Argentina

Senate

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

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)
22 Oct 2023
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature
No information available
Timing of election
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections
31 Oct 2025
Number of seats at stake
24
Scope of elections
Partial renewal

Candidates

Number of parties contesting the election
12

Results

About the election

The Union for the Homeland (UP), the governing coalition led by Mr. Sergio Massa, became the largest force in both chambers of Congress following the 2023 elections. UP won 48 of the 130 seats at stake in the 257-member Chamber of Deputies, and holds 108 seats in all. Together for Change (JxC/Juntos), led by Ms. Patricia Bullrich, holds 94 seats, while “Freedom Advances” (LLA), led by Mr. Javier Milei, has 38 seats. The UP won the highest number of seats in 2023 (10 out of 24) in the 72-member Senate, holding 33 seats. Juntos became the second largest force with 21 seats, followed by LLA, which entered the Senate for the first time.

No candidate was elected in the first round of the presidential elections held in parallel with the parliamentary polls (see note). Mr. Massa (UP), a Peronist and former Minister of Economy, and Mr. Milei (LLA), former deputy and TV economic commentator, advanced to the run-offs. On 19 November, Mr. Milei, who defines himself as an anarcho-capitalist and anti-establishment candidate, won the run-off elections. On 10 December, Mr. Milei was sworn in as the new President of Argentina, succeeding President Alberto Fernández (UP).

Ms. Victoria Eugenia Villarruel (LLA) was sworn in as the new Vice-President (who is also the Senate President), succeeding Ms. Cristina Elisabet Fernández de Kirchner.

During election campaigning, the major parties focused on economic issues, such as inflation, dollarization (meaning Argentina would use US dollars as its currency instead of the peso), climate change and abortion rights.

Note :

To avoid a run-off election, presidential candidates need to obtain 45% of the vote, or 40% plus holding at least a 10% advantage over their nearest rival.

Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition
37.5%

Parties or coalitions winning seats

Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political group Total
Union for the Homeland (UP) 9
Freedom Advances (LLA) 6
Together for Change (JxC/Juntos) 2
Front for the Renewal of Social Concord – Federal Innovation 2
Federal Renewal 2
For Santa Cruz 2
Union for San Luis 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
14
Number of women elected
10
Percentage of women elected
41.7%
Women Directly Elected
10
Sources

New legislature

Total number of men after the election
39
Total number of women after the election
33
Percentage of women after the election
45.8%
First-term parliamentarians
No information available
Percentage of first-term parliamentarians
No information available
Date of the first session
10 Dec 2023

First Speaker of the new legislature

Personal details for the first Speaker of the new legislature
Victoria Eugenia Villarruel (Female)
Date of birth: 14 Apr 1975
Date of election
10 Dec 2023

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No