Colombia

House of RepresentativesSenate

House of Representatives

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.
09.03.2014
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.
166
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
1,528
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
18

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
According to the preliminary results, the National Unity coalition retained the majority in both houses of Congress. It took a total of 119 seats in the 166-member House of Representatives and 65 seats in the 102-member Senate. The coalition comprises President Juan Manuel Santos’ Social Party of National Unity (Partido de la U), the Conservative Party (CP), the Liberal Party (PL) and the Radical Change (RC). The Democratic Centre, led by former President Álvaro Uribe, took 19 seats in the House and 20 in the Senate.

The ongoing peace talks between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were a central issue in the election campaign. In November 2013, the government started peace talks with the FARC, while stating that its military operations would continue until a final deal was reached. Former President Uribe’s Democratic Centre campaigned under the slogan "No to impunity", opposing any peace agreement that would grant amnesty to FARC members or allow them to enter politics.

In the run-off presidential elections held on 15 June, President Santos was re-elected President for a second term, defeating Mr. Óscar Iván Zuluaga (Democratic Centre).
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
14
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
77.78%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
133
Number of women elected
33
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
19.88%
Sources
House of Representatives (23.07.2014, 01.01.2017)
Registraduría Nacional del Estado Civil
Women Directly Elected
33

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
133
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
33
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
20.07.2014
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Fabio Raúl Amín Saleme (Male)
Political party
Liberal Party