Term Lengths

Term Lengths - Term Lengths Currently, the president is...

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Term Lengths Currently, the president is elected by popular vote for a single five-year term with no chance for re-election. If there is no majority within the popular vote, congress will elect the president from among the two candidates most voted. The Legislative Branch is divided into 2 branches as follows: the Chamber of Senators (Senate) is separated into 27 seats, in which members are elected by proportional representation for five-year terms. The Chamber of Deputies or Camara de Diputados is composed of 130 seats with 70 of those 130 members being directly elected from their districts and 60 elected by proportional representation for serve five- year terms. Currently, the issues of poverty and the division of its population in terms of social and racial cleavages are the main problems that must be taken into account when deciding the new term lengths. The first thing to care of is whether or not reelections should be allowed. Currently neither executive nor members of the legislature are allowed to be reelected. One of the problems
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2009 for the course POL SCI 166 taught by Professor Thies during the Fall '08 term at UCLA.

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Term Lengths - Term Lengths Currently, the president is...

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