ElectionGudie

March 9, 2014 Held

14,309,641
Voted
Colombia

Republic of Colombia

Election for Camara de Representantes (Colombian House of Representatives)

Results

36%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:14,309,641
Valid Votes:11,715,956
Invalid Votes:2,239,924

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

National Unity Social Party / Party of the U 39 - 2,297,786

19.61%

Colombian Liberal Party 37 - 2,022,093

17.26%

Colombian Conservative Party 27 - 1,884,706

16.09%

Democratic Center 12 - 1,355,358

11.57%

Radical Change 16 - 1,108,502

9.46%

Green Alliance 6 - 479,521

4.09%

National Integration Party 6 - 467,728

3.99%

Alternative Democratic Pole 3 - 414,346

3.54%

Independent Movement of Absolute Renovation 3 - 411,800

3.51%

Seat Shares:

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 166 seats in the House of Representatives of Colombia.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Juan Manuel SANTOS Calderon
  • Head of Government: President Juan Manuel SANTOS Calderon
  • 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:

  • In the Senate (Senado) 102 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.[i] There is 1 multi-member national constituency with 100 seats and 1 multi-member special national constituency for indigenous (Indian) communities with 2 seats.

Election Notes:

  • The last elections to the Senate (Senado) were held on March 14, 2010. In total, 948 candidates over 16 lists competed in the 2010 election, with parties allied to then-President Álvaro Uribe maintaining their majority in the Senate (. In the election, the Uribe-led Party of the U / Partido de la «U» received the most seats with 47 (25.84 percent of the vote), and the Uribe-allied Conservative Party / Partido Conservador gained the second most seats with 38 (21.18 percent of the vote). Opinion polls performed in advance of the election show the opposition Liberal Party / Partido Liberal with the greatest support in advance of the 2014 election. Following the March elections, presidential elections will follow on May 25, 2014.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 47,791,393 (2014)
  • Registered Voters: 32,835,856 (2014)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 24,255,888 (2014)

·         Is Colombia a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Colombia ratified CEDAW: Yes (19 January 1982)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 33 (House of Representatives); 23 (Senate) (following 2014 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 97 (2014)

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

Disability Data:

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

·         Has Colombia ratified CRPD: Yes (10 May 2011)

·         Population with a disability: 7,168,708 (est.)


[i] Parties are allowed to choose between closed and open lists. Most lists are open.

[ii] New political party formed in 2013 by Marta Lucía RAMÍREZ, former Vice President Francisco Santos CALDERÓN, former Minister of the Interior Fabio Valencia COSSIO, and former President Álvaro URIBE.