ARTICLE 81. REPRESENTATION AND COMPOSITION
The Chamber of Deputies shall be composed in the following manner:
1. One hundred and seventy-eight male or female deputies elected by territorial constituencies in representation of the National District and the provinces, distributed in proportion to the population density, with their being at least two representatives for each province in all cases.
2. Five male or female deputies elected at the national level by an accumulation of votes, preferably from parties, alliances, or coalitions that have not obtained seats and have achieved no less than one percent (1%) of the valid votes cast. The law shall determine their distribution.
3. Seven male or female deputies elected in representation of the Dominican community abroad. The law shall determine their form of election and distribution.