ElectionGudie

June 28, 2009 Held

6,122,763
Voted
Argentina

Argentine Republic

Election for Senado (Argentinian Senate)

Results

69%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:6,122,763
Valid Votes:5,849,128
Invalid Votes:989,628

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Civic and Social Front Alliance 12 - 2,477,688

40.50%

Front for Victory 8 - 1,212,255

19.80%

Anti-Kirchner Peronist dissidents 2 - 710,580

11.60%

Republican Proposal 2 - 342,449

5.60%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 24 seats in the Senate (Senado)

Description of government structure:

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

* The electoral system is two-round. To avoid a runoff, the winner must win 45 percent of valid votes. Alternatively, she must win 40 percent of valid votes and at least 10 points more than the next-placed candidate.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by qualified majority to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Senate (Senado) 72 members are elected by regional legislatures to serve 6-year terms*. In the Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) 257 members are elected by proportional representation 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. Party lists are closed. There are 24 multi-member districts. The threshold is 3 percent.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Front for Victory (FV) / Frente para la Victoria
    • Leader: Cristina Fernandez de KIRCHNER
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 0
  • Party: Justicialist Party (PJ) / Partido Justicialista
    • Leader: Eduardo CAMANO
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 0
  • Party: Justicialist Front (FJ) / Frente Justicialista
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 0
  • Party: Alternative for an Egalitarian Republic (ARI) / Alternativa por una Republica de Igualges
    • Leader: Elisa CARRIO
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 0
  • Party: Radical Civic Union (UCR)
    • Leader: Gerardo MORALES
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 0
  • Party: Socialist Party (PS)
    • Leader: Ruben GIUSTINIANI
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 40,913,584 (July 2009 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 26,098,546

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 20,843,136 (2009)

·         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); 8 (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: 6,137,037 (est.)