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Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
13.03.2022
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.03.2026
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
165
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Results

Other notes
Note on the on the new statutory number of members:
- The 2016 Peace Agreement guaranteed the FARC five seats in each Chamber of Congress for two legislatures (2018-2022 and 2022-2026). In addition, the runner-up in the presidential election is entitled to a seat in the Senate, while his or her running mate is guaranteed a seat in the House of Representatives. With these new measures, the number of senators increased from 102 to 108, while that of representatives increased from 166 to 172.
- In August 2017, the FARC became a political party named the Revolutionary Alternative Common Force (Fuerza Alternativa Revolucionaria del Común). In accordance with the special rules stipulated in transitional articles 2 and 3 of Legislative Act 03 of 2017, the Revolutionary Alternative Common Force continues to occupy five seats in the House of Representatives and in the Senate respectively, regardless of the votes it obtains in a general election. In January 2021, the Revolutionary Alternative Common Force was renamed “Comunes”.
- The number of directly elected members decreased from 166 to 165 for the 2022 legislature. In addition, Legislative Act 02 of 2021, adopted by the Congress in August 2021, has created 16 reserved seats for victims of the armed conflict as defined by the Act. They are elected from Special Transitional Peace Constituencies (CITREP) for two legislatures (2022-2026 and 2026-2030). Consequently, the statutory number of members has increased to 187: 165 directly elected members, 16 victims of the armed conflict and 5 members of Comunes as well as the running mate of the runner-up in the presidential election.