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Chilean general election, 2017

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Presidency of the Republic
All 155 seats in the Chamber of Deputies
23 of 43 seats in the Senate
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Retrato Oficial Presidente Piñera 2018 (cropped2).jpg Alejandro Guillier (2017) 4x3 cropped image.jpg Beatriz Sánchez (2016) 4x3 cropped.jpg
Candidate Sebastián Piñera Alejandro Guillier Beatriz Sánchez
Party Independent Independent Independent
Alliance Chile Vamos The Force of the Majority Broad Front
Seats before 49 D / 7 S 42 D / 4 S 3 D / 0 S
Seats won 72 deputies
12 senators
41 deputies
7 senators
20 deputies
1 senator
Seat change Increase 23 D / Increase 5 S Decrease 1 D / Increase 3 S Increase 17 D / Increase 1 S
Presidential 1st Round 2,418,540
36.64%
1,498,040
22.70%
1,338,037
20.27%
Presidential 2nd Round 3,795,896
54.57%
3,160,225
45.43%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  José Antonio Kast (2009) 4x3 cropped.jpg Carolina Goić Borojević.jpg Marco2016.jpg
Candidate José Antonio Kast Carolina Goic Marco Enríquez-Ominami
Party Independent Christian Democratic Progressive
Seats before 22 D / 4 S 0 D / 0 S
Seats won 14 deputies
3 senators
1 deputy
0 senators
Seat change Decrease 8 D / Decrease 1 S Increase 1 D / Steady 0 S
Presidential 1st Round 523,375
7.93%
387,784
5.88%
376,871
5.71%

2017 Chilean presidential election map by commune.svg
The results of the presidential first (on the left) and the second (on the right) rounds by communes.

President before election

Michelle Bachelet
Socialist

Elected President

Sebastián Piñera
Independent

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General elections in Chile were held on Sunday November 19, 2017, including presidential, parliamentary and regional elections.

Voters went to the polls to elect:

In the presidential election, opposition candidate and former president Sebastián Piñera took a lower than expected 36% of the vote—though nearly 14 points ahead of his closest contender, senator Alejandro Guillier, backed by the sitting administration. In the runoff election, held on December 17, 2017, Piñera beat the lawmaker with a surprising 54% of the vote, with turnout two points higher than in the first round.

In the parliamentary elections, the Chile Vamos coalition (supporter of Piñera's candidacy) won 46% of the Chamber of Deputies and 44% of the Senate, while the governing New Majority alliance, competing without the Christian Democrats for the first time in 28 years, lost its majority in both chambers, taking just 28% and 35% in the lower and upper chambers, respectively. The fledgling leftist bloc Broad Front won 20 deputies (13%) and gained one senator. The Christian Democratic Party took 9% of the lower chamber and secured 14% of the Senate.

Following an election reform in 2015, the Chamber of Deputies grew in size to 155 members from the previous 120, while the Senate increased its membership from 38 to 43 after this election, and will grow to 50 following the election in 2021.[1] Multi-seat constituencies were reestablished, replacing the previous binomial system of two-seat per district, installed by the outgoing Pinochet dictatorship in 1989 in order to secure a conservative minority block[2][3] with an Open list proportional representation system. Also, for the first time, a 40% gender quota was put in place for candidates of each political party in parliamentary elections.[4]

All the newly elected authorities began their terms on March 11, 2018.

This was the first non-primary election in which Chileans voted from abroad.[5]

Presidential primaries[edit]

According to the Constitution, primaries are voluntary, but its results are binding.[6] Two political coalitions decided to participate: Former president Sebastián Piñera won the Chile Vamos primary with 58% of the vote, while radio and television journalist Beatriz Sánchez became the Broad Front (Frente Amplio) nominee with nearly 68%.[7]

Presidential candidates[edit]

Registered candidates[edit]

These candidates officially registered their candidacies before the national election authority (Servel), either directly, or via a primary election victory. All candidacies were accepted (met legal requirements) by the Servel on September 1, 2017[8] and were officially registered on September 12, 2017, after no legal challenges were raised.[9]

Candidate Endorsement Remarks

Eduardo Artés
Patriotic Union
Patriotic Union The teacher and president of the Patriotic Union was registered before the Servel by his party on July 22, 2017.[10]
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Marco Enríquez-Ominami
Progressive Party
Emblema Partido Progresista Chile (2013).svg Progressive Party The former candidate in the past two presidential elections announced his candidacy on September 7, 2016.[11] On May 19, 2017 he officially registered his pre-candidacy before the election authority.[12] On August 20, 2017 his party officially registered his candidacy before the Servel.[13]
Carolina Goić Borojević.jpg
Carolina Goic
Christian Democratic Party
Flag of the Christian Democrat Party of Chile.svg Christian Democratic Party The current senator for Magallanes was proclaimed by the Christian Democratic Party as candidate on March 11, 2017.[14] On April 29, 2017, the PDC decided not to participate in a New Majority primary, breaking away from the coalition after 28 years.[15] On May 11, 2017 Goic officially registered her pre-candidacy before the Servel, accompanied by former president Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle.[16] On August 19, 2017 the PDC officially registered her candidacy before the Servel.[17]
Alejandro Guillier - Población Manuel Bustos, Valparaíso (2017) (cropped).jpg

