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Nov. 14, 2021 Confirmed

Argentina

Argentine Republic

Election for Cámara de Diputados (Argentinian Chamber of Deputies)

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At Stake in this Election:       

  • 127 out of 257 seats in the Argentine Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados de la Nación) [1] [2]

Government Structure: 

  • Chief of State: President Alberto FERNÁNDEZ (since 10 December 2019) 
  • Head of Government: President Alberto FERNÁNDEZ (since 10 December 2019) 
  • Assembly: Argentina possesses a bicameral legislative assembly consisting of the Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados de la Nación) with 257 seats and the Senate (Senado de la Nación) with 72 seats. 

Electoral System[3]

  • The President is elected by qualified majority to serve a four-year term. In instances where no candidate receives at least 45 percent of the vote, or 40 percent with a lead of 10 percent over the runner-up, then a run-off is held. 
  • In the Senate (Senado), 72 members are elected for six-year terms using a closed-list proportional representation system. One-third of the Senate is renewable every two years. Senators are elected from among 24 districts, in which the party receiving the highest number of votes receives two seats, while the party receiving the second highest number of votes receives the third seat. 
  • In the Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados), 257 members are elected for four-year terms through a closed-list proportional representation. Approximately half of seats are renewable every two years. While seats are allocated in proportion with provincial population size, all parties must surpass a three percent threshold to earn a seat.  

Last Election: 

  • The previous election was held on 27 October 2019. [4]

Main Parties in this Election:  

  • Coalition: Together for Change (JxC) / Juntos por el Cambio
    • Leader: Horacio Rodríguez LARRETA 
    • Seats won in last election: 56 
  • ​​Coalition: Everyone’s Front (FdT) / Frente de Todos  
    • Leaders: Alberto FERNÁNDEZ and Cristina FERNÁNDEZ DE KIRCHNER 
    • Seats won in last election: 64 
  • Coalition: Workers’ Left Front – Unity (FIT-U) Frente de Izquierda y de los Trabajadores – Unidad 
    • Leader: Juan Carlos GIORDANO 
    • Seats won in last election: 0 
  • Alliance: Federal Consensus (CF) / Consenso Federal 
    • Leader: Roberto LAVAGNA 
    • Seats won in last election: 3 
  • Coalition: NOS / NOS 
    • Leader: Juan José Gómez CENTURION 
    • Seats won in last election: 0 

Population and Registered Voters: 

  • Population: 45,882,751 (November 2021 est.) [5]
  • Registered Voters: 34,218,538 [6]

Gender Data: 

  • Female Population: 23,439,193 [7]
  • Is Argentina a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980) [8]
  • Has Argentina ratified CEDAW: Yes (15 July 1985) [9]
  • Gender Quota: Legislated quotas operate in both the Chamber of Deputies and Senate as well as at the sub-national level, while parties also employ voluntary quotas. One-third of seats in the Chamber of Deputies are reserved for female candidates. [10]
  • Female Leaders in this election: Yes 
  • Number of Female Legislators: 109 out of 257 seats. [11] 
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: Rank 46 at 0.845 (2020) [12] 
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: No data [13]