March 11, 2018 Held


Republic of Colombia

Election for Camara de Representantes (Colombian House of Representatives)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:17,872,988
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Colombian Liberal Party (Partido Liberal Colombiano) 35 - 2,471,400


Democratic Center (Centro Democratico) 32 - 2,382,357


Radical Change (Cambio Radical) 30 - 2,140,464


National Unity (National Unity) 25 - 1,840,253


Colombian Conservative Party (Partido Conservador Colombiano) 21 - 1,819,634


Green Alliance (Alianza Verde) 9 - 883,549


Alternative Democratic Pole (Polo Democrático Alternativo) 2 - 444,746


Movimiento Alternativo Indígena y Social (Alternative Indigenous and Social Movement) 1 99,628

Consejo Comunitario La Mamuncia (Consejo Comunitario La Mamuncia) 1 23,613

C.C. Ancestral de Comunidades Negras Playa Renaciente (C.C. Ancestral de Comunidades Negras Playa Renaciente) 1 32,434

Election Results Modified: Dec 18, 2023

General Information

Note on the results: The vote count is for proportional representation only.

At stake in this election:

  • 166 seats in the House of Representatives of Colombia.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Juan Manuel SANTOS Calderon
  • Head of Government: President Juan Manuel SANTOS Calderon
  • 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:

  • In the Senate (Senado) 102 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms. Parties are allowed to choose between closed and open lists. Most lists are open. There is 1 multi-member national constituency with 100 seats and 1 multi-member special national constituency for indigenous (Indian) communities with 2 seats. In the House of Representatives, 163 members are elected through proportional representation. An additional two seats are chosen by Afro-Colombians and one by indigenous Colombians. 

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 49,464,683 (2018 est.)
  • Registered Voters:36,493,318 (2018)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 25,136,143 (2018 est.)
  • 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: 33 (House of Representatives); 23 (Senate)
  • Human Development Index Position: 90 (2018)
  • 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: 7,010,509 (2018 est.)
Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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