Oct. 28, 2007 Held


Argentine Republic

Election for Argentinian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:19,452,594
Valid Votes:18,265,050
Invalid Votes:1,187,544

Vote Share by Candidate:

Cristina Fernandez de KIRCHNER8,204,626


Elisa Maria Avelina CARRIO4,191,361


Roberto LAVAGNA3,083,577


Alberto Jose Rodriguez SAA1,408,736


Nestor PITROLA1,130,604


Fernando "Pino" SOLANAS292,933


Jorge Omar SOBISCH284,161


Ricardo Hipolito Lopez MURPHY264,746


Vilma RIPOLL138,601


Jose MONTES94,777


Luis AMMANN75,692


Raul Anibal CASTELLS54,893


Gustavo Breide OBEID45,113

Election Results Modified: Oct 24, 2007

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Argentina

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 Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Cristina Fernandez de KIRCHNER
    • Party: Front for Victory (FV) / Frente para la Victoria
  • Elisa Maria Avelina CARRIO
    • Party: Confederacion Coalicion Civica
  • Roberto LAVAGNA
    • Party: Alianza Concertacion Una
  • Alberto Jose Rodriguez SAA
    • Party: Union and Liberty Party / Alianza Frente Justicia Union y Libertad
  • Ricardo Hipolito Lopez MURPHY
    • Party: Federal Alliance Movement to Recreate Growth / Recrear para el Crecimiento
  • Luis AMMANN
    • Party: Alianza Frente Amplio Hacia la Unidad LatinoAmerica
  • Gustavo Breide OBEID
  • Jose MONTES
    • Party: Socialist Left / Alianza Frente Mas Izguierda Socialista
  • Nestor PITROLA
    • Party: Worker's Party / Partido Obrero
  • Vilma RIPOLL
    • Party: Socialist Workers' Movement / Movimiento Socialista de los Trabajadores
  • Jorge Omar SOBISCH
    • Party: Union Popular/Movimiento po la Dignidad y la Independencia/El Movimiento de las Provincias Unidas/Mo
  • Fernando "Pino" SOLANAS
    • Party: Authentic Socialist Party / Partido Socialista Autentico
  • Raul Anibal CASTELLS
    • Party: Movimiento Independiente de Jubilados y Desocupados

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 40,301,927 (July 2007 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 27,090,236 (October 2007 )

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.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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