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Congress of Guatemala


Congress of Guatemala

Congress of the Republic of Guatemala
Congreso de la República de Guatemala
Seats 158 members
Closed-list proportional representation
Guatemalan general election, 2015
Meeting place
Guatemala City
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The Congress of the Republic (Spanish: Congreso de la República) is the unicameral legislature of the Republic of Guatemala.


The Guatemalan Congress is made up of 158 deputies who are elected by direct universal suffrage to serve four-year terms. Twenty-nine of these are elected from nationwide lists, with the rest on a district list basis.

Each of Guatemalas'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).

Department Deputies
Listado Nacional 31
Distrito Central 19
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