Record Modified: Aug 16 2023

Oct. 25, 2015 Held


Argentine Republic

Election for Senado (Argentinian Senate)


Cast Votes:7,835,803
Valid Votes:7,138,475
Invalid Votes:697,328


Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

"Let's Change" Alliance (Alianza Cambiemos) 6 - 2,436,874


Front for Victory (Frente para la Victoria) 13 - 2,336,037


United for a New Alternative (Unidos por una Nueva Alternativa) 1 - 929,947


Civic and Social Front Alliance (Alianza Frente Civico y Social) 1 - 326,337


Meeting for Corrientes (Alianza Encuentro por Corrientes) 1 - 186,462


Union for Chubut (Alianza Frente Union Chubut Somos Todos) 1 - 85,396


Pampa Civic and Social Front (Propuesta Frepam) 1 - 69,983


More Info:

*Turnout and results shown are for the Senatorial election only. Three Senators were elected for each of the following provinces: Catamarca; Cordoba; Corrientes; Chubut; La Pampa; Mendoza; Santa Fe; and Tucuman.

At stake in this election:       

  • 24 seats in the Senate

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, they 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 through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 6-year terms.** In the Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) 257 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

**One-third of the Senate is renewable every two years. Senators are elected from 24 multi-member districts, with 3 Senators each. Two Senate seats per district are granted to the party receiving the highest number of votes, while the other seat is given to the first minority party.

***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 / Frente para la Victoria (FPV)
    • Leader: Cristina FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER
    • Seats won in last election: 14
  • Party: Republican Proposal / Propuesta Republicana (PRO)
    • Leader: Mauricio MACRI
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • Party: Federal Peronism (Justicialist Party) / Peronismo Federal (Partido Justicialista)
    • Leader: Eduardo FELLNER
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: Neuquén People's Movement / Movimiento Popular Neuquino (MPN)
    • Leader: Jorge SOBISCH
    • Seats won in last election: 2

Last election:

  • The last election for the Senate was held on 27 October 2013.  There were 6,908,999 registered voters for the election.  The Front for Victory Party won 14 seats (37.50% of the vote), the Progressive, Civic and Social Front won 3 seats (18.62% of the vote), the Republican Proposal won 3 seats (17.36% of the vote), the Federal Peronism (Justicialist Party) won 1 seat (3.32% of the vote), the Neuquén People's Movement won 2 seats (2.65% of the vote), the Tierra del Fuegan Social Movement won 1 seat (0.30% of the vote).

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 43,024,374 (2014 est.)[1]
  • Registered voters: 30,635,464 (2013)[2]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 21,813,896 (2014 est.)[3]
  • Is Argentina a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)[4]
  • Has Argentina ratified CEDAW: Yes (15 July 1985)[5]
  • Gender Quota: Yes[6]
  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Legislators: 94 (37%) of 257 seats in the Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados)[7]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 49[8]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low[9]

Disability Data:

  • Is Argentina a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)[10]
  • Has Argentina ratified CRPD: Yes (2 September 2008)[11]
  • Population with a disability: 6,453,656[12]





[1] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html

[2] http://www.idea.int/vt/countryview.cfm?id=12

[3] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html

[4] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-8&chapter=4&lang=en

[5] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-8&chapter=4&lang=en

[6] http://www.quotaproject.org/uid/countryview.cfm?country=12

[7] http://www.quotaproject.org/uid/countryview.cfm?country=12

[8] http://hdr.undp.org/en/content/table-1-human-development-index-and-its-components

[9] http://genderindex.org/country/argentina

[10] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=iv-15&chapter=4&lang=en

[11] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=iv-15&chapter=4&lang=en

[12] http://www.electionaccess.org/en/resources/countries/ar/all/