Alejandro Guillier
Independent
La Fuerza de la Mayoria.png The Force of the Majority:

Independent electors

The current senator for Antofagasta was proclaimed by the Social Democrat Radical Party as candidate on January 7, 2017.[18] On April 9, 2017 he was chosen by the Socialist Party's Central Committee as its candidate after a secret election in which he beat former president Ricardo Lagos by nearly two-thirds of the vote;[19] he was proclaimed as candidate by that party on April 21, 2017.[20] On May 7, 2017, the Communist Party proclaimed him as their candidate.[21] On May 13, 2017 the Party for Democracy unanimously proclaimed him as their candidate in a show of hands.[22] As the New Majority coalition failed to organize a primary and Guillier decided to stay as an independent, he was forced to collect thousands of signatures in order to compete.[23] On August 4, 2017 he officially registered his candidacy before the Servel, presenting 61,403 signatures, more than the 33 thousand needed to register an independent candidacy.[24][25][26]
José Antonio Kast Rist.jpg

José Antonio Kast
Independent
Independent electors The current deputy and former UDI party member stated on March 8, 2017 he would not participate in a Chile Vamos primary and would instead collect the necessary signatures needed to become an independent candidate to run directly in the November 2017 election.[27] On August 18, 2017 he officially registered his independent candidacy before the Servel, presenting 43,461 signatures.[28]
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Alejandro Navarro
País
Pais partido.png País The current senator for Biobío and former MAS party member announced his intention to run as President on March 24, 2017. He has the support of the newly formed País party.[29] On August 18, 2017 País officially registered his candidacy before the Servel.[28]
Piñera (2010).jpg

Sebastián Piñera
Independent
Chile Vamos.png Chile Vamos:

Amplitud (corto) 2017.png Amplitude

The former president was proclaimed as candidate by the Independent Regionalist Party on December 17, 2016,[30] by the Independent Democratic Union on March 24, 2017,[31] and two days later by his former party, National Renewal.[32] On July 2, 2017 he won the Chile Vamos primary with 58% of the vote, thereby officially becoming a presidential candidate. On July 8, 2017, Amplitude —a party that is not member of Chile Vamos— proclaimed him as its candidate.[33] On August 6, 2017, Political Evolution, which had supported Felipe Kast during the primaries, officially joined Piñera's campaign team.[34]
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Beatriz Sánchez
Independent
Broad Front: The journalist announced on March 21, 2017 during her own radio show that she was quitting her job to think about the possibility of running for President.[35] On March 31, 2017 she gained the official support from both Democratic Revolution and Autonomist Movement.[36] She launched her candidacy on April 3, 2017 at a rally near Plaza Baquedano in Santiago.[37] On April 16, 2017 she was proclaimed as candidate by the Humanist Party,[38] and on April 23, 2017 the Libertarian Left gave her its support.[39] On May 9, 2017 she was proclaimed as candidate by the Poder party,[40] and four days later by the Progressive Democratic Movement.[41] On May 14, 2017 the Autonomous Left proclaimed her as their candidate.[42] On May 29, 2017 the Liberal Party proclaimed her as their candidate,[43] while on June 6, 2017, the Green Ecologist Party did the same.[44] On July 2, 2017 she won the Broad Front primary with nearly 68% of the vote. Her primary win was officially sanctioned by the Election Court (Tricel) on July 24, 2017 during a ceremony in Santiago.[45] On July 31, 2017, Sánchez presented her campaign team, which included members of the Equality Party, which had supported her primary opponent, Alberto Mayol.[46]

Unsuccessful candidacies[edit]

  • Carola Canelo (Ind.): The lawyer and academic announced on November 16, 2016 her intention to run for president.[47] On August 21, 2017 —the deadline to register candidacies— the press reported that her official website stated that she had only gathered 6,257 out of the 33,493 signatures needed to register an independent candidacy.[48]
  • Tomás Jocelyn-Holt (Ind.): The 2013 candidate announced on June 7, 2017, during a television interview, that he was willing to run again as president, representing The Other Chile (El Otro Chile) coalition.[49] However, on August 15, 2017 he said he had failed to gather the required number of signatures to register as an independent candidate though he vowed to run in 2022.[50]
  • Nicolás Larraín (Ind.): On December 12, 2016, the television host announced his presidential candidacy.[51] In June 19, 2017 he announced he was quitting his candidacy and giving his support to then Chile Vamos primary candidate for Evópoli Felipe Kast.[52]
  • Franco Parisi (Ind.): The former presidential candidate stated on January 17, 2017 he was mulling over the possibility of running again in 2017 after the Regional Democracy party said it would support him.[53] In August 4, 2017, he put an end to his presidential candidacy, opting instead to compete for a seat in the Senate.[54]
  • Luis Riveros (Ind.): The former rector of the University of Chile said on October 28, 2016 he was willing to run for President.[55] On April 7, 2017, La Tercera daily announced he was stepping out of the race.[56]

Opinion polling[edit]

Presidential Election[edit]

The two candidates making it to a second round: Alejandro Guillier (left) and Sebastián Piñera.

