ElectionGudie

Nov. 21, 2021 Confirmed

Chile

Republic of Chile

Election for Camara de Diputados (Chilean Chamber of Deputies)

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At Stake in this Election:        

  • 155 seats in the Chamber of Deputies of the Republic of Chile (Cámara de Diputadas y Diputados) 

Government Structure: 

  • Chief of State: President Sebastián PIÑERA (since 11 March 2018) 
  • Head of Government: President Sebastián PIÑERA (since 11 March 2018) 
  • Assembly: The National Congress of Chile (Congreso Nacional de Chile) is a bicameral legislature consisting of a lower house, the 155-member Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputadas y Diputados), and an upper housethe 50-member Senate (Senado).

Electoral System: 

  • The President of Chile is elected to a four-year term using a two-round system in which the winning candidate must secure an absolute majority to win. [1]
  • The Chamber of Deputies consists of 155 directly elected seats using a party list proportional representation system and D’Hondt coefficient, in which members serve four-year terms. Deputies run for office in one of 28 multi-member electoral districts ranging from three to eight seats each. [2]
  • The Senate consists of 50 directly elected seats using a party list proportional representation system and D’Hondt coefficient, in which members serve eight-year terms. Senators runs for office in one of fifteen multi-member electoral districts ranging from two to five seats each. [3] 

Last Election: 

  • General elections were last held in Chile on 19 November 2017. 

Main Parties in this Election[4]

  • Coalition: Chile We Can Do More (ChP+) / Chile Podemos Más (formerly Chile Vamos)
    • Leader: Sebastián SICHEL 
    • Seats won in last election: 72 
  • ​​Party: Party of the People (PDG) / Partido de la Gente 
    • Leader: Franco PARISI 
    • Seats won in last election: New 
  • Coalition: New Social Pact (NPS) / Nuevo Pacto Social 
    • Leader: Yasna PROVOSTE 
    • Seats won in last election: New 
  • Party: Green Ecologist Party (PEV) / Partido Ecologista Verde 
    • Leader: Félix GONZÁLEZ GATICA 
    • Seats won in last election: 1* 
  • Party: Dignity Now (DA) / Dignidad Ahora 
    • Leaders: Pamela JILES and Guillermo GONZÁLEZ 
    • Seats won in last election: New 
  • Coalition: Christian Social Front (FSC) / Frente Social Cristiano 
    • Leader: José Antonio KAST 
    • Seats won in last election: New 
  • Coalition: Approve Dignity (AD) / Apruebo Dignidad 
    • Leader: Gabriel BORIC 
    • Seats won in last election: New 
  • Coalition: United Independents (IU) / Independientes Unidos 
    • Leaders: Cristián CONTRERAS RADOVIC and René RUBESKA 
    • Seats won in last election: New 

*The Green Ecologist Party won one seat independently, but constituted part of the Broad Front coalition which went on to secure 20 seats in the Chamber of Deputies. [5] 

Population and Registered Voters: 

  • Population: 19,426,591 (December 2021 est.) [6]
  • Registered Voters: 14,900,189 (2017) [7]

Gender Data: 

  • Female Population: 9,822,077 [8]
  • Is Chile a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980) [9]  
  • Has Chile ratified CEDAW: Yes (7 December1989) [10]
  • Gender Quota: Yes. The number of male or female candidates cannot surpass 60 percent of a party’s total number of candidates. [11] 
  • Female candidates in this election: N/A 
  • Number of Female Legislators: 35 [12]  
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: Rank 43 at 0.851 (2020) [13] 
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium [14] 

Disability Data: 

  • Is Chile a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007) [15]
  • Has Chile ratified CRPD: Yes (29 July 2008) [16] 
  • Population with a disability: 2,626,239 (2021 est.) [17]