ElectionGudie

Oct. 29, 2017 Confirmed

Argentina

Argentine Republic

Election for Cámara de Diputados (Argentinian Chamber of Deputies)

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Argentina: Chamber of Deputies, October 29, 2017

At stake in this election:

  • 127 seats in the Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Mauricio MACRI (since 10 December 2015)
  • Head of Government: President Mauricio MACRI (since 10 December 2015)
  • Assembly: Bicameral National Congress (Congreso Nacional) consisting of the Senate with 72 seats and the Chamber of Deputies with 257 seats

Description of electoral system:

  • The 257 members of the Chamber of Deputies seats are directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote. Half of the membership is renewed every 2 years. Members serve 4-year terms.

Last Election:

  • The last election for 130 seats in the Chamber of Deputies occurred in 2015. The Front for Victory won 60 seats, which was the largest share.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Let’s Change / Cambiemos
    • Leader: Mauricio MACRI
    • Seats won in last election: 40
  • Citizen’s Unity / Unidad Ciudadana
    • Leader: Cristina FERNANDEZ
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Justicialist Party / Partido Justicialista
    • Leader: Jose Luis GIOJA
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • United for a New Alternative / Unidos por una Nueva Alternativa
    • Leader: Sergio MASSA
    • Seats won in last election: 14
  • Civic Front for Santiago / Frente Civico por Santiago
    • Leader: Gerardo ZAMORA
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • United for Cordoba / Union por Cordoba
    • Leader: Leonardo GROSSO
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • Front for the Renewal of Concord / Frente Renovador de la Concordia
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last election: 0  
  • Evolution / Evolucion
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • The Worker’s Left Front / Frente de Izquierda y de los Trabajadores
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Union for Chubut / Chubut Para Todos
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • The Progressive, Civic, and Social Front / Frente Progresista, Civico, y Social
    • Leader: Antonio BONFATTI
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • Neuquén People's Movement / Movimiento Popular Neuquino
    • Leader: Jorge SOBISCH
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Intransigent Party / Partido Intransigente
    • Leader: Enrique Gustavo CARDESA
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 44,293,293
  • Registered Voters: 32,130,853

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 22,370,350
  • Is Argentina a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)
  • Has Argentina ratified CEDAW: Yes (15 July 1985)
  • Gender Quota: Yes
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 130
  • Human Development Index Position: 45
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low

Disability Data:

  • Is Argentina a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
  • Has Argentina ratified CRPD: Yes (2 September 2008)
  • Population with a disability: 6,514,783