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Constitution and Government

Argentina: Constitution and Government

A new Constitution was introduced in 1994. Executive power is vested in the President, who is elected directly for a four-year term, renewable only once. Legislative power is vested in the bicameral Congreso (Congress): the Cámara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) has 257 members, elected by universal adult suffrage for a term of four years (with approximately one-half of the seats renewable every two years); the Senado (Senate) has 72 members, with three members drawn from each of the 23 provinces and the City of Buenos Aires. Senators are elected for a six-year term (with one-third of the seats renewable every two years). Each province has its own elected Governor and legislature. Judicial power is exercised by the Supreme Court and all other competent tribunals.

For administrative purposes Argentina comprises 23 provinces together with the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.

Citation: Constitution and Government (Argentina), in Europa World online. London, Routledge. Retrieved 16 December 2017 from http://www.europaworld.com/pub/entry/ar.is.52

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