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Chamber of Deputies of Santa Cruz

Chamber of Deputies of Santa Cruz
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Type
Type
Leadership
President
(Vice Governor)
Fabián Leguizamón
since 10 December 2023
First Vice President
Fabiana Barrientos (PSC)
since 10 December 2023
Second Vice President
Mario Piero Boffi (PSC)
since 10 December 2023
Structure
Seats24 deputies
Political groups
Government (11)
  •   For Santa Cruz (11)

Opposition (13)

Length of term
4 years
AuthorityConstitution of Santa Cruz
Elections
Parallel voting
Last election
13 August 2023
Next election
2027
Website
camaradelpueblo.gob.ar

The Chamber of Deputies of Santa Cruz Province (Spanish: Cámara de Diputados de la Provincia de Santa Cruz) is the unicameral legislative body of Santa Cruz Province, in Argentina. It convenes in the provincial capital, Río Gallegos.

It comprises 24 legislators, 10 of whom are elected in a single province-wide multi-member district through proportional representation using the D'Hondt method, while the remaining 14 are elected in single-member districts roughly corresponding with the province's municipalities. Elections also use the ley de lemas. The entirety of the Chamber's members are renewed every four years. In addition, party lists employ vertical gender parity.[1]

Its powers and attributions are established in the provincial constitution. The Chamber of Deputies is presided by the Vice Governor of Santa Cruz, who is elected alongside the governor every four years. Since 2023, Fabián Leguizamón of SER Santa Cruz has been vice governor of Santa Cruz, serving alongside Governor Claudio Vidal.[2]

Electoral districts

14 of the 24 members of the Chamber of Deputies are elected in single-member constituencies roughly corresponding to the municipalities of Santa Cruz.[3][4]

District Map Department
Caleta Olivia y Cañadón Seco Deseado
El Calafate, El Chaltén y Tres Lagos Lago Argentino
Gobernador Gregores Río Chico
Las Heras Deseado
Los Antiguos y Lago Posadas Lago Buenos Aires
Perito Moreno Lago Buenos Aires
Pico Truncado, Koluel Kaike y Jaramillo-Fitz Roy Deseado
Piedrabuena Corpen Aike
Puerto Deseado Deseado
Puerto San Julián Magallanes
Puerto Santa Cruz Corpen Aike
Río Gallegos Güer Aike
Río Turbio Güer Aike
Veintiocho de Noviembre Güer Aike

References

  1. ^ "Santa Cruz". Observatorio Electoral Argentino CIPPEC (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  2. ^ Soriano, Fernando (14 August 2023). "El kirchnerismo perdió la gobernación en Santa Cruz después de 32 años". Infobae (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2023.
  3. ^ "Legisladores". Cámara del Pueblo (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Municipios" (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 February 2022.
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