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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Cámara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies)

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARLIAMENTARY CHAMBER

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Congreso de la República / Congress of the Republic Parliamentary building
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Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Cámara de Diputados / Chamber of Deputies
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Senado / Senate
Affiliation to the IPU Yes
Affiliation date(s) 1979 - 1992
2005 -
LEADERSHIP
President

Abel Martínez (M) 

Notes Elected on 16 Aug. 2010, re-elected on 16 Aug. 2012.
Secretary General Ruth Helen Paniagua (F) 
COMPOSITION
Members (statutory / current number) 183 / 183
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN

Percentage of women
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Women (current number) 38 (20.77%)
Mode of designation directly elected 183
Term 4 years
Notes Under the new Constitution, which came into effect in January 2010, the statutory term of the Congress of the Republic remains four years. However, those members elected in 2010 will serve a six-year term in order to synchronize presidential, parliamentary and local elections in 2016.
Last renewal dates 16 May 2010
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Address Cámara de Diputados
Congreso Nacional de la República
Centro de los Héroes
SANTO DOMINGO
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Phone (1809) 535 4554
Fax (1809) 533 7691
532 3949
E-mail accesoalainformacion@camaradediputados.gov.do
colea@camaradediputados.gov.do
Website http://www.camaradediputados.gob.do/

This page was last updated on 21 August 2012
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