ElectionGudie

Oct. 29, 2017 Confirmed

Argentina

Argentine Republic

Election for Senado (Argentinian Senate)

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Argentina: Senate, October 29, 2017

At stake in this election:

  • 24 seats in the Argentinian Senate (Senado)

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 72 members of the Senate are directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by a simple majority vote to serve 6-year terms. One-third of the membership is elected every 2 years.

Last Election:

  • The last election for the Senate (Senado) occurred in 2015. The provinces of Catamarca, Cordoba, Corrientes, Chubut, La Pampa, Mendoza, Santa Fe, and Tucuman each elected 3 senators.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Let’s Change / Cambiemos
    • Leader: Mauricio MACRI
    • Seats won in last election: 6
  • 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
  • Front for the Renewal of Concord / Frente Renovador de la Concordia
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • United for a New Alternative / Unidos por una Nueva Alternativa
    • Leader: Sergio MASSA
    • Seats won in last election: 1

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