ElectionGudie

Oct. 27, 2013 Held

21,864,125
Voted
Argentina

Argentine Republic

Election for Cámara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies)

Results

70%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:21,864,125
Valid Votes:21,555,032
Invalid Votes:309,093

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Front for Victory 47 - 7,429,158

34.47%

Progressive, Civic and Social Front 30 - 4,384,304

20.34%

Renewal Front 19 - 4,223,186

19.59%

Republican Proposal 12 - 1,769,999

8.21%

Workers' Left Front 3 - 1,469,372

6.82%

Federal Peronism (Justicialist Party) 7 - 1,207,837

5.60%

Radical Civic Union 6 - 921,110

4.27%

Neuquén People's Movement 2 - 132,217

0.61%

Popular Party 1 - 15,734

More Info:

At stake in this election:       

  • 130 seats in the Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Cristina FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER 
  • Head of Government: President Cristina FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER
  • Assembly: Argentina has a bicameral National Congress (Congreso de la nación) consisting of the Senate (Senado) with 72 seats and the Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) with 257 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by qualified majority to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Senate (Senado) 72 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 6-year terms.** In the Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) 257 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

**One-third of the Senate is renewable every two years. Senators are elected from 24 multi-member districts, with 3 Senators. 2 Senate seats per district are granted to the party receiving the highest number of votes, while the other seat is given to the first minority party.

***One-half of the Chamber of Deputies is renewable every two years. Party lists are closed. There are 24 multi-member districts. The threshold is 3 percent.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Front for Victory / Frente para la Victoria (FPV)
    • Leader: Cristina FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER
    • Seats won in last election: 78​
  • Party: Republican Proposal / Propuesta Republicana (PRO)
    • Leader: Mauricio MACRI
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • Party: Radical Civic Union/Union Civica Radical (UCR)
    • Leader: Ernesto SANZ
    • Seats won in last election: 13
  • Party: Socialist Party/Partido Socialista (PS)
    • Leader: Ruben GIUSTINIANI
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Party: Radical Civic Coalition/Coalicion Civica (CC)
    • Leader: Elisa CARRIO
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Last election:

  • The last election for the Chamber of Deputies was held on 23 October 2011. The Front for Victory Party won 78 seats; The Radical Civic Union won 13 seats, the Popular Union won 3 seats, and the Socialist Party won 5 seats. 

 

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 41,446,246 (July 2013 est.)
  • Registered voters: 30,635,464 (2013)[2]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 21,250,587 (July 2013 est.)
  • Is Argentina a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)[4]
  • Has Argentina ratified CEDAW: Yes (15 July 1985)[5]
  • Gender Quota: Yes[6]
  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Legislators: 94 (37%) of 257 seats in the Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados)[7]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 49[8]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low[9]

Disability Data:

  • Is Argentina a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)[10]
  • Has Argentina ratified CRPD: Yes (2 September 2008)[11]
  • Population with a disability: 6,453,656[12]