Colombian parliamentary election, 2014

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Parliamentary elections were held to elect members to both chambers of Congress in Colombia on 9 March 2014.[1] The nationwide constituency for the 102-member Senate was contested, as well as the 166 seats of the Chamber of Representatives, plus the delegates to the Andean Parliament. There were 773 candidates for the Senate, 1528 candidates for the Chamber of Representatives, and 23 candidates for the five Colombian seats in the Andean Parliament.[2] 32,795,962 Colombians had been registered to vote in the elections by the cut-off date of 25 January 2014.[3][4]

The elections were notable for the decision by former president Álvaro Uribe to stand for the Senate, the first ex-president in modern Colombian history to run for Congress afterwards.[5][6] Uribe is constitutionally barred from standing for president again, having already served two terms.

Opinion polls[edit]

Senate
Date(s) conducted Polling organisation/client Sample size PLC Party of the U Democratic Center PCC PDA CR Civic Option Green Alliance MIRA Others None/Don't know Margin of error
2010 election 17.8% 25.9 21.3 6.9 8.0 7.9 4.0 2.9
12–19 Oct 2013 Cifras y Conceptos 2500 15% 13% 17% 5% 5% 2% n.a. 5% 2% 2% 33% 2.9%
22–27 Nov 2013 Cifras y Conceptos 2500 17% 11% 15% 6% 4% 2% n.a. 5% 1% n.a. 36% 2.9%
16–20 Jan 2014 Cifras y Conceptos/Caracol Radio & Red Más Noticias 2500 14% 13% 12% 5% 6% 3% n.a. 4% 3% n.a. 40% 2.9%
29–31 Jan 2014 Datexco/El Tiempo & W Radio 1200 12.2% 18.2% 10.4% 8.8% 6.0% 4.9% 0.5% 5.4% 2.9% 2.8% 26.8% 2.83%
10–15 Feb 2014 Cifras y Conceptos/Caracol Radio & Red Más Noticias 2500 16% 12% 14% 6% 5% 3% n.a. 5% 3% n.a. 36% 2.9%
20–24 Feb 2014 Cifras y Conceptos/Caracol Radio & Red Más Noticias 2500 17% 11% 20% 8% 6% 5% 3% 6% 5% n.a. 20% 2.9%
25–28 Feb 2014 Datexco/El Tiempo & W Radio 1200 13.6% 13.4% 23.4% 7.3% 10.0% 5.1% 1.1% 4.3% 2.2% 0.2% 19.4% 2.83%

Results[edit]

Senate[edit]

e • d Summary of the 9 March 2014 Senate of Colombia election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Party of the U (Partido de la U) 2,230,208 15.58 21
Democratic Center (Centro Democrático) 2,045,564 14.29 19
Conservative Party (Partido Conservador) 1,944,284 13.58 19
Liberal Party (Partido Liberal) 1,748,789 12.22 17
Radical Change (Cambio Radical) 996,872 6.96 9
Green Party (Partido Verde) 564,663 3.94 5
Alternative Democratic Pole (Polo Democrático Alternativo) 541,145 3.78 5
Civic Option (Opción Ciudadana) 527,124 3.68 5
Independent Movement of Absolute Renovation (Movimiento Independiente de Renovación Absoluta) 326,943 2.28 0
Total party votes 10,925,592 76.34 100
Blank votes 746,659 5.21
Total valid votes 11,672,251 81.56
Indigenous Parties
Indigenous and Alternative Social Movement (Movimiento Alternativo Indigena y Social) 45,964 0.32 1
Indigenous Social Alliance (Alianza Social Independiente) 30.132 0.21 1
Indigenous Authorities of Colombia (Autoridades Indígenas de Colombia) 30,132 0.21 0
Others 60,829 0.39 0
Total party votes (Indigenous) 171,218 1.19 2
Blank votes (Indigenous) 138,716 0.96
Total valid votes (Indigenous) 309,934 2.16
Grand total party votes 11,096,810 77.53 102
Grand total blank votes 885,375 6.17
Grand total valid votes 11,982,185 83.72
Grand total null votes 1,485,567 10.38
Grand total unmarked ballots 842,615 5.88
Turnout 14,310,367 43.58
Register voters 32,835,856
Sources: [7]