Results[edit]

Candidate Party/coalition First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Sebastián Piñera Ind./Chile Vamos 2,418,540 36.64 3,796,918 54.57
Alejandro Guillier Ind./The Force of the Majority 1,498,040 22.70 3,160,628 45.43
Beatriz Sánchez Ind./Broad Front 1,338,037 20.27
José Antonio Kast Ind. 523,375 7.93
Carolina Goic PDC 387,784 5.88
Marco Enríquez-Ominami PRO 376,871 5.71
Eduardo Artés UPA 33,665 0.51
Alejandro Navarro País 23,968 0.36
Valid votes 6,600,280 100.00 6,957,546 100.00
Null votes 64,504 0.96 56,440 0.80
Blank votes 38,543 0.57 18,892 0.27
Total votes 6,703,327 100.00 7,032,878 100.00
Registered voters/turnout 14,347,288a 46.72 14,347,288a 49.02
Voting age population/turnout 14,009,047 47.68b 14,022,729 50.00c
Sources: First round: Tricel via Diario Oficial. Second round: Tricel via Electoral Service.

a Includes electors registered to vote from abroad (39,137).[57]
b Excludes votes from abroad (23,308).
c Excludes votes from abroad (21,320).

Chamber of Deputies Election[edit]

Revised provisional results.
Summary of November 19, 2017 Chamber of Deputies election results
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Distribution by parties

