ElectionGudie

Nov. 25, 2001 Held

2,285,087
Voted
Honduras

Republic of Honduras

Election for Congreso Nacional (Honduran National Congress)

Results

63%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,285,087
Valid Votes:2,179,181
Invalid Votes:105,906

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

National Party of Honduras 61 967,733

46.50%

Liberal Party of Honduras 55 850,290

40.80%

National Innovation and Unity Party-Social Democratic 4 95,059

4.60%

Democratic Unification Party 5 92,818

4.50%

Christian Democratic Party of Honduras 3 76,886

3.70%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 128 seats in the National Congress (Congreso Nacional)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Carlos Roberto FLORES Facusse
  • Head of Government: President Carlos Roberto FLORES Facusse
  • Assembly: Honduras has a unicameral National Congress (Congreso Nacional) with 128 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the National Congress (Congreso Nacional) 128 members are elected by direct vote to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: National Party (NP)
    • Leader: Ricardo MADURO
    • Seats won in this election: 61
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Party: Liberal Party of Honduras (PL)
    • Leader: Rafael PINEDA Ponce
    • Seats won in this election: 55
    • Seats won in last election: 67
  • Party: Democratic Unification Party (PUD)
    • Leader: Matias FUNES
    • Seats won in this election: 5
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: National Innovation and Unity Party-Social Democratic (PINU-SD)
    • Leader: Olban VALLADARES
    • Seats won in this election: 4
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • Party: Christian Democratic Party of Honduras (PDC)
    • Leader: Orlando IRIARTE
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 2

Last Legislative election:

  • Elections to the National Congress last held: November 30, 1997.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 6,371,304 (2001)
  • Registered Voters: 3,448,240 ( 2001 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,185,164 (2001)

·         Is Honduras a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (11 June 1980)

·         Has Honduras ratified CEDAW: Yes (3 March 1983)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 7 (following the 2001 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 131 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Honduras a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Honduras ratified CRPD: Yes (14 April 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 955,695 (est.)