member
Camila Rojas (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
79
Oldest member
Jaime Tohá (Male)
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 7 25 14 19 29 19 7 0 0
Total <= 45: 46 Total >= 46: 74
Male 0 4 20 9 17 26 19 6 0 0 101
Female 0 3 5 5 2 3 0 1 0 0 19
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger5.83%3.33%2.5%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger26.67%20%6.67%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger38.33%27.5%10.83%
Members for whom data is available
120

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.
No
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Yes
Notes
Voluntary political party quotas.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.
No