Chilean parliamentary election, 1961

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Parliamentary elections were held in Chile on 5 March 1961.[1] The Radical Party remained the largest party in the Chamber of Deputies and also became the largest party 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 24 of the 45 Senate seats up for election.[2]

Results[edit]

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Elected Total
Radical Party 146,373 23.8 7 12
Liberal Party 103,688 16.8 6 9
Christian Democratic Party 90,211 14.7 1 4
Socialist Party 83,456 13.6 4 8
United Conservative Party 79,303 12.9 2 5
Communist Party 75,123 12.2 3 4
National Democratic Party 17,325 2.8
National Vanguard of the People 17,299 2.8
Democrat Party 2,594 0.4
Invalid/blank votes 24,335
Total 639,707 100 24 45
Registered voters/turnout 847,505 75.5
Source: Nohlen

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Radical Party 296,828 22.2 39 +3
Liberal Party 222,485 16.6 28 –2
Christian Democratic Party 213,468 15.9 23 +4
United Conservative Party 198,260 14.8 17 –4
Communist Party 157,572 11.8 16 New
Socialist Party 149,122 11.1 12 +5
National Democratic Party 95,179 7.1 12 New
National Union 3,394 0.3 0 New
Democrat Party 772 0.1 0 –5
Popular Command 96 0.0 0 New
Independents 2,720 0.2 0 –2
Invalid/blank votes 45,780
Total 1,385,676 100 147 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,858,980 74.5
Source: Nohlen


Vote share
PR
  
22.15%
PL
  
16.60%
PDC
  
15.93%
PCU
  
14.80%
PCCh
  
11.76%
PS
  
11.13%
PADENA
  
7.10%
Others
  
0.52%

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