ElectionGudie

Nov. 21, 2021 Confirmed

Chile

Republic of Chile

Election for Senado (Chilean Senate)

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At Stake in this Election:        

  • 27 out of 50 seats in the Senate of the Republic of Chile (Senado) 

Government Structure: 

  • Chief of State: President Sebastián PIÑERA (since 11 March 2018) 
  • Head of Government: President Sebastián PIÑERA (since 11 March 2018) 
  • Assembly: The National Congress of Chile (Congreso Nacional de Chile) is a bicameral legislature consisting of a lower house, the 155-member Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputadas y Diputados), and an upper housethe 50-member Senate (Senado).

Electoral System: 

  • The President of Chile is elected to a four-year term using a two-round system in which the winning candidate must secure an absolute majority to win. [1]
  • The Chamber of Deputies consists of 155 directly elected seats using a party list proportional representation system and D’Hondt coefficient, in which members serve four-year terms. Deputies run for office in one of 28 multi-member electoral districts ranging from three to eight seats each. [2]
  • The Senate consists of 50 directly elected seats using a party list proportional representation system and D’Hondt coefficient, in which members serve eight-year terms. Senators runs for office in one of fifteen multi-member electoral districts ranging from two to five seats each. [3] 

Last Election: 

  • General elections were last held in Chile on 19 November 2017. 

Main Parties in this Election[4]

  • Coalition: Chile We Can Do More (ChP+) / Chile Podemos Más (formerly Chile Vamos)
    • Leader: Sebastián SICHEL 
    • Seats won in last election: 72 
  • ​​Party: Party of the People (PDG) / Partido de la Gente 
    • Leader: Franco PARISI 
    • Seats won in last election: New 
  • Coalition: New Social Pact (NPS) / Nuevo Pacto Social 
    • Leader: Yasna PROVOSTE 
    • Seats won in last election: New 
  • Party: Green Ecologist Party (PEV) / Partido Ecologista Verde 
    • Leader: Félix GONZÁLEZ GATICA 
    • Seats won in last election: 1* 
  • Party: Dignity Now (DA) / Dignidad Ahora 
    • Leaders: Pamela JILES and Guillermo GONZÁLEZ 
    • Seats won in last election: New 
  • Coalition: Christian Social Front (FSC) / Frente Social Cristiano 
    • Leader: José Antonio KAST 
    • Seats won in last election: New 
  • Coalition: Approve Dignity (AD) / Apruebo Dignidad 
    • Leader: Gabriel BORIC 
    • Seats won in last election: New 
  • Coalition: United Independents (IU) / Independientes Unidos 
    • Leaders: Cristián CONTRERAS RADOVIC and René RUBESKA 
    • Seats won in last election: New 

Population and Registered Voters: 

  • Population: 19,426,591 (December 2021 est.) [5]
  • Registered Voters: 14,900,189 (2017) [6]

Gender Data: 

  • Female Population: 9,822,077 [7]
  • Is Chile a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980) [8]  
  • Has Chile ratified CEDAW: Yes (7 December1989) [9]
  • Gender Quota: Yes. The number of male or female legislative candidates cannot surpass 60 percent of a party’s total number of candidates. [10] 
  • Female candidates in this election: N/A 
  • Number of Female Legislators: 12 [11]  
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: Rank 43 at 0.851 (2020) [12] 
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium [13]