ElectionGudie

March 10, 2002 Held

10,188,929
Voted
Colombia

Republic of Colombia

Election for Camara de Representantes (Colombian House of Representatives)

Results

35%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:10,188,929
Valid Votes:8,292,852
Invalid Votes:1,896,077

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Colombian Liberal Party 54 2,595,640

31.30%

Others 22 2,186,954

26.40%

Colombian Conservative Party 21 910,788

11.00%

Radical Change 7 316,516

3.80%

Coalition 11 235,339

2.80%

Team Colombia 4 192,005

2.30%

Popular Civic Convergence 4 180,914

2.20%

Liberal Opening 5 162,621

2.00%

United Popular Movement 2 127,485

1.50%

National Salvation Movement 2 114,193

1.40%

Always Colombia 3 109,182

1.30%

Movement for Popular Participation 2 105,641

1.30%

Renovation Action Moral Labor 2 93,645

1.10%

National Movement 1 93,007

1.10%

Popular Will 2 91,456

1.10%

Progressive Force 2 83,088

1.00%

Civic Convergence 2 82,630

1.00%

Alternative Way 1 77,690

0.90%

Social and Political Front 2 69,702

0.80%

Democratic Progress 2 67,629

0.80%

Republican Movement 1 60,035

0.70%

Independent Conservativism 1 58,926

0.70%

Community Participation 1 53,312

0.60%

National Democratic Reconstruction 1 43,362

0.50%

Regional Integration Movement 2 42,975

0.50%

Civic Purpose Colombia 1 40,045

0.50%

National Christian Party 1 29,630

0.40%

New Democratic Force 1 25,863

0.30%

National Progressive 1 23,086

0.30%

Colombian Popular Party 1 19,493

0.20%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 166 seats in the House of Representatives

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
  • Radical Change
  • Liberal Opening
  • Popular Civic Convergence
  • Team Colombia
  • Colombia Siempre

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.)