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Argentina

Argentine Republic

42,610,981 19

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

68.61%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Senate Senado Upper House
President President Head of State
President President Head of Government
Chamber of Deputies Cámara de Diputados Lower House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Cristina FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER *
  • Head of Government: President Cristina FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER
  • Assembly: Argentina has a bicameral National Congress (Congreso de la nación) consisting of the Senate (Senado) with 72 seats and the Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) with 257 seats.

* The electoral system is two-round. To avoid a runoff, the winner must win 45 percent of valid votes. Alternatively, they must win 40 percent of valid votes and at least 10 points more than the next-placed candidate.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by qualified majority to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Senate (Senado) 72 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 6-year terms*. In the Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) 257 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.**

* One-third of the Senate is renewable every two years. Senators are elected from 24 multi-member districts, with 3 Senators. 2 Senate seats per district are granted to the party receiving the highest number of votes, while the other seat is given to the first minority party.

** One-half of the Chamber of Deputies is renewable every two years. Party lists are closed. There are 24 multi-member districts. The threshold is 3 percent.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 1999-10-24 19,415,960 24,108,413 80.54%
Chamber of Deputies 2001-10-14 18,146,009 24,735,483 73.36%
Senate 2001-10-14 18,343,214 24,735,483 74.16%
Senate 2003-04-27 5,369,908 7,766,376 69.14%
Chamber of Deputies 2003-04-27 18,330,553 25,564,130 71.7%
President 2003-04-27 19,755,369 25,479,486 77.53%
Chamber of Deputies 2005-10-23 18,513,717 26,098,093 70.94%
Senate 2005-10-23 7,926,585 26,098,093 30.37%
President 2007-10-28 19,452,594 27,090,236 71.81%
Chamber of Deputies 2007-10-28 - 26,098,546 -
Senate 2007-10-28 - 26,098,546 -
Senate 2009-06-28 - 26,098,546 -
Chamber of Deputies 2009-06-28 19,134,087 26,098,546 73.31%
Senate 2011-10-23 10,721,680 28,867,162 37.14%
Chamber of Deputies 2011-10-23 22,027,102 28,867,162 76.31%
President 2011-10-23 21,484,844 28,867,162 74.43%
Senate 2013-10-27 5,323,197 6,908,999 77.05%
Chamber of Deputies 2013-10-27 21,864,125 30,635,464 71.37%
President 2015-10-25 - - -

Voter Turnout