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Chile Congress building
Chile Congress building

The Senate of the Republic of Chile is the upper house of Chile's bicameral Congress, as established in the current constitution. Source: Chilean Senate official web site: http://www. ... Source: Chilean Senate official web site: http://www. ... In government, bicameralism is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. ... Congress building The National Congress (Spanish: Congreso Nacional) is the legislative branch of the government of the Republic of Chile. ...


The Senate comprises several categories of members:

  • Thirty-eight directly elected senators, chosen by universal popular suffrage vote in 19 senatorial circumscriptions. These serve eight-year terms, with half of them being replaced every fourth year.
  • Nine institutional senators: two former supreme court justices and one former comptroller general, appointed by the Supreme Court; former commanders-in-chief of the army, air force, navy, and carabineros, appointed by the National Security Council; one former university rector and one former cabinet minister, appointed by the President of the Republic. Like the popularly elected senators, these too serve eight-year terms.
  • All former Presidents of the Republic who held office for at least six years are awarded senate seats for life.

The Senate is located in the Chile Congress building, which was built during the last years of the Pinochet regime and stands in the port city of Valpara√≠so. This new bulding replaced the old National Congress, located in downtown of capital Santiago. The President of Chile is both the chief of state and the head of government. ... General Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte[1] (born November 25, 1915) was head of the military government that ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990. ... Valparaíso is one of the main seaports of Chile, on the Pacific Ocean, and the capital of the Valparaíso Region. ... The Former National Congress Building (ex Congreso Nacional) is the former home of the Chilean Congress. ... Satellite image of Santiago Santiago (full form Santiago de Chile) is the capital of Chile. ...


External link

  • Senate of Chile Official web site

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Empowering People: Senate Testimony of José Piñera (4763 words)
Perhaps one of the most important effects is that it has contributed to the phenomenal increase in the country's saving rate, from less than 10% in 1986 to almost 29% in 1996.” [8] He goes on to say that, “The pension reform has also had an important effect on the functioning of the labor market.
After 16 years of operation of the new system, in fact, the typical Chilean worker's main asset is not his used car or even his small house (probably still mortgaged), but the capital in his PSA.
Whether this reduction of benefits is done through inflation, as in most developing countries, or through legislation, the final result for the retired worker is the same: anguish in old age created, paradoxically, by the inherent insecurity of the "social security" system.
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