Argentina

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.
27.10.2019
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.
24
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Partial renewal

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The Everybody’s Front coalition, led by the Justicialist Party, became the largest party in both chambers, taking 119 seats in the 257-member Chamber of Deputies and 41 seats in the 72-member Senate. The Together for Change coalition, led by President Mauricio Macri’s PRO (Republican Proposal), took 51 and 8 seats respectively.

In the presidential elections held in parallel with the parliamentary polls, Mr. Alberto Fernández (Everybody’s Front) defeated Mr. Macri. On 10 December, the new President was sworn in along with his running mate and former President of the Republic Cristina Elisabet Fernández de Kirchner. She will serve as Senate President by virtue of holding the post of Vice-President of the Republic.

The 2019 elections followed economic crisis in the country in 2018. The inflation rate reached 56% and the percentage of people living beneath the poverty line rose from 29 to 35%. The country took out a USD 57 billion loan from the IMF. The major parties focused on the economy during the election campaign.
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
170.83%
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.
Yes
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Everybody’s Front coalition
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Everybody’s Front (Frente de todos) 41
Radical Civic Union (UCR) 14
Republican Proposal (PRO) 8
Progress for San Luis 1
Civic and Social Front of Catamarca 1
Together We are Río Negro 1
Justicialist 8 October 1
Mediate Argentina 1
Missions 1
Neuquino Popular Movement 1
Production and Work 1
Union for Federal Santa Fe 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
15
Number of women elected
9
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.
37.5%
Other notes
“Parties or coalitions winning seats” above refer to the final composition of the Senate after the 2019 elections, in which 24 of the 72 seats were renewed.
Women Directly Elected
9

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.
44
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.
28
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.
10.12.2019
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.
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (Female)
Date of election
10.12.2019