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Argentine National Congress
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Type
Type
Houses Senate
Chamber of Deputies
Leadership
Amado Boudou, PJ - FPV
Since Dec 10, 2011
President
of the Chamber
Julian Dominguez, PJ - FPV
Since Dec 6, 2011
Seats 72 Senators (List)
257 Deputies (List)
Elections
Senate last election
23 October 2011
Chamber last election
23 October 2011
Website
Congreso de la Nación


The Congress of the Argentine Nation is the legislative branch of the government of Argentina. It has two parts. There is a 72-seat Senate and a 257-seat Chamber of Deputies.

The Congress building is in Buenos Aires.

The Congress is in charge of setting taxes and customs. These must be the same across the country. It rules the Central Bank of Argentina, manages internal and external debt payment, and the value of national currency (currently the Argentine peso).

Coordinates: 34°36′34.75″S 58°23′33.29″W / 34.6096528°S 58.3925806°W / -34.6096528; -58.3925806

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