Chilean parliamentary election, 1973

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Chilean parliamentary election, 1973
Chile
1969 ←
4 March 1973 → 1989

All of the 150 seats in the Chamber of Deputies
25 out of 50 seats in the Senate

76 deputies and 26 senators seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Confederacion Democracia 1973.png Unidad Popular.png
Party Confederation of Democracy Popular Unity
Seats before 93 D / 32 S 58 D / 17 S
Seats after 87 deputies
30 senators
63 deputies
19 senators
Seat change Decrease6 D / Decrease2 S Increase5 D / Increase2 S
Popular vote 2,013,592 1,605,170
Percentage 55.49% 44.23%
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Parliamentary elections were held in Chile on 4 March 1973.[1] The Confederation of Democracy alliance won a majority of seats in both 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 50 Senate seats up for election.

Results[edit]

Senate[edit]

e • d 
Coalition Party Votes % Seats
Confederation of Democracy Christian Democratic Party 745,274 33.88 10
National Party 417,311 18.97 4
Radical Democracy Party 47,992 2.18 0
Radical Left Party 34,334 1.56 0
CODE List votes 14,432 0.66
Total 1,259,343 57.25 14
Unidad Popular Socialist Party 392,469 17.84 5
Communist Party 380,460 17.29 5
Radical Party 126,961 5.77 1
Popular Unitary Action Movement 23,191 1.05 0
UP List votes 17,431 0.79
Total 940,512 42.75 11
Invalid/blank votes -
Total valid votes 2,199,855 100 25
Registered voters/turnout 4,510,060
Source: Electoral Service.

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

e • d 
Coalition Party Votes % Seats +/–
Confederation of Democracy Christian Democratic Party 1,055,120 29.07 50 –5
National Party 780,480 21.51 34 0
Radical Democracy Party 70,582 1.94 2 New
Radical Left Party 60,166 1.66 1 New
National Democratic Party 13,349 0.37 0 0
CODE List votes 33,895 0.93
Total 2,013,592 55.49 87
Unidad Popular Socialist Party 678,796 18.70 28 +13
Communist Party 593,738 16.36 25 +3
Radical Party 133,745 3.69 5 –19
Popular Unitary Action Movement 92,592 2.55 2 New
Christian Left 41,589 1.15 1 New
Independent People's Action 29,972 0.83 2 New
UP List votes 34,738 0.96
Total 1,605,170 44.23 63
People's Socialist Union 10,287 0.28 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 58,056
Total 3,687,105 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 4,510,060
Source: Electoral Service.
Vote share
PDC
  
29.07%
PN
  
21.51%
PS
  
18.70%
PCCh
  
16.36%
PR
  
3.69%
MAPU
  
2.55%
DR
  
1.94%
PIR
  
1.66%
IC
  
1.15%
Others
  
3.37%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p262 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3