ElectionGudie

Oct. 28, 2007 Held

26,098,546
Registered to Vote
Argentina

Argentine Republic

Election for Senado (Argentinian Senate)

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At stake in this election:

  • 24 seats in the Senate (Senado de la Nación)
  • 130 seats in the Chamber of Representatives (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 Representatives (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 Representatives (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: Front for Victory (FV) / Frente para la Victoria
    • Leader: Cristina Fernandez de KIRCHNER
  • Party: Justicialist Party (PJ) / Partido Justicialista
    • Leader: Eduardo CAMANO
  • Party: Justicialist Front (FJ) / Frente Justicialista
    • Leader: N/A
  • Party: Alternative for an Egalitarian Republic (ARI) / Alternativa por una Republica de Igualges
    • Leader: Elisa CARRIO
  • Party: Radical Civic Union (UCR)
    • Leader: Gerardo MORALES
  • Party: Socialist Party (PS)
    • Leader: Ruben GIUSTINIANI

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 40,301,927 (July 2007 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 26,098,546 (October 2005 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 20,418,920 (2007)

·         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: 52 (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: 6,045,289 (est.)