Argentine Chamber of Deputies

lower house of National Congress of Argentina

The Chamber of Deputies (Spanish: Cámara de Diputados de la Nación), officially the Honorable Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation is the lower house of the Argentine National Congress. This Chamber is the only one to levy taxes; to draft troops; and to call the President, cabinet ministers, and members of the Supreme Court before the Senate. There are 257 seats. One-half of the members are elected every two years.

Argentine Chamber of Deputies

Honorable Cámara de Diputados de la Nación
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
President of the Chamber
Martín Menem, LLA
since 10 December 2023[1]
1st Vice President of the Chamber
Cecilia Moreau, UP
since 10 December 2023
First Minority Leader
Germán Martínez, UP
since 1 February 2022
Second Minority Leader
Cristian Ritondo, PROJxC
since 10 December 2019
Seats257 (List)
Political groups
Government (114)
  •   LLA (40)
  •   PRO (40)
  •   UCR (34)

Supported by (36)

  •   Federal Innovation (9)
  •   Federal Change (9)
  •   HNP (8)
  •   CC (6)
  •   SER (2)
  •   PyT (2)

Opposition (107)

Length of term
4 years
Last election
22 October 2023
(130 seats)
Next election
19 October 2025
Meeting place
Chamber of Deputies, Congress Palace,
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Members must be at least twenty-five years old. They must have been a resident of the province they represent for at least four years.

Each province has one deputy per 161,000 people. Then each province gets 3 more deputies. The minimum number of deputies is five.

References change

  1. "Con amplio acuerdo de la oposición, Martín Menem fue elegido presidente de la Cámara de Diputados". Infobae.