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Chile

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Chamber of Deputies

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Structure

Data on parliamentary sessions, parliamentary committees and parliamentary groups.

Sessions

Number of ordinary sessions of parliament per year
Other
Notes
102. note: legislature 360, the last complete legislature.
Dates of parliamentary sessions
Dates of parliamentary sessions
Parliament is usually in ordinary session Extraordinary sessions can be held
January x
February x
March x
April x
May x
June x
July x
August x
September x
October x
November x
December x
All languages recognized in the constitution can be used in plenary meetings Answer “Yes” includes the countries where only one language is recognized by the Constitution.
No

Committees

Number of permanent committees This number does not include sub-committees or joint committees in bicameral parliaments.
24

Parliamentary groups

Parliamentary groups are recognized in the parliamentary rules “Parliamentary groups” are the primary means by which political parties organize themselves in parliament. They may also be known as “party groups”, “caucuses” or “fractions”. They are different from all-party groups on specific issues, or inter-parliamentary friendship groups.
Yes
Minimum number of members required to form a parliamentary group
7
Not applicable. There is no minimum number of members to form a parliamentary group
No
Percentage of members required to form a parliamentary group The percentage is calculated by dividing the minimum number of members required to form a parliamentary group by the statutory number of members of the parliament/chamber.
Independent members can jointly form a parliamentary group
Yes
Several parties can jointly form a parliamentary group
Yes
Relevant provisions about parliamentary groups in the parliamentary rules of procedure
General Rules of the Chamber of Deputies, Vol 1, §1, par. 6, art. 55-64 bis https://www.camara.cl/camara/media/docs/reglamento.pdf