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Guide to Law Online: U.S. Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico has a bicameral legislature, named the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico (Asamblea Legislativa de Puerto Rico), which consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The House of Representatives has 51 members representing 40 districts, and 11 at-large seats. Representatives serve four-year terms. The Senate has 27 members, with 16 representing eight districts; the other 11 members are elected based on the populations of the eight general districts. Senators serve a four-year term.

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