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Distribution by coalitions

20
Broad Front
1
PRO
43
The Force of the Majority
1
Ind.
14
PDC
4
FREVS
72
Chile Vamos
Electoral pact/party Votes % ± Candidates Seats ± % seats ±
B. All Over Chile[a] 235,035 3.92% -1.13% 1.13% 125 1 1 1 0.65% 0.65% 0.65%
    País 35,469 0.59% New 17 0 New 0.00% New
    Progressive Party (PRO) 199,566 3.33% -0.46% 0.46% 108 1 1 1 0.65% 0.65% 0.65%
D. Revolutionary Workers Party (PTR) 4,663 0.08% New 4 0 New 0.00% New
G. Broad Front[b] 988,728 16.49% 8.62% 8.62% 168 20 17 17 12.90% 10.40% 10.40%
    Democratic Revolution (RD)[c] 343,019 5.72% 4.83% 4.83% 35 10 9 9 6.45% 5.62% 5.62%
    Equality Party (PI) 129,232 2.16% 1.08% 1.08% 27 1 1 1 0.65% 0.65% 0.65%
    Green Ecologist Party (PEV)[d] 128,629 2.14% 1.30% 1.30% 23 1 1 1 0.65% 0.65% 0.65%
    Humanist Party (PH)[e] 253,787 4.23% 0.63% 0.63% 50 5 4 4 3.23% 2.39% 2.39%
    Liberal Party (PL) 46,605 0.78% 0.51% 0.51% 9 2 1 1 1.29% 0.46% 0.46%
    Power 87,456 1.46% New 24 1 1 1 0.65% 0.65% 0.65%
H. Sumemos 94,493 1.58% New 77 0 New 0.00% New
    Amplitude 61,319 1.02% New 44 0 New 0.00% New
    Citizens 30,286 0.51% New 25 0 New 0.00% New
    Everybody 2,888 0.05% New 8 0 New 0.00% New
K. Green Regionalist Coalition 115,241 1.92% 1.24% 1.24% 41 4 3 3 2.58% 1.75% 1.75%
    Patagonian Regional Democracy (DRP) 20,575 0.34% New 20 0 New 0.00% New
    Social Green Regionalist Federation (FREVS)[f] 94,666 1.58% 0.90% 0.90% 21 4 3 3 2.58% 1.75% 1.75%
M. Patriotic Union (UPA) 51,348 0.86% New 56 0 New 0.00% New
N. The Force of the Majority[g] 1,442,567 24.06% -7.23% 7.23% 175 43 -1 1 27.74% -8.92% 8.92%
    Communist Party (PC) 275,096 4.59% 0.47% 0.47% 31 8 2 2 5.16% 0.16% 0.16%
    Party for Democracy (PPD) 365,988 6.10% -4.92% 4.92% 52 8 -7 7 5.16% -7.34% 7.34%
    Social Democrat Radical Party (PRSD) 216,355 3.61% -0.02% 0.02% 33 8 2 2 5.16% 0.16% 0.16%
    Socialist Party (PS) 585,128 9.76% -1.36% 1.36% 59 19 2 2 12.26% -1.91% 1.91%
O. Democratic Convergence 640,490 10.68% -5.75% 5.75% 121 14 -9 9 9.03% -10.13% 10.13%
    Christian Democratic Party (PDC)[h] 616,550 10.28% -5.41% 5.41% 104 14 -8 8 9.03% -9.30% 9.30%
    Citizen Left (IC)[i] 14,358 0.24% -0.39% 0.39% 7 0 -1 1 0.00% -0.83% 0.83%
    MAS Region[j] 9,582 0.16% 0.06% 0.06% 10 0 Steady 0 0.00% Steady 0.00%
P. Chile Vamos[k] 2,319,428 38.68% 1.28% 1.28% 182 72 23 23 46.45% 5.62% 5.62%
    Independent Democratic Union (UDI) 957,245 15.96% -3.00% 3.00% 74 30 1 1 19.35% -4.81% 4.81%
    Independent Regionalist Party (PRI) 39,692 0.66% -0.50% 0.50% 10 0 Steady 0 0.00% Steady 0,00%
    National Renewal (RN) 1,067,270 17.80% 2.88% 2.88% 73 36 17 17 23.23% 7.39% 7.39%
    Political Evolution (Evópoli)[l] 255,221 4.26% 3.34% 3.34% 25 6 5 5 3.87% 3.04% 3.04%
Independent candidates[m] 104,717 1.75% 0.45% 0.45% 11 1 1 1 0.65% 0.65% 0.65%
Valid votes 5,996,710 100.00% 960 155
Null votes 317,742 4.76%
Blank votes 360,694 5.40%
Total votes 6,675,146 100.00%
Source: Servicio Electoral de Chile.
  1. ^ Compared with the 2013 results of If You Want It, Chile Changes pact, excluding the Liberal Party and Jaime Mulet candidacy as independent within the pact.
  2. ^ Compared with the 2013 results of New Constitution for Chile pact, the Liberal Party, the Humanist Party and the independent candidacies of Giorgio Jackson, Gabriel Boric and Francisco Figueroa.
  3. ^ Compared with the 2013 results of the candidacy of Giorgio Jackson as independent.
  4. ^ Compared with the 2013 results of the Green Ecologist Party and the candidacy of Francisco Figueroa as independent.
  5. ^ Compared with the 2013 results of the Humanist Party and the candidacy of Gabriel Boric as independent.
  6. ^ Compared with the 2013 results of the candidacies of Alejandra Sepúlveda as independent and Jaime Mulet as independent within the If You Want It, Chile Changes list.
  7. ^ Compared with the 2013 results of the New Majoriy coalition, including the 4 continuing parties and the independents signed by the pact (except PDC member Iván Fuentes) and excluding the results of the Christian Democratic Party, the Citizen Left and the Broad Social Movement (MAS).
  8. ^ Compared with the 2013 results of the Christian Democratic Party and the candidacy of Iván Fuentes as independent within the New Majority pact.
  9. ^ Compared with the 2013 resultes of the 3 IC candidates (Sergio Aguiló, Gonzalo Rovira and Leopoldo Pineda) presented as independent within the New Majority pact.
  10. ^ Compared with the 2013 results of the Broad Social Movement (MAS).
  11. ^ Compared with the 2013 results of the Alliance coalition, including associated independents, and the Independent Regionalist Party (PRI)
  12. ^ Compared with the 2013 results of the candidacy of Felipe Kast, Rodrigo Carrasco, Sergio Correa, Pamela Medina and Carlos Urrestarazu as independents within the Alliance pact.
  13. ^ Compared with the 2013, not including the candidacies of Giorgio Jackson, Gabriel Boric, Francisco Figueroa and Alejandra Sepúlveda.

Results by regions[edit]

Pact Arica y Parinacota Tarapacá Antofagasta Atacama Coquimbo
Seats Votes Seats Votes Seats Votes Seats Votes Seats Votes
ChV 1 15 161 21,30% 2 38 789 42,99% 2 55 376 34,12% 2 28 221 30,09% 3 66 050 28,44%
LFM 1 15 957 22,42% 1 27 740 30,74% 1 40 391 24,88% 2 33 922 36,17% 2 62 963 27,11%
FA 1 27 327 38,39% 0 11 682 12,95% 1 20 630 12,71% 0 10 738 11,45% 0 21 666 9.33%
CODE 0 2 416 3,39% 0 4 334 4,80% 0 6 369 3,92% 0 4 498 4,80% 1 36 406 15,68%
Others 0 10 325 14,60% 0 7 683 8,52% 1 39 553 24,37% 1 16 411 17,49% 1 45 155 19,44%
Total 3 71 186 100,00% 3 90 228 100,00% 5 162 319 100,00% 5 93 790 100,00% 7 232 240 100,00%
Pact Valparaíso Santiago MR O'Higgins Maule Biobío
Seats Votes Seats Votes Seats Votes Seats Votes Seats Votes
ChV 7 243 462 37,99% 22 1 000 021 40,47% 5 121 148 38,13% 6 159 605 43,74% 8 277 900 38,54%
LFM 4 140 074 21,86% 12 552 307 22,35% 2 75 069 23,63% 2 76 966 21,09% 6 194 890 27,03%
FA 3 133 134 20,78% 11 546 554 22,12% 0 23 298 7,33% 1 33 232 9,11% 1 79 358 11,01%
CODE 2 68 185 10,64% 1 187 705 7,60% 1 40 769 12,83% 2 66 379 18,19% 3 114 587 15,89%
Others 0 55 970 8,73% 1 184 497 7,46% 1 57 450 18,08% 0 28 705 7,87% 0 54 301 7,53%
Total 16 640 825 100,00% 47 2 471 084 100,00% 9 317 734 100,00% 11 364 887 100,00% 18 721 036 100,00%
Pact Araucanía Los Ríos Los Lagos Aysén Magallanes
Seats Votes Seats Votes Seats Votes Seats Votes Seats Votes
ChV 6 139 754 42,03% 2 50 975 36,58% 4 96 911 36,19% 1 9 874 28,24% 1 16 181 28,51%
LFM 2 80 949 24,34% 2 45 246 32,47% 3 73 653 27,51% 1 10 649 30,46% 1 11 791 20,77%
FA 0 19 821 5,96% 0 17 637 12,66% 1 23 725 8,86% 0 No candidates 1 19 926 35,11%
CODE 1 35 897 10,79% 1 18 077 12,97% 1 36 933 13,79% 1 10 626 30,39% 0 7 309 12,88%
Others 1 56 126 16,88% 0 7 426 5,32% 0 36 530 13,65% 0 3 812 10,91% 0 1 553 2,74%
Total 10 332 547 100,00% 5 139 361 100,00% 9 267 752 100,00% 3 34 961 100,00% 3 56 760 100,00%

