ElectionGudie

Jan. 17, 2010 Held

7,186,344
Voted
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Republic of Chile

Election for President (President)

Results

84%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:7,186,344
Valid Votes:6,942,601
Invalid Votes:243,743

Candidates:

Miguel Juan Sebastián PINERA Echenique3,582,800

51.61

Eduardo Frei RUIZ-TAGLE3,359,801

48.39

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Chile

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.

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

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 1-year term.
  • President is elected by popular vote to serve a 1-year term.
  • In the Senate (Senado), 38 members are elected by popular vote to serve 8-year terms and 10 members are designated *. In the Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados) 120 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms.

* One-half of the members in the Senate are elected every four years.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 16,601,707 (July 2009 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 8,285,186 (January 2010 )