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Congress of Deputies (Spain)

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NameThe Congress of Deputies
Native NameCongreso de los Diputados
Legislature9th Legislature
Coa Piclogo_congreso_de_los_diputados.jpg
House TypeLower house
Leader1 TypePresident
Leader1José Bono Martínez
Structure1Spanish Congress of Deputies after 2008 election.png
Structure1 Res200px
Political Groups1PSOE, PP, CiU, PNV, ERC+IU+ICV, Mixto
Voting System1List PR
Last Election19 March 2008
Previous Election1March 9, 2008
Session RoomCongresodelosdiputados.JPG
Meeting PlaceEl Palacio del Congreso de los Diputados
Madrid, Community of Madrid
Kingdom of Spain

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The Spanish Congress of Deputies (Spanish: Congreso de los Diputados) is the lower house of the Cortes Generales, Spain's legislative branch. It has 350 members, elected by popular vote on block lists by proportional representation in constituencies matching the Spanish provinces using the D'Hondt method. Deputies serve four-year terms. The President of the Congress of Deputies is the analogue to a Speaker and presides over debates in Spain's lower chamber of parliament.

In the Congress, members of the Parliament from the political parties, or groups of parties, form parliamentary groups. Groups must be formed by, at least, five MPs. The MPs belonging to parties who can't create their own parliamentary group shall form the Mixed Group. The composition of the 9th term Congress, to serve no further than 2012, is:

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