Senate Election[edit]

Revised provisional results.
Summary of November 19, 2017 Senate election results
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Distribution by parties

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Distribution by pacts

1
País
1
Br.F.
15
The Force of the Majority
6
PDC
1
Ind.
19
Chile Vamos
Electoral pact/party 2017 election results[i] Distribution of seats
Votes % ± Candidates Seats ± 2014–22[ii] Total[iii] % ±[iv]
B. All Over Chile 22,929 1.38% -2.80% 2.80% 8 0 0 0 1 1 2.33% -0.31% 0.31%
    País 6,970 0.42% New 2 0 New 1 1 2.33% -0.31% 0.31%
    Progressive Party (PRO)[v] 15,959 0.96% -3.22% 3.22% 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
G. Broad Front 184,333 11.06% 10.38% 10.38% 23 1 1 1 0 1 2.33% 2.33% 2.33%
    Democratic Revolution (RD) 38,224 2.29% New 5 1 1 1 0 1 2.33% 2.33% 2.33%
    Equality Party (PI) 26,640 1.60% New 1 0 New 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Humanist Party (PH) 62,223 3.73% 3.05% 3.05% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Liberal Party (PL) 28,774 1.73% New 2 0 New 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Power 28,472 1.71% New 4 0 New 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
H. Sumemos 112,985 6.78% New 20 0 -2 2 0 0 0.00% -5.26% 5.26%
    Amplitude[vi] 62,601 3.76% New 10 0 -2 2 0 0 0.00% -5.26% 5.26%
    Citizens 45,636 2.74% New 5 0 New 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Everybody 4,748 0.28% New 5 0 New 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
K. Green Regionalist Coalition 2,916 0.17% New 4 0 New 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Patagonian Regional Democracy (DRP) 519 0.03% New 2 0 New 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Social Green Regionalist Federation (FREVS) 2,397 0.14% New 2 0 New 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
M. Patriotic Union (UPA) 7,312 0.44% New 3 0 New 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
N. The Force of the Majority 380,203 22.82% -3.88% 3.88% 28 7 3 3 8 15 34.88% 3.30% 3.30%
    Communist Party (PC) 20,209 1.21% 1.21% 1.21% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Party for Democracy (PPD) 200,299 12.02% -1.83% 1.83% 12 4 1 1 3 7 16.28% 0.49% 0.49%
    Social Democrat Radical Party (PRSD) 34,448 2.07% -1.54% 1.54% 4 0 0 0 1 1 2.33% -0.31% 0.31%
    Socialist Party (PS)[vii] 125,247 7.52% -1.71% 1.71% 10 3 2 2 4 7 16.28% 3.12% 3.12%
O. Democratic Convergence 238,644 14.32% -2.25% 2.25% 13 3 -1 1 3 6 13.95% -4.47% 4.47%
    Christian Democratic Party (PDC) 237,983 14.28% -2.29% 2.29% 12 3 -1 1 3 6 13.95% -4.47% 4.47%
    MAS Region 661 0.04% New 1 0 New 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
P. Chile Vamos[viii] 628,320 37.71% -9.95% 9.95% 29 12 5 5 7 19 44.19% 7.34% 7.34%
    Independent Democratic Union (UDI)[ix] 210,897 12.66% -11.63% 11.63% 12 4 1 1 5 9 20.93% -0.12% 0.12%
    National Renewal (RN)[vi] 349,622 20.98% 0.79% 0.79% 15 6 2 2 2 8 18.60% 2.82% 2.82%
    Political Evolution (Evópoli) 67,801 4.07% New 2 2 2 2 0 2 4.65% 4.65% 4.65%
Independent candidates[vii][x] 88,701 5.32% 1.11% 1.11% 4 0 -1 1 1 1 2.33% -2.94% 2.94%
Valid votes 1,666,343 100.00% 132 23 20 43
Null votes 70,958 3.90%
Blank votes 81,964 4.51%
Total votes 1,819,265 100.00%
Source: Servicio Electoral de Chile.
  1. ^ Results compared with the 2009 Senate elections.
  2. ^ 20 seats were assigned after the 2013 Senate elections for the period 2014–2022. Distribution by parties and pacts at the moment of the 2017 election.
  3. ^ Total number of senators for the 2018–2022 period, including both classes of senators. Distribution by parties and pacts at the moment of the 2017 election.
  4. ^ Change in the percentage of seats in the Senate after the 2017 election. According to the 2015 constitutional reform, the number of seats will increase from 38 to 43 in 2017, and 50 in 2021.
  5. ^ Compared with the 2009 results of the 3 independent candidates presented by Red Progresista in the New Majority for Chile pact.
  6. ^ a b Senators Lily Pérez and Antonio Horvath were elected in 2009 as members of National Renewal (RN). Pérez resigned in 2014 to found Amplitude and Horvath, after resigning RN in 2013, joined Ammplitude as an independent in 2016. 2009 votes for both senators are counted in RN, but their seats are counted with Amplitude.
  7. ^ a b Senator Fulvio Rossi was elected in 2009 as member of the Socialist Party (PS). He resigned in 2016 and become independent. Its 2009 votes are counted in PS, but his seat is counted as independent.
  8. ^ Although the Independent Regionalist Party (PRI) did not present any candidate for Senate elections, their 2009 votes are counted as part of Chile Vamos.
  9. ^ Compared with the 2009 results of the Independent Democratic Union and the candidacy of Ena von Baer as independent within the Coalition for Change pact.
  10. ^ Compared with the 2009 results of the independent candidates outside any pact and those allied with the defunct Clean Chile, Vote Happy pact.

