Legislative Assembly of the Federal District

Legislative Assembly of the Federal District

House of the Legislative Assembly of the Federal District

The Legislative Assembly of the Federal District (Spanish: Asamblea Legislativa del Distrito Federal, ALDF) is the legislative branch of government of the Mexican Federal District. Between 1988 and 1993, it was known as the Assembly of Representatives of the Federal District (Spanish: Asamblea de Representantes del Distrito Federal), during which period it had reduced powers with respect to the current body.

Contents

  • Current composition 1
  • History 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4

Current composition

The Legislative Assembly consist of 66 deputies, of which 40 are elected by the first-past-the-post system or FPP and 26 by proportional representation or PR.

Political party FPP PR Total
Party of the Democratic Revolution 31 3 34
National Action Party 9 6 15
Institutional Revolutionary Party 8 8
Labour Party 5 5
Ecologist Green Party of Mexico 3 3
New Alliance Party 1 1
Total 40 26 66

History

In 1987, the federal government decided the creation of an Assembly of Representatives (Spanish: Asamblea de Representantes) of the Federal District. This assembly, elected by the inhabitants of the Federal District, had limited legislative powers. Nonetheless, it was the first time since 1928 that the inhabitants of the Federal District recovered some oversight over their local affairs. Eventually, in 1993, full home rule was granted to the Federal District by the federal government, with the creation of an elected Head of Government of the Federal District and a great expansion of the legislative powers of the Assembly of Representatives of the Federal District, which was also renamed the Legislative Assembly.

The first session of the Legislative Assembly of the Federal District ran from 1997 to 2000. Since its installation the Legislative Assembly has been renewed three times.

See also

External links

  • Legislative Assembly website