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May 28, 2006 Held

Colombia

Republic of Colombia

Election for President

Results

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:12,041,737
Valid Votes:11,864,410
Invalid Votes:177,327

Candidates:

Alvaro URIBE Vélez7,397,835

62.35

Carlos GAVIRIA Diaz2,613,157

22.03

Horacio SERPA Uribe1,404,235

11.84

Antanas MOCKUS Sivickas146,583

1.24

Enrique PAREJO Gonzalez42,652

0.35949533099412445

Alvaro LEYVA Duran18,263

0.15393095821873992

Carlos Arturo RINCON Barreto15,388

0.12969882193889118

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Colombia

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Alvaro URIBE Velez
  • Head of Government: President Alvaro URIBE Velez
  • Assembly: Colombia has a bicameral Congress (Congreso) consisting of the Senate (Senado) with 102 seats and the House of Representatives (Camara de Representantes) with 166 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Senate (Senado) 102 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms. In the House of Representatives (Camara de Representantes) 166 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Alvaro URIBE Vélez
    • Party: Colombia First / Primero Colombia
  • Carlos GAVIRIA Diaz
    • Party: Alternative Democratic Pole / Polo Democrático Alternativo
  • Horacio SERPA Uribe
    • Party: Colombian Liberal Party / Partido Liberal Colombiano
  • Antanas MOCKUS Sivickas
    • Party: Indigenous Social Alliance Movement / Movimiento Alianza Social Indígena
  • Enrique PAREJO Gonzalez
    • Party: National Democratic Reconstruction Movement / Movimiento Reconstruccion Democratica Nacional
  • Alvaro LEYVA Duran******
    • Party: National Reconciliation Movement / Movimiento Nacional de Reconciliación
  • Carlos Arturo RINCON Barreto
    • Party: Communal and Communitarian Movement of Colombia / Movimiento Politico Comunal y Comunitario

****** Alvaro LEYVA Duran quit the race on May 14, two weeks before the election.

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on May 26, 2002. President Alvaro URIBE Velez received 53.04% of the vote against Horacio SERPA Uribe who obtained 31.72%.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 43,593,035 (July 2006 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 26,731,700 (May 2006 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 22,194,544 (2006)

·         Is Colombia a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Colombia ratified CEDAW: Yes (19 January 1982)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 14 (House of Representatives); 12 (Senate) (following 2006 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 97 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Colombia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Colombia ratified CRPD: Yes (10 May 2011)

·         Population with a disability: 6,575,361 (est.)