ElectionGudie

Nov. 24, 2013 Held

3,139,692
Voted
Honduras

Republic of Honduras

Election for Congreso Nacional (Honduran National Congress)

Results

51%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,139,692
Valid Votes:2,699,544
Invalid Votes:440,148

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

National Party of Honduras 48 - 9,255,904

33.64%

Liberty and Refoundation Party 37 - 7,568,392

27.51%

Liberal Party 27 - 4,670,157

16.97%

Anti-Corruption Party 13 - 4,169,245

15.15%

Party for Innovation and Unity 1 - 507,958

1.85%

Democratic Unification Party 1 - 460,814

1.67%

Christian Democratic Party of Honduras 1 - 444,734

1.62%

Honduran Patriotic Alliance - - 272,398

0.99%

FAPER - - 128,488

0.47%

Seat Shares:

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 128 seats in the National Congress (Congreso Nacional)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Porfirio LOBO Sosa
  • Head of Government: President Porfirio LOBO Sosa
  • Assembly: Honduras has a unicameral National Congress (Congreso Nacional) with 128 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • In the National Congress (Congreso Nacional) 128 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms. The elections are held in 18 constituencies, which correspond to the 18 departments. Seats are apportioned to each department in proportion to population. District magnitudes range from 1 to 23 and where the district magnitude is one, the election is by plurality. The Hare quotient is used for seat allocation

Election Notes:

  • The last election to the National Congress (Congreso Nacional) was held on November 29, 2009. The National Party of Honduras / Partido Nacional de Honduras won a majority in the election, winning 71 seats. The election will be held alongside elections for the President of Honduras, Mayors and Vice-Mayors, and the Central American Parliament.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 7,849,059 (2013)
  • Registered Voters: 5,308,781 (November 2013)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,925,725 (2013)

·         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: 33 (following the 2013 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: 1,177,358 (est.)