Chilean parliamentary election, 1997

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Parliamentary elections were held in Chile on 11 December 1997.[1] The Concert of Parties for Democracy alliance maintained its majority in both the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate.

Results[edit]

Senate[edit]

Coalition Party Votes % Seats
Elected Total +/–
Concert of Parties for Democracy Christian Democratic Party 1,238,540 29.2 10 14 +1
Socialist Party 617,947 14.6 1 4 –1
Party for Democracy 182,076 4.3 0 2 0
Social Democrat Radical Party 76,091 1.8 0 0 –1
Union for Chile Independent Democratic Union 728,680 17.2 2 5 +2
National Renewal 629,394 14.9 2 7 –4
Independents 195,118 4.6 4 5 +3
The Left Communist Party 357,825 8.4 0 0 0
Independents 8,406 0.2 0 0 0
Chile 2000 Progressive Union of the Centrist Center 18,023 0.4 0 1 0
Independents 93,150 2.2 0 0
Humanist Party 94,116 2.2 0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 863,540
Total 5,102,906 100 20 38 0
Source: Nohlen, IPU

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Coalition Party Votes % Seats +/–
Concert of Parties for Democracy Christian Democratic Party 1,331,745 23.0 38 +1
Party for Democracy 727,293 12.6 16 +1
Socialist Party 640,397 11.0 11 –4
Social Democrat Radical Party 181,538 3.1 4 +2
Independents 46,719 0.8 0 –1
Union for Chile National Renewal 971,903 16.8 23 –6
Independent Democratic Union 837,776 14.5 17 +2
Southern Party 20,813 0.4 1 +1
Independents 270,940 4.7 6 +2
Left Alternative Democracy Communist Party 398,588 6.9 0 0
People's New Alliance 8,971 0.2 0 New
Independents 26,589 0.5 0 0
Chile 2000 Progressive Union of the Centrist Center 123,882 2.1 2 0
Independents 0
Humanist Party 168,597 2.9 0 0
Independents 40,022 0.7 2 +2
Invalid/blank votes 1,250,578
Total 7,046,351 100 120 0
Registered voters/turnout 8,077,743 87.2
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

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