Chilean parliamentary election, 1945

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Parliamentary elections were held in Chile on 4 March 1945.[1] Although the Conservative Party received the most votes, the Radical Party remained the largest party 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 25 of the 45 Senate seats up for election.[2]

Results[edit]

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Conservative Party 48,941 24.5 5
Radical Party 43,819 21.9 7
Liberal Party 35,730 17.9 6
Communist Party 25,708 12.8 3
Progressive Liberal Party 16,854 8.4 1
Socialist Party 12,625 6.3 2
Democratic Party 8,105 4.0 1
National Falange 7,959 3.8 0
Democrat Party 2,120 1.1 0
Popular Freedom Alliance 1,531 0.8 0
Agrarian Party 688 0.3 0
Independents 4,029 2.0 0
Total 208,109 100 25
Source: Nohlen

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Conservative Party 106,264 23.6 36 +4
Radical Party 89,922 20.0 39 –5
Liberal Party 80,579 17.9 31 +9
Communist Party 46,133 10.3 15 –2
Socialist Party 32,314 7.2 6 –9
Authentic Socialist Party 25,104 5.6 3 New
Democratic Party 21,463 4.8 6 0
National Falange 11,565 2.6 3 0
Progressive Liberal Party 9,849 2.2 3 New
Agrarian Party 8,750 1.9 3 0
Democrat Party 2,565 0.6 1 –1
Popular Freedom Alliance 6,297 1.4 1
Other parties 5,082 1.1
Independents 4,029 0.9
Invalid/blank votes
Total 449,916 100 147 0
Registered voters/turnout 624,495
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