/* Government */
[[File:Palacio de La Moneda.jpg|thumbnail|250px|[[La Moneda]] Palace, seat of Executive Branch.]]
Chile's Constitution was approved in a September 1980 national plebiscite. It entered into force in March 1981. After Pinochet's defeat in the 1988 plebiscite. In 2005 President Lagos made several reforms to the Constitution, even changing the Pinochet sign with his.
The President term is 4-year long, however is constitutionally barred from serving consecutive terms.
Chile has a bicameral Congress, which meets in the port city of [[Valparaíso]], about 140 kilometers (84 mi.) west of the capital, Santiago. Deputies are elected every 4 years, and Senators serve 8-year terms.
There are currently 43 Senators and 155 Deputies.