ElectionGudie

Oct. 14, 2001 Held

18,343,214
Voted
Argentina

Argentine Republic

Election for Senado (Argentinian Senate)

Results

58%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:18,343,214
Valid Votes:14,329,658
Invalid Votes:4,013,556

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Justicialist Party 40 5,727,986

39.97%

Alliance for Work, Justice and Education 25 3,340,245

23.31%

Argentina for a Republic of Equals 1 1,169,044

8.16%

Front for Change - - 606,358

4.23%

Action for the Republic - - 320,928

2.20%

Federal Group of Independent Parties of the Interior - - 305,531

2.13%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 72 seats in the Senate (Senado de la Nación)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Fernando DE LA RUA
  • Head of Government: President Fernando DE LA RUA
  • 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.

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 members are elected every two years.

** One-half of the members are elected every two years.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Justicialist Party / Peronist
    • Leader: Carlos Saúl MENEM
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 40
    • Seats won in last Senate election: N/A
  • Party: Argentina for a Republic of Equals (ARI)
    • Leader: Elisa CARRIO
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 1
    • Seats won in last Senate election: N/A
  • Party: Alliance for Work, Justice and Education (UCR and FREPASO)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 25
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
  • Party: Front for Change / Polo Social
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
  • Party: Federal Group of Independent Parties of the Interior (PAUFE)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
  • Party: Action for the Republic (AR) / Acción por la República
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
  • Other Parties
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 6

Last Legislative election:

  • Parliamentary elections to the National Assembly last held on October 24, 1999. There were 127 seats decided in the last election.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 36,955,182 (July 2000 est. )
  • Registered Voters: 24,735,483 ( 2001 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 19,139,695 (2001)

·         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: 79 (Chamber of Deputies); 24 (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: 5,543,277 (est.)