Chilean parliamentary election, 1965

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Parliamentary elections were held in Chile on 7 March 1965.[1] The Christian Democratic Party won a majority of seats in the Chamber of Deputies, the first time a party had held a majority for several decades. The party 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 21 of the 45 Senate seats up for election.[2]

Results[edit]

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Elected Total +/–
Christian Democratic Party 12 13 +9
Radical Party 2 9 –3
Liberal Party 0 4 –5
Socialist Party 3 7 –1
United Conservative Party 1 3 –2
Communist Party 2 5 +2
Other parties 1 4
Invalid/blank votes
Total 21 45 0
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Nohlen

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Christian Democratic Party 995,187 43.6 82 +59
Radical Party 312,912 13.7 20 –19
Communist Party 290,635 12.7 18 +2
Socialist Party 241,593 10.6 15 +3
Liberal Party 171,979 7.5 6 –22
United Conservative Party 121,882 5.3 3 –14
National Democratic Party 74,585 3.3 3 –9
Agrarian and Labour Democracy 22,552 1.0 0 New
Democrat Party 21,518 0.9 0 0
National Vanguard 15,173 0.7 0 New
National Vanguard of the People 5,637 0.3 0 New
Popular Command 3,121 0.1 0 0
Independents 5,669 0.3 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 70,680
Total 2,353,123 100 147 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,920,615 80.6
Source: Nohlen
Vote share
PDC
  
43.60%
PR
  
13.71%
PCCh
  
12.73%
PS
  
10.58%
PL
  
7.53%
PCU
  
5.34%
PADENA
  
3.27%
DAL
  
0.99%
PDo
  
0.94%
Others
  
1.30%

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