IFES

Dec. 19, 2021 Second Round if needed

Chile

Republic of Chile

Election for President

Results

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:8,364,534
Valid Votes:8,270,318
Invalid Votes:94,216

Candidates:

Gabriel BORIC4,620,671

55.87

José Antonio KAST3,649,647

44.13

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: 

  • The first round of voting was last held in Chile on 21 November 2021. Gabriel BORIC and José Antonio KAST continue to the second round having secured 25.75 percent and 27.94 percent of votes respectively. [4]

Main Candidates in this Election: [5]

Population and Registered Voters: 

  • Population: 19,426,591 (December 2021 est.) [6]
  • Registered Voters: 15,030,974 (2021) [7]

Gender Data: 

  • Female Population: 9,822,077 [8]
  • Is Chile a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980) [9]  
  • Has Chile ratified CEDAW: Yes (7 December1989) [10]
  • Gender Quota: Yes. The number of male or female legislative candidates cannot surpass 60 percent of a party’s total number of candidates. [11] 
  • Female candidates in this election: 0 
  • Number of Female Legislators: 35 out of 155 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 12 out of 50 seats in the Senate. [12]  
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: Rank 43 at 0.851 (2020) [13] 
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium [14] 

Disability Data: 

  • Is Chile a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007) [15]
  • Has Chile ratified CRPD: Yes (29 July 2008) [16] 
  • Population with a disability: 2,626,239 (2021 est.) [17]

 


[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.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/22/runoff-looms-in-chile-as-far-right-kast-leads-presidential-vote 

[5] https://www.servelelecciones.cl/

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

[7] https://preliminares.servelelecciones.cl/

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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