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|Form of government||Federal Presidential Republic|
|Size in km²||1943950|
|Year of construction||1981|
|Architect||Pedro Ramírez Vázquez (MX)|
The Saint Lazarus Legislative Palace (Spanish: Palacio Legislativo de San Lázaro) is the main seat of the legislative power of the Mexican government, being the permanent meeting place of the Chamber of Deputies (equivalent to the House of Representatives or House of Commons), of the Congress of Mexico or Parliament of Mexico, called Congress of the Union, as well as the seat of the whole Congress of the Union, when the Chamber of Deputies (the lower house) convenes in conjunction with the Mexico Senate (the upper house; UK House of Lords equivalent). Built in the late 20th century after a 1977 political reform, the complex is located in Mexico City about a mile east of the Zócalo central square, in the Venustiano Carranza borough or district, next to the Palace of Federal Justice. The complex draws its name from its location, as the Saint Lazarus Railway Station was the former occupant of the grounds where the palace was built.
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The "Palacio Legislativo de San Lázaro" was named after its patron Saint Lazarus, which may seem odd for a parliament building: Saint Lazarus is the patron saint of butchers, grave-diggers, beggars, lepers and leprosaria. An inherent symbolic connection can be ruled out, however – the railway station once situated on this site was also dedicated to Saint Lazarus.
Facts & Figures
|Members of parliament||498||GPD per capita in PPP in US$||17.108|
|Number of women||211||HDI||0,756|
|Pop. per MP||255.055||Democracy index||6,55|
|CO2 total||456.270||CO2 per capita||3,70|