Chilean parliamentary election, 1937

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Parliamentary elections were held in Chile on 7 March 1937.[1] The Liberal Party and the Conservative Party emerged as the largest parties in the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate.

Electoral system[edit]

The term length for Senators was eight years, with around half of the Senators elected every four years. This election saw 20 of the 45 Senate seats up for election.[2]

Results[edit]

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Liberal Party 46,223 31.0 7
Conservative Party 41,473 27.8 6
Radical Party 26,193 17.6 3
National Progressive Party 7,543 5.1 1
Democrat Party 7,004 4.7 2
Socialist Party 6,103 4.1 0
Liberal Democratic Party 5,758 3.9 1
Nazi Party 3,858 2.6
Agrarian Party 2,187 1.5
Independents 2,578 1.7
Others, invalid and blank votes 42,786
Total 191,706 100 20
Source: Nohlen

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Conservative Party 87,845 21.3 35 +1
Liberal Party 85,515 20.7 35 +9
Radical Party 76,941 18.7 29 –5
Socialist Party 46,050 11.2 19 New
Democrat Party 20,026 4.9 7 0
Democratic Party 18,676 4.5 5 –8
National Progressive Party 17,162 4.2 6 +5
Nazi Party 14,235 3.5 3 New
Republican Action 9,802 2.4 2 New
Agrarian Party 9,721 2.4 2 –2
Other parties 9,217 2.2 0
Independents 17,040 4.1 3 –1
Invalid/blank votes
Total 412,230 100 146 +4
Registered voters/turnout 495,648
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p262 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p283