ElectionGudie

Dec. 16, 2001 Held

5,037,930
Voted
Chile

Republic of Chile

Election for Senado (Chilean Senate)

Results

52%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:5,037,930
Valid Votes:4,184,447
Invalid Votes:853,483

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Concert of Parties for Democracy 9 2,089,386

49.93%

Alliance for Chile 9 1,531,855

36.62%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 18 seats in the Senate (Senado)

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:

  • Coalition: Concert of Parties for Democracy / Concertación de Partidos por la Democracia
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 9
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 11
  • Coalition: Alliance for Chile / Alianza por Chile*
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 9
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 9

*Previously known as Union for Chile.

Population and voter registration:

  • Population: 15,358,418 (2001)
  • Registered Voters: 8,075,446 (2001)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 7,782,689 (2001)

·         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: 15 (Chamber of Deputies); 2 (Senate) (following 2001 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: 2,303,762 (est.)