ElectionGudie

May 30, 2010 Held

14,781,020
Voted
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Republic of Colombia

Election for President (President)

Results

49%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:14,781,020
Valid Votes:14,572,593
Invalid Votes:208,427

Candidates:

Juan Manuel SANTOS Calderón6,802,043

46.68

Aurelijus Antanas MOCKUS Sivickas3,134,222

21.51

Germán VARGAS LLERAS1,473,627

10.11

Rafael PARDO Rueda638,302

4.38

Blank Votes223,977

1.54

Gustavo Francisco PETRO Urrego133,126

0

Róbinson DEVIA Gonzalez31,338

0

Jairo Enrique CALDERON Carrera29,151

0

Jaime ARAJUO Renteria14,847

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Colombia

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Alvaro URIBE Velez
  • Head of Government: President Alvaro URIBE Velez
  • Assembly: Colombia has a bicameral Congress (Congreso) consisting of the Senate (Senado) with 102 seats and the House of Representatives (Camara de Representantes) with 166 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) 102 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms*. In the House of Representatives (Camara de Representantes) 166 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.**

* Parties are allowed to choose between closed and open lists. Most lists are open. There is 1 multi-member national constituency with 100 seats and 1 multi-member special national constituency for indigenious (Indian) communities with 2 seats.

** Parties are allowed to choose between closed and open lists. Most lists are open. There are 33 multi-member constituencies (departments), with each department containing at least 2 Representatives. There is an additional representative for every 250,000 inhabitants or for each fraction of more than 125,000 inhabitants that the department has above the first 250,000.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 43,677,372 (July 2009 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 29,983,279 (May 2010 )