ElectionGudie

Oct. 23, 2005 Held

18,513,717
Voted
Argentina

Argentine Republic

Election for Cámara de Diputados (Argentinian Chamber of Deputies)

Results

65%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:18,513,717
Valid Votes:16,973,080
Invalid Votes:1,540,637

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Party of Victory 50 - 5,071,094

29.90%

Radical Civic Union 10 - 1,514,653

8.90%

Alternative for a Republic of Equals 8 - 1,227,726

7.20%

Justicialist Party 9 - 1,142,522

6.70%

Republican Initiative Alliance 9 - 1,046,020

6.20%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

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

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Nestor KIRCHNER *
  • Head of Government: President Nestor KIRCHNER
  • Assembly: Argentina has a bicameral National Congress (Congreso Nacional) consisting of the Senate (Senado de la Nación) with 72 seats and the Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) with 257 seats.

* The president is both the chief of state and head of government.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Senate (Senado de la Nación) 72 members are elected by direct vote to serve 6-year terms*. In the Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) 257 members are elected by direct vote to serve 4-year terms.**

* One-third of the Senate is renewable every two years.

** One-half of the Chamber of Deputies is renewable every two years.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Justicialist Party (PJ) / Partido Justicialista
    • Leader: vacant
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 9
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 60
  • Party: Party of Victory**
    • Leader: Nestor KIRCHNER
    • Seats won in last Senate election: N/A
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: N/A
  • Party: Alternative for a Republic of Equals (ARI) / Alternativa por una República de Iguales
    • Leader: Elisa CARRIO
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 1
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 8
  • Party: Recreate for Growth (RECREAR) / Recrear para el Crecimiento
    • Leader: Ricardo LOPEZ MURPHY
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 1
  • Party: Radical Civic Union (UCR)
    • Leader: Angel ROZAS
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 5
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 22
  • Party: Socialist Party / (PS)
    • Leader: Ruben GIUSTINIANI
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 1
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 3

** The Party of Victory was allied with the Justicialist Party in the last elections.

Last Legislative election:

  • Legislative elections were last held between August and November 2003.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 39,537,943 (July 2006 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 26,098,093 (September 2005 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 19,996,580 (2005)

·         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: 47 (Chamber of Deputies); 10 (Senate)

·         Human Development Index Position: 40 (2014)

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

Disability Data:

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

·         Has Argentina ratified CRPD: Yes (2 September 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 5,930,691 (est.)