Results by regions[edit]

Arica and Parinacota[edit]

Senate Election 2017: Arica and Parinacota[58]
Pact Votes % Party Candidate Votes % Result
The Force of Majority 22,680 31.7 Socialist José Miguel Insulza 14,501 20.3 New senator
For Democracy Salvador Urrutia 8,179 11.5
Chile Vamos 17,843 25.0 UDI José Durana 9,639 13.5 New senator
National Renewal Rodolfo Barbosa 7,136 10.0
National Renewal Mirtha Arancibia 1,068 1.5
Independent Enrique Lee 14,820 20.7
Broad Front 13,504 18.9 Liberal Verónica Foppiano 7,617 10.7
Citizen Power Rodrigo Díaz Bogdanic 4,192 5.9
Humanist Claudio Ojeda 1,695 2.4
All Over Chile 1,796 2.5 Progressive Pablo Pizarro Bossay (Ind.) 960 1.3
Progressive Sandra Zapata (Ind.) 836 1.2
Democratic Convergence 813 1.1 Christian Democratic Trinidad Parra (Ind.) 813 1.1
Total valid votes 71,456
Turnout 74,948 40.4

Tarapacá[edit]

Senate Election 2017: Tarapacá[59]
Pact Votes % Party Candidate Votes % Result
The Force of Majority 34,970 37.8 For Democracy Jorge Soria (Ind.) 31,594 34.2 New senator
Socialist Franitza Mitrovic (Ind.) 1,846 2.0
Socialist Astrid Abarca (Ind.) 1,530 1.6
Chile Vamos 26,865 29.1 UDI Luz Ebensperger 21,155 22.9 New senator
National Renewal Juan Carlos Carreño 4,244 4.6
National Renewal Pamela Boyardi 1,466 1.6
Independent Fulvio Rossi 22,406 24.2 Lost re-election
Sumemos 4,333 4.7 Everybody Gabriel Gurovich 3,440 3.7
Everybody Lorena Vergara (Ind.) 4,192 0.5
Everybody Alejandra Guajardo (Ind.) 1,695 0.4
Broad Front 3,878 4.2 Citizen Power Rigoberto Rojas (Ind.) 3,878 4.2
Total valid votes 92,452
Turnout 96,241 39.6

Atacama[edit]

Senate Election 2017: Atacama[60]
Pact Votes % Party Candidate Votes % Result
Democratic Convergence 33,244 34.9 Christian Democratic Yasna Provoste 32,583 34.2 New senator
MAS Región Tomás Pastenes (Ind.) 661 0.7
Chile Vamos 31,863 33.5 National Renewal Rafael Prohens 17,574 18.5 New senator
UDI Felipe Ward 14,289 15.0 Lost election. Retiring Deputy
The Force of Majority 23,455 24.6 Communist Lautaro Carmona 16,714 17.6 Lost election. Retiring Deputy
Social Democrat Radical Alberto Robles 5,442 5.7 Lost election. Retiring Deputy
For Democracy Carolina Peralta 1,299 1.4
Broad Front 4,175 4.4 Citizen Power Gloria Guzmán 4,175 4.4
Green Regionalist Coalition 2,397 2.5 Social Green Regionalist Jorge Vargas Guerra 1,457 1.5
Social Green Regionalist Elizabeth Pérez 940 1.0
Total valid votes 95,134
Turnout 100,679 43.2

