Chilean presidential election, 1999–2000

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Chilean presidential election, 1999–2000
Chile
1993 ←
12 December 1999
16 January 2000

→ 2005–2006

  Ricardo Lagos headshot.jpg Lavín crop.jpg
Candidate Ricardo Lagos Joaquín Lavín
Party PPD UDI
Alliance Concertación Alliance for Chile
Popular vote 3,683,158 3,495,569
Percentage 51.31% 48.69%

President before election

Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle
Christian Democrat

Elected President

Ricardo Lagos
Socialist

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Presidential elections were held in Chile on 12 December 1999, with a second round run-off on 16 January 2000.[1] The result was a victory for Ricardo Lagos of the Concert of Parties for Democracy alliance, who received 51% of the vote in the second round.[2]

Results[edit]

Candidate Party/coalition First round Second round
Votes  % Votes  %
Ricardo Lagos PPD/CPD 3,383,334 47.96 3,683,158 51.31
Joaquín Lavín UDI/APC 3,352,192 47.52 3,495,569 48.69
Gladys Marín Communist Party 225,224 3.19
Tomás Hirsch Humanist Party 36,235 0.51
Sara Larraín Independent 31,319 0.44
Arturo Frei Bolívar UCC 26,812 0.38
Valid votes 7,055,116 100.00 7,178,727 100.00
Null votes 159,465 2.19 103,351 1.41
Blank votes 56,991 0.78 44,675 0.61
Total votes 7,271,572 100.00 7,326,753 100.00
Registered voters/turnout 8,084,476 89.94 8,084,476 90.62
Source: Tricel via LeyChile (first round); Tricel via Servel (runoff)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p262 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p289