Chamber of Representatives[edit]

e • d Summary of the 9 March 2014 Chamber of Representatives of Colombia election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Party of the U (Partido de la U) 2,297,786 16.05 39
Liberal Party (Partido Liberal) 2,022,093 14.13 37
Conservative Party (Partido Conservador) 1,884,706 13.17 27
Radical Change (Cambio Radical) 1,108,502 7.74 16
Democratic Center (Centro Democrático) 1,355,358 9.47 12
Green Party (Partido Verde) 479,521 3.35 6
Civic Option (Opción Ciudadana) 467,728 3.26 6
Alternative Democratic Pole (Polo Democrático Alternativo) 414,346 2.89 3
Independent Movement of Absolute Renovation (Movimiento Independiente de Renovación Absoluta) 411,800 2.87 3
For a Better Huila (Por un Huila Mejor) 73,573 0.51 1
Others 375,587 2.6 0
Unseated 13
Total party votes 10,891,000 76.10 163
Blank votes 824,956 5.76
Total valid votes 11,715,956 81.87
Afro-Colombian Parties
Ebony Foundation of Colombia (Fundacion Ebano de Colombia) 58,965 0.41 1
Inclusion and Opportunities Movement (Movimiento de Inclusión y Oportunidades) 19,987 0.13 1
Others 73,346 0.57 0
Total party votes (Afro-Colombian) 159 523 1.11 2
Blank votes (Afro-Colombian) 77,538 0.54
Total valid votes (Afro-Colombian) 237,061 1.65
Indigenous Parties
Indigenous Authorities of Colombia (Autoridades Indígenas de Colombia) 28,360 0.19 1
Others 50,839 0.36 0
Total party votes (Indigenous) 79,199 0.55 1
Blank votes (Indigenous) 37,501 0.26
Total valid votes (Indigenous) 116,700 0.81
Grand total party votes 11,129,722 77.76 166
Grand total blank votes 939,995 6.56
Grand total valid votes 12,069,717 84.33
Grand total null votes 1,750,071 12.23
Grand total unmarked ballots 489,853 3.42
Turnout 14,309,641 43.57
Register voters 32,835,856
Sources: [8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) "Resolución No. 10367 de 10 Oct 2013: Para la cual se modifica la Resolución No. 1444 del 15 de febrero 2013, mediante la cual se establece el Calendario Electoral para las elecciones de Congreso de la Republica y Parlamento Andino, que se realizarán el 9 de marzo de 2014". Registraduría Nacional del Estado Civil. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  2. ^ (Spanish) "Comunicado de Prensa No. 0136 de 2014: La Registraduría presenta las cifras de la elección de Congreso y Parlamento Andino que se celebrará este domingo 9 de marzo". Registraduría Nacional del Estado Civil. 3 March 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  3. ^ (Spanish) "Comunicado de Prensa No. 0061 de 2014: 32.795.962 colombianos están habilitados para votar en las elecciones de Congreso y Parlamento Andino". Registraduría Nacional de Estado Civil. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  4. ^ (Spanish) "Un total de 32.795.962 colombianos votarán el próximo 9 de marzo". El Universal (Cartagena, Colombia). 7 February 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Former Colombian president Uribe attempts comeback in senate elections". The Guardian (London, England). 16 September 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  6. ^ (Spanish) "Con dardos a Santos, Uribe inscribió su lista al Senado". Semana (Bogotá, Colombia). 18 November 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "2014 Parliamentary Election of Colombia". National Civil Registry. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "2014 Parliamentary Election of Colombia". National Civil Registry. Retrieved 24 June 2014.