Chilean parliamentary election, 1949

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Parliamentary elections were held in Chile on 6 March 1949.[1] Although the Social Christian Conservative Party received the most votes in the Senate elections, the Liberal Party won the most seats, whilst the Radical Party remained the largest party in the Chamber of Deputies.

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]

Campaign[edit]

Having won 15 seats in the Chamber of Deputies in the 1945 elections, the Communist Party was banned in 1948.[3]

Results[edit]

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Social Christian Conservative Party 55,825 22.3 3
Liberal Party 42,930 17.1 6
Agrarian Labor Party 42,230 16.9 3
Radical Party 42,125 16.8 5
Authentic Socialist Party 15,318 6.1 0
Radical Democracy Party 10,445 4.2 1
Democratic Party 9,252 3.7 0
People's Socialist Party 8,772 3.5 1
Radical Doctrinaire Party 8,613 3.4 0
Socialist Party 6,818 2.7 0
Progressive Liberal Party 6,002 2.4 0
National Falange 2,222 0.8 1
Invalid/blank votes 2,351
Total 252,903 100 20
Registered voters/turnout 316,186 80.0
Source: Nohlen

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Radical Party 100,869 21.7 34 –5
Social Christian Conservative Party 98,118 21.1 31 –5
Liberal Party 83,582 18.0 33 +2
Agrarian Labor Party 38,742 8.3 14 +11
Radical Democracy Party 23,248 5.0 8 New
People's Socialist Party 22,631 4.9 6 New
Democratic Party 20,682 4.5 6 0
National Falange 18,221 3.9 3 0
Socialist Party 15,676 3.4 5 –1
People's Democratic Party 8,536 1.8 1 New
Traditionalist Conservative Party 7,485 1.6 2 New
Progressive Liberal Party 6,431 1.4 2 –1
Authentic Socialist Party 5,125 1.1 1 –2
Laborista Party 5,105 1.1 1
Radical Doctrinaire Party 4,424 1.0
Social Christian Movement 2,018 0.4
Democrat Party 1,994 0.4 0 –1
Chilean Renovating Action 1,985 0.4 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 5,504
Total 470,376 100 147 0
Registered voters/turnout 591,994 79.5
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
  3. ^ Nohlen, p254