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Argentina

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Chamber of Deputies

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

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.
22.10.2017
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.
31.10.2021
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.
127
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Partial renewal

Candidates

The number of candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
President Mauricio Macri's "Let's Change" (Cambiemos) coalition (see note) increased its share of seats in both chambers of Congress but fell short of a majority. It holds over 100 seats in the 257-member Chamber of Deputies and 24 seats in the 72-member Senate. The coalition won in the traditional stronghold of Peronist forces, including Buenos Aires province and Santa Cruz. Former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner formed the Citizens' Unity (Unidad Ciudadana) party and was elected to the Senate. Following the elections, Peronist senators who distanced themselves from Ms. Fernandez de Kirchner (known as "Peronismo no K") formed a new parliamentary group, Justicialista, comprising 25 senators and 30 deputies. During the election campaign, the "Let's Change" coalition promised to continue its free-market reform agenda to revive the country's economy. Citizens' Unity argued that the government's policies have increased poverty and inequality in Argentina. Note: The "Let's Change" coalition included PRO (Republican Proposal), the Radical Civic Union (U.C.R.) and the Civic Coalition, amongst others.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
15
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
79
Number of women elected
48
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.
37.8%
Sources
Chamber of Deputies (21.12.2017, 10.07.2019) Chamber of Deputies, Press Release (5.12.2017) BBC NACLA ABC NEWS CAMBIEMOS INFOBAE
Women Directly Elected
48

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.
157
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.
100
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.
10.12.2017
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.
Emilio Monzó (Male)
Political party
Let's Change (Cambiemos)
Date of election
10.12.2015