Valparaíso Region[edit]

Senate Election 2017: Valparaíso Region[61]
Pact Votes % Party Candidate Votes % Result
Chile Vamos 244,733 36.9 National Renewal Francisco Chahuán 150,031 22.6 Incumbent re-elected
National Renewal Kenneth Pugh (Ind.) 14,241 2.1 New senator
National Renewal Carmen Zamora Bravo 4,614 0.7
UDI Andrea Molina 64,668 9.7 Lost election. Retiring Deputy.
UDI Francisco Bartolucci 9,513 1.4
UDI Ximena Ramírez 1,666 0.2
The Force of Majority 182,799 27.5 For Democracy Ricardo Lagos Weber 74,015 11.2 Incumbent re-elected
For Democracy Marco Antonio Núñez 19,791 2.3 Lost election. Retiring Deputy
Socialist Isabel Allende Bussi 59,147 8.9 Incumbent elected in new seat
Socialist Abel Gallardo 4,510 0.7
Social Democrat Radical Nelson Ávila 23,220 3.5
Social Democrat Radical Josefina Bustamante 2,116 0.3
Broad Front 96,394 14.5 Democratic Revolution Juan Ignacio Latorre 30,528 4.6 New senator
Equality Mónica Valencia 26,640 4.0
Humanist Octavio González Ojeda 22,999 3.5
Citizen Power Francisco Marín (Ind.) 16,227 2.4
Democratic Convergence 49,380 7.4 Christian Democratic Ignacio Walker 30,827 4.6 Lost re-election
Christian Democratic Aldo Cornejo 16,357 2.5 Lost election. Retiring Deputy.
Christian Democratic Oriele Zencovich 2,196 0.3
Sumemos 42,550 6.4 Amplitude Lily Pérez 35,493 5.3 Lost re-election
Amplitude Julián Ugarte (Ind.) 2,411 0.4
Amplitude Pedro Sariego 1,505 0.2
Amplitude Ana Cuadros Matamala 1,247 0.2
Amplitude Alberto Nuñez Ponce 1,213 0.2
Amplitude Oscar Rementería (Ind.) 681 0.1
Independent Gaspar Rivas 29,423 4.4 Lost election. Retiring Deputy.
All Over Chile 11,356 1.7 Progressive Francisco Coloane (Ind.) 5,070 0.8
Progressive Pamela Jiménez Gallardo 3,602 0.5
Progressive Héctor Pérez Meneses (Ind.) 2,674 0.4
Patriotic Union 7,312 1.1 Patriotic Union Luis Aravena Egaña 3,571 0.5
Patriotic Union Vlademir Venegas 2,298 0.4
Patriotic Union Berta Caro 1,443 0.2
Total valid votes 663,937
Turnout 725,514 47.2

Maule[edit]

Senate Election 2017: Maule[62]
Pact Votes % Party Candidate Votes % Result
Chile Vamos 154,294 41.7 National Renewal Juan Castro Prieto (Ind.) 54,433 14.7 New senator
National Renewal Rodrigo Galilea 28,268 7.6 New senator
National Renewal Macarena Pons (Ind.) 3,229 0.9
UDI Juan Antonio Coloma 58.595 15.8 Incumbent re-elected
UDI Yasna Cancino (Ind.) 7,760 2.1
UDI Francisca Concha (Ind.) 2,009 0.5
Democratic Convergence 68,287 18.4 Christian Democratic Ximena Rincón 38,697 10.5 New senator
Christian Democratic Andrés Zaldívar 29,590 7.8 Lost re-election
The Force of Majority 55,124 14.9 Socialist Álvaro Elizalde 30,900 8.3 New senator
Socialist Viviana Landaeta 4,426 1.2
Socialist Carlos Villalobos 3,264 0.9
For Democracy Jorge Tarud 14,109 3.8 Lost election. Retiring Deputy.
For Democracy Liliana Caro 1,332 0.4
For Democracy Valeria Jenoveva (Ind.) 1,093 0.3
Sumemos 45,636 12.3 Citizens Andrés Velasco 38,867 10.5
Citizens Paula Romero Neira 2,164 0.6
Citizens Alberto Martínez Moya (Ind.) 1,817 0.5
Citizens Grace Salazar (Ind.) 1,520 0.4
Citizens Esteban Bravo Moreno (Ind.) 1,268 0.3
Broad Front 36,998 10.0 Liberal Alfredo Sfeir (Ind.) 21,157 5.7
Humanist Wilfredo Alfsen 3,482 0.9
Humanist Jimena Arias 3,145 0.8
Humanist Marta Guerra Medina 2,604 0.7
Democratic Revolution María Eugenia Lorenzini 4,816 1.3
Democratic Revolution Yuri Sepúlveda (Ind.) 1,794 0.5
All Over Chile 9,787 2.6 País María Romero (Ind.) 3,503 0.9
País Gustavo Ruz 3,467 0.9
Progressive Sandra Alfaro 2,817 0.8
Total valid votes 370,126
Turnout 410,430 48.3

