IFES

Nov. 21, 2021 Confirmed

Chile

Republic of Chile

Election for President

Results

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:7,114,800
Valid Votes:7,026,608
Invalid Votes:88,192

Candidates:

José Antonio KAST1,961,387

27.91

Gabriel BORIC1,814,777

25.83

Franco PARISI899,230

12.80

Sebastián SICHEL898,331

12.78

Yasna PROVOSTE815,429

11.60

Marco ENRIQUEZ-OMINAMI534,252

7.60

Eduardo ARTÉS103,202

1.47

More Info:

At Stake in this Election:        

  • The Office of the President of the Republic of Chile

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 Candidates in this Election: [4]

  • Candidate: Eduardo ARTÉS 
  • Candidate: Gabriel BORIC 
  • Candidate: Marco ENRÍQUEZ-OMINAMI  
  • Candidate: José Antonio KAST 
  • Candidate: Franco PARISI 
  • Candidate: Yasna PROVOSTE 
  • Candidate: Sebastián SICHEL 
    • Party: Independent 
    • Endorsed by the coalition Chile We Can Do More (ChP+) / Chile Podemos Más 

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: 1 
  • Number of Female Legislators: 35 out of 155 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 12 out of 50 seats in the Senate [11]  
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: Rank 43 at 0.851 (2020) [12] 
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium [13] 

Disability Data: 

  • Is Chile a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007) [14]
  • Has Chile ratified CRPD: Yes (29 July 2008) [15] 
  • Population with a disability: 2,626,239 (2021 est.) [16]

[1] https://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/chile/government

[2] https://www.bcn.cl/leyfacil/recurso/nuevo-sistema-electoral-para-elecciones-parlamentarias-%28fin-del-sistema-binominal%29

[3] https://www.bcn.cl/leyfacil/recurso/nuevo-sistema-electoral-para-elecciones-parlamentarias-%28fin-del-sistema-binominal%29

[4] https://www.servelelecciones.cl/

[5] https://countrymeters.info/en/Chile

[6] https://oficial.servel.cl/padron-electoral-por-sexo-y-region-elecciones-abril-2021/

[7] https://countrymeters.info/en/Chile

[8] https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?Treaty=CEDAW&Lang=en

[9] https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?Treaty=CEDAW&Lang=en

[10] https://www.bcn.cl/leyfacil/recurso/nuevo-sistema-electoral-para-elecciones-parlamentarias-%28fin-del-sistema-binominal%29

[11] https://www.idea.int/data-tools/data/gender-quotas/country-view/79/35 

[12] http://hdr.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/CHL

[13] https://www.genderindex.org/country-profiles/

[14] https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?CountryID=176&Lang=EN

[15] https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?CountryID=176&Lang=EN

[16] http://www.electionaccess.org/en/resources/countries/cl/all/