ElectionGudie

Dec. 11, 2005 Held

6,601,811
Voted
Chile

Republic of Chile

Election for Camara de Diputados (Chilean Chamber of Deputies)

Results

Cast Votes:6,601,811
Valid Votes:0
Invalid Votes:0

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Concert of Parties for Democracy 65 - 3,417,207

51.80%

Alliance 54 - 2,556,286

38.70%

Together We Can Do More for Chile - - 488,618

7.40%

Independent Regional Force 1 - 77,213

1.20%

Others - - 62,387

0.90%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

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

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ricardo LAGOS Escobar *
  • Head of Government: President Ricardo LAGOS Escobar
  • Assembly: Chile has a bicameral National Congress (Congreso Nacional) consisting of the Senate (Senado) with 48 seats and the Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados) with 120 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 6-year term.
  • In the Senate (Senado), 38 members are elected by popular vote to serve 8-year terms and 10 members are designated *. In the Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados) 120 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms.

* One-half of the members in the Senate are elected every four years.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Christian Democratic Party (PDC) / Partido Demócrata Cristiano
    • Leader: Adolfo ZALDIVAR LARRAIN
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 2
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 23
  • Party: National Renovation / Renovación Nacional (RN)
    • Leader: Sergio DIEZ URZUA
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 4
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 18
  • Party: Independent Democratic Union / Unión Demócrata Independiente
    • Leader: Jovino NOVOA VASQUEZ
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 3
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 31

Population and number of registered voters

  • Population: 16,096,517 (2005)
  • Registered voters: 8,220,897 (2005)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 8,157,049 (2005)

·         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: 18 (Chamber of Deputies); 2 (Senate) (following 2005 parliamentary election)

·         Human Development Index Position: 42 (2014)

·         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: 2,267,465 (est.)