ElectionGudie

Nov. 29, 2009 Held

2,298,690
Voted
Honduras

Republic of Honduras

Election for Congreso Nacional (Honduran National Congress)

Results

44%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,298,690
Valid Votes:2,035,529
Invalid Votes:263,161

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

National Party of Honduras 71 - 1,105,426

53.90%

Liberal Party 45 - 683,125

33.30%

Party for Innovation and Unity 3 - 102,118

5.00%

Christian Democratic Party of Honduras 5 - 79,940

3.90%

Democratic Unification Party 4 - 77,008

3.80%

Others - - 3,545

0.20%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 128 seats in the National Congress (Congreso Nacional)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President José Manuel ZELAYA Rosales *
  • Head of Government: President José Manuel ZELAYA Rosales
  • Assembly: Honduras has a unicameral National Congress (Congreso Nacional) with 128 seats.

* The Interim President is Roberto MICHELETTI.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the National Congress (Congreso Nacional) 128 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

*** There are 18 constituencies corresponding to the 18 departments. Seats are apportioned to each department in proportion to population. Where the district magnitude is one, the election is by plurality.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Liberal Party of Honduras / Partido Liberal de Honduras
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 45
    • Seats won in last election: 62
  • Party: National Party of Honduras / Partido Nacional de Honduras
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 71
    • Seats won in last election: 55
  • Party: Democratic Unification Party / Partido Unificación Democrática (UD)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 4
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Party: Christian Democratic Party of Honduras / Partido Demócrata Cristiano de Honduras (DC)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 5
    • Seats won in last election: 4
  • Party: Party for Innovation and Unity / Partido de Inovación y Unidad (PINU)
    • Leader: Carlos SOSA CUELLO
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 2

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 7,383,098 (2009)
  • Registered Voters: 4,600,000 (December 2009 Registration rate estimated by National Register of Persons.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,692,338 (2009)

·         Is Honduras a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (11 June 1980)

·         Has Honduras ratified CEDAW: Yes (3 March 1983)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 30 (following the 2005 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 131 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Honduras a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Honduras ratified CRPD: Yes (14 April 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 1,107,464 (est.)