March 9, 2014 Held


Republic of Colombia

Election for Senado (Colombian Senate)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:14,310,367
Valid Votes:11,672,251
Invalid Votes:2,638,116

Seat Share By Party:

Hover to view number and percent of total seats won by party. Eight largest parties shown, with "others" combined if applicable.

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

National Unity Social Party / Party of the U (Partido Social de Unidad Nacional / Partido de «la U») 21 - 2,230,208


Colombian Conservative Party (Partido Conservador Colombiano) 19 - 1,944,284


Democratic Center (Centro Democratico) 19 - 2,045,564


Colombian Liberal Party (Partido Liberal Colombiano) 17 - - 1,748,789


Radical Change (Cambio Radical) 9 - 996,872


National Integration Party (Partido de Integración Nacional ) 5 - 527,124


Alternative Democratic Pole (Polo Democrático Alternativo) 5 - 541,145


Green Alliance (Alianza Verde) 5 - 564,663


Independent Movement of Absolute Renovation (Movimiento Independiente de Renovacion Absolute) - - 326,943

Election Results Modified: Apr 10, 2014

General Information

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.[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 (Senado). In the election, the Uribe-led Party of the U / Partido de la «U» received the most seats with 28 (25.84 percent of the vote), and the Uribe-allied Conservative Party / Partido Conservador gained the second most seats with 22 (21.18 percent of the vote).

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.

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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