Araucanía[edit]

Senate Election 2017: Araucanía[63]
Pact Votes % Party Candidate Votes % Result
Chile Vamos 141,125 41.8 Evópoli Felipe Kast 63,601 18.84 New senator
Evópoli Carmen Gloria Aravena 4,200 1.24 New senator
National Renewal José García Ruminot 33,456 9.91 Incumbent re-elected
National Renewal Germán Becker 25,576 7.58 Lost election. Retiring Deputy.
UDI Gustavo Hasbún 11.751 3.48 Lost election. Retiring Deputy.
UDI José Villagrán 2,541 0.75
Democratic Convergence 76,119 22.55 Christian Democratic Francisco Huenchumilla 38,185 11.31 New senator
Christian Democratic Fuad Chahín 37,934 11.24 Lost election. Retiring Deputy.
The Force of Majority 49,938 14.79 Socialist Flor Domínguez 2,961 0.88
For Democracy Jaime Quintana 34,285 10.16 New senator
For Democracy Alberto Pizarro 5,950 1.76
For Democracy Claudia Palma 3,247 0.96
Communist Patricia Coñoman 3,495 1.04
Sumemos 20,051 5.94 Amplitude Eduardo Díaz 13,390 3.97
Amplitude Ema Vidal 3,795 1.12
Amplitude Tatiana Rudolph 1,717 0.51
Amplitude Juan Ramírez 1,149 0.34
Broad Front 28,298 8.38 Humanist Aucán Huilcamán (Ind.) 11,787 3.49
Humanist Diego Ancalao (Ind.) 6,119 1.81
Humanist Juan Ortiz 3.655 1,08
Humanist Gabriela Meléndez 3,173 0.94
Humanist Gloria Mujica 2,082 0.62
Humanist Lucía Tormen 1,482 0.44
Independent Rojo Edwards 22,052 6.53 Lost election. Retiring Deputy.
Total valid votes 337,583
Turnout 373,476 44.04

Aysen[edit]

Regional Boards Election[edit]

Revised provisional results.
Electoral pact/party Votes % Candidates Seats
Chile Vamos UDI – PRI – Ind. 1,104,270 19.00% 254 56
    PRI and Ind. 158,980 2.74% 93 4
    UDI – Ind. 945,290 16.26% 161 52
For All Chile 210,897 3.63% 138 2
    País + Ind. 25,279 0.43% 25 0
    PRO + Ind. 185,618 3.19% 113 2
Integration for Development 9,259 0.16% 13 1
    For Regional Integration 9,259 0.16% 13 1
Revolutionary Workers Party 2,927 0.05% 2 0
Chile Vamos RN – Evópoli 1,303,946 22.43% 268 77
    Evópoli and Ind. 237,857 4.09% 84 5
    RN – Ind. 1,066,089 18.34% 184 72
For a Just and Decentralized Chile 876,134 15.07% 257 47
    IC and Ind. 9,892 0.17% 8 1
    MAS-Region and Ind. 1,391 0.02% 1 1
    PCCh and Ind. 270,241 4.65% 71 11
    PPD and Ind. 429,719 7.39% 104 26
    PRSD and Ind. 164,891 2.84% 73 8
Sumemos 78,740 1.35% 68 2
    Amplitude and Ind. 64,873 1.12% 48 2
    Citizens and Ind. 13,743 0.24% 19 0
    Everybody and Ind. 124 0.00% 1 0
Broad Front 686,719 11.81% 163 18
    Humanists plus Ind. 199,282 3.43% 68 6
    Equality for the Peoples 153,735 2.64% 35 2
    Liberals plus Ind. 19,653 0.34% 14 0
    Democratic Revolution and Ind. 302,812 5.21% 44 10
    Independents 11,237 0.19% 2 0
Let's Refound Chile 57,007 0.98% 33 0
    Patriotic Union 57,007 0.98% 33 0
Green Regionalist Coalition 84,424 1.45% 84 2
    Regional Democracy and Ind. 19,539 0.34% 38 0
    Regionalist Federation and Ind. 64,885 1.12% 46 2
United for Decentralization 1,101,632 18.95% 265 70
    PDC and Ind. 580,582 9.99% 135 44
    PS and Ind. 521,050 8.96% 130 26
Ecologist and Citizen Front 247,229 4.25% 94 2
    Power
    Green Ecologist Party
Independents 49,585 0.85% 11 1
Valid votes 5,812,769 100.00% 1.650 278
Null votes 365,005 5.47%
Blank votes 493,623 7.40%
Total votes 6,671,397 100.00%
Source: Servicio Electoral de Chile.

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