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Argentina

Argentine Republic

43,886,748 24

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

70.97%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Argentinian Senate Senado Upper House
Argentinian Chamber of Deputies Cámara de Diputados Lower House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Mauricio MACRI *
  • Head of Government: President Mauricio MACRI
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 1999-10-24 19,415,960 24,108,413 80.54%
Argentinian Senate 2001-10-14 18,343,214 24,735,483 74.16%
Argentinian Chamber of Deputies 2001-10-14 18,146,009 24,735,483 73.36%
President 2003-04-27 19,755,369 25,479,486 77.53%
Argentinian Senate 2003-04-27 5,369,908 7,766,376 69.14%
Argentinian Chamber of Deputies 2003-04-27 18,330,553 25,564,130 71.7%
Argentinian Senate 2005-10-23 7,926,585 26,098,093 30.37%
Argentinian Chamber of Deputies 2005-10-23 18,513,717 26,098,093 70.94%
Argentinian Chamber of Deputies 2007-10-28 19,086,667 27,090,236 70.46%
President 2007-10-28 19,452,594 27,090,236 71.81%
Argentinian Senate 2007-10-28 - 26,098,546 -
Argentinian Chamber of Deputies 2009-06-28 20,092,328 27,797,930 72.28%
Argentinian Senate 2009-06-28 6,122,763 8,474,844 72.25%
Argentinian Senate 2011-10-23 10,721,680 28,867,162 37.14%
Argentinian Chamber of Deputies 2011-10-23 22,027,102 28,867,162 76.31%
President 2011-10-23 21,484,844 28,867,162 74.43%
Argentinian Chamber of Deputies 2013-10-27 21,864,125 30,635,464 71.37%
Argentinian Senate 2013-10-27 5,323,197 6,908,999 77.05%
Argentinian Chamber of Deputies 2015-10-25 23,829,889 32,126,138 74.18%
Argentinian Senate 2015-10-25 7,835,803 9,815,549 79.83%
President 2015-10-25 25,220,640 32,063,409 78.66%
President 2015-11-22 25,993,860 32,130,853 80.9%
Argentinian Chamber of Deputies 2017-10-29 25,699,629 33,454,411 76.82%
Argentinian Senate 2017-10-29 - - -

Voter Turnout