ElectionGudie

March 11, 2018 Held

17,818,185
Voted
Colombia

Republic of Colombia

Election for Senado (Colombian Senate)

Results

Cast Votes:17,818,185
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Democratic Center 19 - 2,513,320

16.41%

Radical Change 16 - 2,155,487

14.07%

Colombian Conservative Party 15 - 1,927,320

12.58%

Colombian Liberal Party 14 - 1,901,933

12.42%

National Unity 14 - 1,853,054

12.10%

Green Alliance 10 - 1,317,429

8.60%

Alternative Democratic Pole 5 - 736,367

4.80%

Lista de la Decencia 4 - 523,286

3.41%

Mira Movement 3 - 501,489

3.27%

Movimiento Alternativo Indígena y Social 1 72591

Movimiento Autoridades Indígenas de Colombia 1 34957

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 102 seats in the Senate 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. 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 indigenous (Indian) communities with 2 seats. In the House of Representatives, 163 members are elected through proportional representation. An additional two seats are chosen by Afro-Colombians and one by indigenous Colombians. 

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

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

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 49,464,683 (2018 est.)
  • Registered Voters:36,493,318 (2018)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 25,136,143 (2018 est.)
  • 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)
  • Human Development Index Position: 90 (2018)
  • 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: 7,010,509 (2018 est.)