ElectionGudie

Nov. 19, 2017 Confirmed

Chile

Republic of Chile

Election for Camara de Diputados (Chilean Chamber of Deputies)

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Chile: Chilean Chamber of Deputies, November 19, 2017

At stake in this election:

  • 120 seats in the Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Michelle BACHELET Jeria (since 11 March 2014)
  • Head of Government: President Michelle BACHELET Jeria (since 11 March 2014)
  • Assembly: Bicameral National Congress (Congreso Nacional) consisting of the Senate (Senado) with 38 seats and the Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados) with 120 seats

Description of electoral system:

  • The 120 members of the Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados) are directly elected to 4-year terms in multi-seat constituencies by a simple majority vote.

Last Election:

  • The last election for the Chamber of Deputies occurred on November 17, 2013. The New Majority for Chile Party won 68 seats, which was the largest share. The Alliance Party won the second largest share, with 48 seats.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Amplitude / Amplitud
    • Leader: Lily PEREZ
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Broad Social Movement / Movimiento Amplio Social
    • Leader: Cristian TAPIA Ramos
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Democratic Revolution / Revolución Democrática
    • Leader: Rodrigo ECHECOPAR
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Let’s Go Chile Coalition / Chile Vamos
    • Leader: Cristián MONCKEBERG
    • Seats won in last election: 48
  • Liberal Party / Partido Liberal de Chile
    • Leader: Vlado MIROSEVIC
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • New Majority Coalition / Nueva Mayoria
    • Leader: Carolina GOIC Boroevic
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Progressive Party / Partido Progresista
    • Leader: Patricia MORALES
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 17,789,267 (2017 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 14,347,288

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 9,030,084
  • Is Chile a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)
  • Has Chile ratified CEDAW: Yes (7 December 1989)
  • Gender Quota: No
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 23
  • Human Development Index Position: 38
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

  • Is Chile a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
  • Has Chile ratified CRPD: Yes (29 July 2008)
  • Population with a disability: 2,626,239