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Argentine Chamber of Deputies
Honorable Cámara de Diputados de la Nación
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President of the Chamber
Julián Domínguez,
Since 6 Dec 2011
1st Vice President of the Chamber
Norma Abdala de Matarazzo,
Civic Front for Santiago
Since 10 Dec 2010
Majority Leader
Agustín Rossi,
Since 10 Dec 2007
Minority Leader
Ricardo Gil Lavedra,
Since 10 Dec 2010
Seats 257 (List)
Political groups
PJ - FPV (115)
UCR (38)
PJ - Federal Peronism (23)
Socialist Party/FAP (22)
PRO (11)

Civic Front for Santiago (7)
CC-ARI (6)
Córdoba Civic Front (5)
New Encounter (5)
Proyecto Sur (3)

MPN (3)
PJ - Peronist Union (3)
Civic and Social Front of Catamarca (2)
PJ of La Pampa (2)
Democratic Party of Mendoza (2)

Salta Renewal Party (1)
Democratic Progressive Party (1)
Federal Party of Tierra del Fuego (1)
We Are All Salta (1)
Union for Everyone (1)

Last election
28 June 2009
Meeting place
Sala de la Cámara de Diputados.jpg
Chamber of Deputies, Argentine Congress,
Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Chamber of Deputies is the lower house of the Argentine National Congress. This Chamber is the only one to levy taxes; to draft troops; and to call the President, cabinet ministers, and members of the Supreme Court before the Senate. There are 257 seats. One-half of the members are elected every two years.

Members must be at least twenty-five years old. They must have been a resident of the province they represent for at least four years.

Each province has one deputy per 161,000 people. Then each province gets 3 more deputies. The minimum number of deputies is five.

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