The Congress

Define the general division of the territory under the provisions of this Constitution, establish the basis and conditions to create, delete, modify or merge local authorities and establish its powers. Confer special powers to the departmental assemblies. Vary, in extraordinary circumstances and for grave reasons of public convenience, the present residence of the senior national powers. Determining the structure of the national administration and create, delete or merge ministries, administrative departments, superintendents, public and other national entities, stating its objectives and organizational structure, regulating the establishment and operation of local governments Within a regional autonomy system, likewise, create or authorize the creation of industrial and commercial enterprises of the state and mixed economy companies. Issue the standards to which should be held by the Government to the exercise of inspection and monitoring functions assigned to him by the Constitution. To authorize the Government to enter into contracts, negotiate loans and dispose of national property. The Government shall render periodic reports to Congress on the exercise of such authorization.

Take up to six months, the President of the Republic of specific extraordinary powers to issue rules with the force of law when required by public convenience requires or advice. Such powers must be expressly requested by the Government and its approval will require an absolute majority of members of both chambers. The Congress may at any time and at its own initiative, modify the decree laws issued by the Government in exercise of extraordinary powers. These powers can not be conferred to issue codes, laws, statutes, organic, or those provided in paragraph 20 of this article, or to levy taxes.