ElectionGudie

March 10, 2002 Held

10,188,929
Voted
Colombia

Republic of Colombia

Election for Senado (Colombian Senate)

Results

37%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:10,188,929
Valid Votes:8,817,933
Invalid Votes:1,370,996

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Others 34 2,993,603

34.40%

Colombian Liberal Party 28 2,660,290

30.60%

Colombian Conservative Party 13 868,212

10.00%

Coalition 6 550,479

6.30%

National Movement 6 414,383

4.80%

Team Colombia 3 285,701

3.30%

Movement for Popular Integration 4 260,624

3.00%

Always Colombia 2 252,870

2.90%

United Popular Movement 2 170,446

2.00%

Renovation Action Moral Labor 2 147,315

1.70%

New Liberalism 2 88,703

1.00%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 102 seats in the Senate

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Andres PASTRANA ARANGO 
  • Head of Government: President Andres PASTRANA ARANGO
  • 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 popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Senate (Senado) 102 members are elected by party list to serve 4-year terms. In the House of Representatives (Camara de Representantes) 166 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms.

Main Parties in the election: 

  • Liberal Party
  • Social Conservative Party

Last Legislative election:

  • Legislative elections were last held on 8 March 1998. In this election, the Liberal Party won 98 seats, while the Social Conservative Party took 52. 11 seats went to other parties. 

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 41,572,493 (2002)
  • Registered Voters: 20,765,756

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 21,025,293 (1998)

·         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: 20 (House of Representatives); 9 (Senate) (following 2002 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: 6,235,873 (est.)