Distrito Federal


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Distrito Federal

 

(Federal District), an administrative and territorial unit in Argentina, within the city limits of Buenos Aires. The Distrito Federal comprises the part of Buenos Aires that is officially the country’s capital, that is, the metropolitan area without the suburbs. The district has an area of 199,500 sq km and a population of 2,972,500 (1970 census), constituting 35 percent of the population of Greater Buenos Aires.

The Distrito Federal accounts for about one-fourth of Argentina’s industrial output. Industry includes machine building, food processing (chiefly meat-packing), and the production of textiles, garments, chemicals, and electrical equipment. The Distrito Federal is a port and the principal business and trade section of the capital. Government buildings (including the presidential palace) are located in the district, as well as the University of Buenos Aires and other cultural institutions.


Distrito Federal

 

(Federal District), an administrative and territorial unit in Brazil, comprising the capital city Brasilia and the adjacent territory. Area, 5,800 sq km; population, 890,000 (1975). The administrative center is Brasilia. Public and government buildings and institutions, including the presidential palace and the National Congress, are located in the Distrito Federal. The district serves primarily as an administrative and cultural center.


Distrito Federal

 

(Federal District), an administrative and territorial unit in Mexico. The district covers an area of 1,500 sq km and has a population of 8.6 million (1975), constituting 14 percent of the total population of Mexico (4 percent in 1900). The administrative center of the district is Mexico City. By a law enacted on Dec. 29, 1970, the boundaries of the capital, Mexico City, coincide with those of the Distrito Federal. The district is located in the southeastern part of the Meseta Central.

Industry in the Distrito Federal includes machine building, food processing, printing, and the production of chemicals and consumer goods. Power is supplied by oil and gas brought in by pipeline from the Gulf of Mexico. In 1965 the Distrito Federal contributed 35 percent of the country’s gross national product.

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Surgido asi el Distrito Federal, el 11 de abril de 1826 se expidio la Ley del Gobierno Politico del Distrito Federal, sus Rentas y nombramientos de sus Diputados, que confirio a sus habitantes el derecho a elegir representantes ante la Camara de Diputados, por votacion indirecta, a traves de juntas electorales.
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Este estudio--a pesar de abordar a cada actor politico por separado-aporta un analisis integral sobre el quehacer parlamentario en la Asamblea Legislativa del Distrito Federal. La produccion legislativa, la integracion de cada legislatura, el comportamiento de los grupos parlamentarios, la dinamica e integracion de las comisiones y ciertos momentos de debate, son elementos de interes y desarrollados por cada uno de los autores.
Implementation of Distrito Federal studies social housing units.
El Distrito Federal, 12 delegaciones y un departamento central.
En el caso del estudio sobre el Distrito Federal, el libro en el que participan 14 autores, es un compendio sobre las diversas aristas de la competencia y el desempeno de los partidos, se divide en 3 secciones: el partido gobernante, los partidos de oposicion y finalmente el analisis del sistema y las tendencias electorales.
El hecho de que el Distrito Federal adquiera el estatus de estado implica que las delegaciones se constituyan en municipios.
Uno de ellos es la malhadada conversion del Distrito Federal en algo que es parte de la federacion, aunque no llegue a ser precisamente un estado.
Union de Trabajadores del Instituto Electoral del Distrito Federal, A.C., en ejercicio de nuestro derecho de libertad de expresion, consagrado en la Constitucion Politica de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, hacemos patente nuestro desacuerdo con esta designacion, contraria a la etica del servicio publico y a los principios que rigen la funcion electoral.
Sin embargo, cabria mencionar las diferentes aristas que se presentaron para la conformacion de esta Ley en el Distrito Federal, que creemos sera, hasta ahora, la mas completa del pais.