|Congress of Deputies|
|President of the Congress||August Paulina|
|Last Election||September 5, 2014|
The Congress of Deputies is the legislative body of Juliana. There are 50 members of the congress and they are elected maximum every 4 years. The building of the congress is called the Palace of the Congress.
History of the CongressEdit
The Congress of Deputies was created in 1715 to be representative and not a lot pof powers. But soon the congress began to limit the king's control of legislation, taxation, budget, and treasury matters and became very important. In 1840 there were the first democratic elections for the Congress, but only men who were citizens could vote. After 1900, women citizens could vote.
The 50 deputies are elected by proportional representation every four years. Only the parties that get minimum 4% of votes can join the congress. The parties choose the Prime Minister, who has traditionally been the leader of the largest party of the congress. Because there are many popular parties, the government usually is a coalition of many parties.
List of political parties in the CongressEdit
|Social Democrats of Juliana||Left||10|
|Christian Democratic Party||Centre-right||6|