Congress of Guatemala

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Congress of the Republic of Guatemala
Congreso de la República de Guatemala
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Type
Type Unicameral
Seats 158 members
Meeting place
Guatemala City
Website
www.congreso.gob.gt
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The Congress of the Republic (Spanish: Congreso de la República) is the unicameral legislature of the Republic of Guatemala.

It comprises 158 deputies, who are elected by direct universal suffrage to serve four-year terms (the number was increased from 113 for the 2003 election). Twenty-nine of these are elected from nationwide lists, with the rest on a district list basis. Each of the country's 22 departments serves as a district, with the exception of the department of Guatemala, containing the capital, which, on account of its size, is divided into two (distrito central and distrito Guatemala). It is not uncommon that Congress Members change parties during the legislature term, as well as Congress Members seceding from a party to create a new party or congressional block.

Constituencies

Department Deputies
Listado Nacional 31
Distrito Central 19
Alta Verapaz 9
Baja Verapaz 2
Chimaltenango 5
Chiquimula 3
El Progreso 1
Escuintla 6
Guatemala (Distrito) 11
Huehuetenango 10
Izabal 3
Jalapa 3
Jutiapa 4
Petén 4
Quetzaltenango 7
Quiché 8
Retalhuleu 3
Sacatepéquez 3
San Marcos 9
Santa Rosa 3
Sololá 3
Suchitepéquez 5
Totonicapán 4
Zacapa 2
Total 158


Latest election

e • d Summary of the 11 September 2011 Congress of the Republic of Guatemala election results
Parties and alliances Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Patriotic Party (Partido Patriota, PP) 1,171,337 26.62% +10.71 56 +26
National Unity of Hope (Unidad Nacional de la Esperanza, UNE)
Grand National Alliance (Gran Alianza Nacional, GANA)
993,198 22.57% –16.571 48 –372
Nationalist Change Union (Union del Cambio Nacionalista, UCN) 417,935 9.50% +5.44 14 +10
Renewed Democratic Liberty (Libertad Democrática Renovada, LIDER) 390,319 8.87% +8.87 14 +14
Commitment, Renewal and Order (Compromiso, Renovación y Orden, CREO) 381,652 8.67% +8.67 12 +12
Vision with Values (Visión con Valores, VIVA)
Encounter for Guatemala (Encuentro por Guatemala, EG)
346,557 7.87% +1.703 6 +23
Winaq
Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity — Broad Left Movement
(Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca — Movimiento Amplio de Izquierda, URNG–MAIZ)
Alternative New Nation (Alternativa Nueva Nación, ANN)
141,938 3.23% –1.394 3 +15
National Advancement Party (Partido de Avanzada Nacional, PAN) 137,390 3.12% –1.46 2 –2
Guatemalan Republican Front (Frente Republicano Guatemalteco, FRG) 120,455 2.74% –7.06 1 –14
Unionist Party (Partido Unionista, PU) 118,788 2.70% –3.40 1 –7
Victory (VICTORIA) 71,501 1.62% +1.62 1 +1
Social Action Centre (Centro de Acción Social, CASA) 47,390 1.08% –3.81 –5
National Development Action (Acción de Desarrollo Nacional, ADN) 39,251 0.89% +0.89 ±0
National Convergence Front (Frente de Convergencia Nacional, FCN) 23,272 0.53% +0.53 ±0
Valid votes 4,400,983 100.00 158
Blank votes 351,659
Invalid votes 337,388
Total votes (turnout 69.34%) 5,090,030
Source: Supreme Electoral Tribunal of Guatemala (TSE) and El Periodico
1 2007: as two separate parties.
2 2007: UNE – 48 seats; GANA – 37 seats.
3 2007: only Encounter for Guatemala.
4 2007: URNG-MAIZ and ANN as two separate parties.
5 2007: only URNG-MAIZ.

Guatemala also returns deputies to the supranational Central American Parliament.

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