Nov. 19, 2023 Held


Argentine Republic

Election for Argentinian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:26,863,246
Valid Votes:25,992,604
Invalid Votes:453,127

Vote Share by Candidate:

Javier MILEI14,476,462


Sergio MASSA11,516,142

Election Results Modified: Dec 06, 2023

General Information

At Stake in this Election: 

  • The Presidency of Argentina 

Government Structure:  

  • Chief of State: President Alberto FERNÁNDEZ (since 10 December 2019) 

  • Head of Government: President Alberto FERNÁNDEZ (since 10 December 2019) 

  • Assembly: bicameral National Congress (Congreso Nacional) including a 72-seat Senate (Senado) and a 257-seat Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) 

Electoral System:  

  • The President is directly elected by qualified majority vote in up to two rounds. Candidates must win at least 45% of votes or 40% of votes and a 10 percentage point lead over the second-place finisher to win the presidency.  

  • In the Senate, all 72 members are directly elected via closed-list proportional representation vote from multi-seat constituencies. Within each of the 24 constituencies, 2 seats are given to the first-place party, and 1 seat is given to the second-place party. All members serve 6-year terms, and one-third of seats are up for election every 2 years. 

  • In the Chamber of Deputies, all 257 members are directly elected by closed-list proportional representation vote in multi-seat constituencies. All members serve 4-year terms, and half of the seats are up for reelection every 2 years. 

Last Election: 

In the first round, Sergio Tomás MASSA (Unión por la Patria) led the field with 36.68% of the vote, followed by Javier Gerardo MILEI (La Libertad Avanza) with 29.98% of the vote. Voter turnout was 77.65%.

Key Deadlines: 

  • Candidate filing deadline: 24 June 2023 

  • Voter registration deadline: 25 April 2023 

  • Voters could request the correction of errors or omissions until 24 July 2023. 

Main Candidates in this Election: 

  • Sergio Tomás MASSA

    • Unión por la Patria

  • Javier Gerardo MILEI 

    • La Libertad Avanza 

Population and Registered Voters: 

Gender Data: 

  • CEDAW Status: Signed 17 July 1980, Ratified 15 July 1985 

  • Gender Quota: Yes, party lists for the National Congress must alternate between men and women, creating a 1:1 candidate gender ratio. 

  • Female Candidates in this election: No

  • Number of Female Legislators (pre-election): 115 out of 257 (44.8%) in the Chamber of Deputies and 31 out of 72 (43.1%) in the Senate 

  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 0.842, Very High, Rank 47 (2021) 

Disability Data: 

IFES Resources: 

  • Does IFES have a presence in Argentina: No 

  • Election Access: Yes 

  • Election Judgements: Yes, 6 judgments and 7 resources 

Election Modified: Nov 22, 2023

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