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Chile

Republic of Chile

17,067,369 16

Population (as of July 1, 2011)

Elections in our database

13,573,143 68.32%

Registered Voters (as of Dec. 15, 2013)

Average Turnout

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

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Sebastian PINERA *
  • Head of Government: President Sebastian PINERA
  • 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.

* The president is both the chief of state and head of government.

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%
Chamber of Deputies 2001-12-16 6,144,003 8,075,446 76.08%
Senate 2001-12-16 5,037,930 8,077,743 62.37%
President 2005-12-11 7,207,278 8,220,897 87.67%
Senate 2005-12-11 4,770,981 8,220,897 58.03%
Chamber of Deputies 2005-12-11 6,601,811 8,220,897 80.31%
President 2006-01-15 7,162,345 8,220,897 87.12%
Chamber of Deputies 2009-12-13 7,179,762 8,285,186 86.66%
Senate 2009-12-13 2,024,823 8,285,186 24.44%
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%
Senate 2013-11-17 4,844,645 13,573,143 35.69%
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%

Voter Turnout