Chilean parliamentary election, 1953

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Parliamentary elections were held in Chile on 1 March 1953.[1] The Agrarian Labor Party emerged as the largest party in the Chamber of Deputies, whilst the Liberal Party won the most seats in 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
Radical Party 59,270 17.6 4
Agrarian Labor Party 55,775 16.6 3
Liberal Party 42,993 12.8 5
Traditionalist Conservative Party 41,278 12.3 4
People's Socialist Party 31,608 9.4 3
National Ibañista Movement 29,861 8.9 2
Social Christian Conservative Party 19,123 5.7 0
People's Democratic Party 17,138 5.1 1
National Union of Independents 11,342 3.4 1
People's National Movement 10,556 3.1 1
Chilean Renovating Action 6,915 2.1 0
Democratic Party 3,840 1.1 0
National Falange 3,276 1.0 0
Radical Doctrinaire Party 1,230 0.4 0
Laborista Party 205 0.1 0
National Movement of Pensioners 18 0.0 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 336,359 100 25
Registered voters/turnout 484,064
Source: Nohlen

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Agrarian Labor Party 118,483 15.2 26 +12
Radical Party 103,650 13.3 18 –16
Liberal Party 84,924 10.9 23 –10
Traditionalist Conservative Party 78,833 10.1 16 +14
People's Socialist Party 68,218 8.8 20 +14
Socialist Party 41,676 5.3 9 +4
National Union of Independents 39,877 5.1 5 New
People's Democratic Party 31,961 4.1 5 +4
Social Christian Conservative Party 33,332 4.3 2 –29
National Ibañista Movement 28,976 3.7 6 New
National Falange 22,353 2.9 3 0
Christian National Party 21,381 2.7 4 New
People's National Movement 19,238 2.5 1 New
Radical Doctrinaire Party 17,882 2.3 3 +3
Democrat Party 11,570 1.5 1 +1
Laborista Party 8,171 1.0 1 +1
Agrarian Party 8,125 1.0 2 New
People's Unity 2,344 0.3 1 New
Other parties 38,627 4.9 1
Invalid/blank votes
Total 779,621 100 147 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,100,027
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