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Chile

Republic of Chile

17,650,114 19

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

68.32%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Chilean Senate Senado Upper House
Chilean Chamber of Deputies Camara de Diputados Lower House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Michelle BACHELET
  • Head of Government: President Michelle BACHELET
  • Assembly: Chile has a bicameral National Congress (Congreso Nacional) consisting of the Senate (Senado) with 48 seats and the Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados) with 120 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Senate (Senado), 38 members are elected through a closed party-list majority system to serve 8-year terms and 10 members are designated *. In the Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados) 120 members are elected through a closed party-list majority system to serve 4-year terms.**

* One-half of the members in the Senate are elected every four years in a closed-list system. If the majority party obtains more than two-thirds of the valid votes cast, it is entitled to the two seats of the constituency. If it obtains less than two-thirds, it is entitled to one seat and the second seat goes to the second-placed party

** Closed party-list majority system. If the majority party obtains more than two-thirds of the valid votes cast, it is entitled to the two seats of the constituency. If it obtains less than two-thirds, it is entitled to one seat and the second seat goes to the second-placed party

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 1999-12-12 7,271,584 8,084,476 89.95%
President 2000-01-16 7,326,753 8,084,476 90.63%
Chilean Senate 2001-12-16 5,037,930 8,077,743 62.37%
Chilean Chamber of Deputies 2001-12-16 6,144,003 8,075,446 76.08%
Chilean Senate 2005-12-11 4,770,981 8,220,897 58.03%
Chilean Chamber of Deputies 2005-12-11 6,601,811 8,220,897 80.31%
President 2005-12-11 7,207,278 8,220,897 87.67%
President 2006-01-15 7,162,345 8,220,897 87.12%
Chilean Senate 2009-12-13 2,024,823 8,285,186 24.44%
Chilean Chamber of Deputies 2009-12-13 7,179,762 8,285,186 86.66%
President 2009-12-13 7,207,278 8,285,186 86.99%
President 2010-01-17 7,186,344 8,285,186 86.74%
President 2013-11-17 6,691,840 13,573,143 49.3%
Chilean Senate 2013-11-17 4,844,645 13,573,143 35.69%
Chilean Chamber of Deputies 2013-11-17 6,684,522 13,573,143 49.25%
President 2013-12-15 5,695,764 13,573,143 41.96%
Chilean Chamber of Deputies 2017-11-19 - - -
President 2017-11-19 - - -
Chilean Senate 2017-11-19 - - -

Voter Turnout