Chile/ 5.1 General legislation  

5.1.2 Division of jurisdiction

Chapter XIII of Chile’s Political Constitution describes the Government and Internal Administration of the State, describing how the Republic is divided into regions, regions into provinces, and provinces into districts. Each region is administered by Regional Governments (GORE), consisting of an Intendant and Regional Council, responsible for the region’s social, cultural and economic development. Among its other responsibilities are approving regional development plans and budgets, in line with national development policies and budgets. Each province is administered by a Governor’s Office and Governor responsible for overseeing the province’s public services. Each province has a consultative provincial economic and social council. Finally, each district is governed by its municipality, comprising the mayor, who is the senior authority, and municipal council. 

For more information on Regional Governments, visit the following link http://www.subdere.gov.cl/gobiernos-regionales.


Chapter published: 28-12-2013


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