Oct. 25, 2015 Held


Argentine Republic

Election for Argentinian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:25,220,640
Valid Votes:24,420,841
Invalid Votes:799,799

Vote Share by Candidate:

Daniel SCIOLI9,002,242


Mauricio MACRI8,382,610


Sergio MASSA5,211,705


Nicolas DEL CANO798,031


Margarita STOLBIZER619,051


Adolfo Rodriguez SAA407,202

Election Results Modified: Oct 29, 2015

General Information

*A run-off election between Daniel Scioli and Mauricio Macri will be held on 22 November 2015. 

At stake in this election:       

  • The office of President of Argentina

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.

*The electoral system is two-round. To avoid a runoff, the winner must win 45 percent of valid votes. Alternatively, they must win 40 percent of valid votes and at least 10 points more than the next-placed candidate.

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 Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Candidate: Daniel SCIOLI
    • Party: Front for Victory (FPV) / Frente para la Victoria
  • Candidate: Mauricio MACRI
    • Party: Let’s Change / Cambiemos
  • Candidate: Sergio MASSA
    • Party: United for a New Alternative (UNA) / Unidos por una Nueva Alternativa
  • Candidate: Margarita STOLBIZER
    • Party: Progressives / Progresistas
  • Candidate: Nicolás del CAÑO
    • Party: Worker’s Left Front (FIT) / Frente de Izquierda y de los Trabajadores
  • Candidate: Adolfo Rodríguez SAÁ
    • Party: Federal Commitment / Compromiso Federal

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 43,024,374 (2014 est.)[1]
  • Registered voters: 30,635,464 (2013)[2]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 21,813,896 (2014 est.)[3]
  • 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]


[1] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html

[2] http://www.idea.int/vt/countryview.cfm?id=12

[3] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html

[4] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-8&chapter=4&lang=en

[5] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-8&chapter=4&lang=en

[6] http://www.quotaproject.org/uid/countryview.cfm?country=12

[7] http://www.quotaproject.org/uid/countryview.cfm?country=12

[8] http://hdr.undp.org/en/content/table-1-human-development-index-and-its-components

[9] http://genderindex.org/country/argentina

[10] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=iv-15&chapter=4&lang=en

[11] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=iv-15&chapter=4&lang=en

[12] http://www.electionaccess.org/en/resources/countries/ar/all/


Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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