Chilean parliamentary election, 1969

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Chilean parliamentary election, 1969
Chile
← 1965 2 March 1969 1973 →

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 Third party
  Emblem of the Christian Democrat Party of Chile.svg Partido Nacional Chile.svg Partido Comunista de Chile.svg
Party Christian Democratic National Communist
Seats before 82 D / 13 S 9 D / 7 S 18 D / 4 S
Seats after 56 deputies
23 senators
33 deputies
5 senators
22 deputies
9 senators
Seat change Decrease26 D / Increase10 S Increase24 D / Decrease2 S Increase4 D / Increase5 S
Popular vote 716,547 480,523 383,049
Percentage 31.1% 20.8% 16.6%

  Fourth party
  Emblema Partido Radical Chile.svg
Party Radical
Seats before 20 D / 9 S
Seats after 24 deputies
6 senators
Seat change Increase4 D / Decrease4 S
Popular vote 313,559
Percentage 13.6%
Coat of arms of Chile.svg
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Parliamentary elections were held in Chile on 2 March 1969.[1] The Christian Democratic Party lost their majority in the Chamber of Deputies, but remained the largest party in both houses.

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.[2]

Results[edit]

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Elected Total +/–
Christian Democratic Party 345,248 34.3 11 23 +10
Communist Party 181,488 18.0 3 9 +5
Radical Party 173,386 17.2 4 6 –4
National Party 160,875 16.0 4 5 –2
Socialist Party 120,629 12.0 3 5 –2
Popular Socialist Union 24,423 2.4 0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes
Total 1,006,049 100 25 50 +5
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Nohlen, IPU

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Christian Democratic Party 716,547 31.1 56 –26
National Party 480,523 20.8 33 +24
Communist Party 383,049 16.6 22 +4
Radical Party 313,559 13.6 24 +4
Socialist Party 294,448 12.8 15 0
Popular Socialist Union 51,904 2.3 0 New
National Democratic Party 44,818 1.9 0 –3
Social Democrat Party 20,560 1.0 0 New
Independents 2,104 0.1 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 98,617
Total 2,406,129 100 150 +3
Registered voters/turnout 3,244,892 74.2
Source: Nohlen
Vote share
PDC
31.05%
PN
20.82%
PCCh
16.60%
PR
13.59%
PS
12.76%
USOPO
2.25%
PADENA
1.94%
PSD
0.89%
Ind.
0.09%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p262 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ 1969 IPU