Colombian parliamentary election, 2006

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Elections for the Senate of Colombia
Colombia
← 2002 12 March 2006 2010 →
Turnout 45.7%
Party Leader % Seats ±
Party of the U N/A 17.3% 20 New
Conservative Party N/A 16.0 18 +5
Liberal Party N/A 16.3% 18 -11
Radical Change N/A 13.2% 15 +13
POLO N/A 9.5% 10 New
Citizens' Convergence N/A 6.2% 7 +3
Wings N/A 4.5% 5 New
Democratic Colombia N/A 3.0% 3 New
MIRA N/A 2.6% 2 +1
Living Colombia N/A 2.5% 2 New
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.

On March 12, 2006 Colombians went to the polls to elect Senate and Chamber of Representatives. Presidential primaries were also held for the Liberal Party and the Alternative Democratic Pole.

Chamber of Representatives[edit]

e • d Summary of the 12 March 2006 Chamber of Representatives of Colombia election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Colombian Liberal Party (Partido Liberal Colombiano) 1,646,404 19.0 30
Social National Unity Party/Party of the U (Partido Social de Unidad Nacional, also known as Partido de la U) 1,453,353 16.7 29
Colombian Conservative Party (Partido Conservador Colombiano) 1,363,656 15.8 30
Radical Change (Cambio Radical) 932,207 10.7 20
Alternative Democratic Pole (Polo Democrático Alternativo) 708,664 8.2 9
Citizens' Convergence (Convergencia Ciudadana) 397,903 4.6 8
Wings - Team Colombia Movement (Movimiento Alas Equipo Colombia) 370,789 4.3 7
Independent Movement of Absolute Renovation (Mira party) 233,920 2.7 1
Democratic Colombia Party (Partido Colombia Demócrata) 215,753 2.5 2
Liberal Opening (Apertura Liberal) 199,810 2.3 5
National Movement (Movimiento Nacional) 175,012 2.0 2
United People's Movement (Movimiento Popular Unido) 129,977 1.5 2
For the Country of our Dreams (Por el País que soñamos) 99,565 1.1 1
Regional Integration Movement (Movimiento Integración Regional) 91,547 1.1 4
Huila New and Liberalism (Huila Nuevo y Liberalismo) 80,688 0.9 2
Social Action Party (Partido de Acción Social) 52,340 0.6 1
Renovation Movement Labour Action (Movimiento Renovación Acción Laboral) 33,308 0.4 0
National Salvation Movement (Movimiento de Salvación Nacional) 28,975 0.3 0
People's Participation Movement (Movimiento de Participación Popular) 18,449 0.2 0
Progressive National Movement (Movimiento Nacional Progresista) 8,146 0.1 0
Total votes for parties (turnout 40.54%) 8,678,535 100.0 163
Sources: Adam Carr and Registraduría Nacional del Estado Civil

Senate[edit]

e • d Summary of the 12 March 2006 Senate of Colombia election results
Parties % Seats
Social National Unity Party/Party of the U (Partido Social de Unidad Nacional, also known as Partido de la U) 17.49 20
Colombian Conservative Party (Partido Conservador Colombiano) 16.13 18
Colombian Liberal Party (Partido Liberal Colombiano) 15.52 18
Radical Change (Cambio Radical) 13.36 15
Alternative Democratic Pole (Polo Democrático Alternativo) 9.74 10
Citizens' Convergence (Convergencia Ciudadana) 6.25 7
Wings - Team Colombia Movement (Movimiento Alas Equipo Colombia) 4.68 5
Democratic Colombia Party (Partido Colombia Demócratica) 2.85 3
Mira Movement (Movimiento Mira) 2.35 2
Living Colombia Movement (Movimiento Colombia Viva) 2.46 2
Let the Moreno play movement (Movimiento Dejen Jugar al Moreno) 1.50 0
C4 0.88 0
Visionaries with Antanas Mockus (Visionarios con Antanas Mockus) 0.77 0
Comunitarian Participation Movement (Movimiento de Participación Comunitaria) 0.56 0
Communal and Comunitarian Movement of Colombia (Movimiento Comunal y Comunitario de Colombia) 0.42 0
Colombia Unite Movement (Movimiento Únete Colombia) 0.17 0
Independent Conservatism (Conservatismo Independiente) 0.14 0
National Democratic Reconstruction (Reconstrucción Democrática Nacional) 0.08 0
Progressive National Movement (Movimiento Nacional Progresista) 0.09 0
Indigenous Social Alliance (Alianza Social Indigena) 2
Total valid votes (turnout 40.54%)   102
Sources: Registraduria Nacional del Estado Civil, Caracol Radio
e • d 2006 elections to the 2 seats reserved for Indigenous in the Senate of Colombia
Parties Votes % Seats
Indigenous Social Alliance (Alianza Social Indigena) ASI 44,557 28.27 1
Indigenous Authorities of Colombia (Autoridades Indigenas de Colombia) AICO 21,304 13.52 1
Total (turnout %)    
Source: Registraduria Nacional del Estado Civil.

Note: As the blank vote percentage was 58.21% (more than 50%), this special election must be repeated, with the same parties but different candidates [1]

Senate Members[edit]

circumscription Party Senator
National Social Party of National Unity (U)
Colombian Conservative Party (C)
Colombian Liberal Party (L)
Radical Change Party (CR)
Alternative Democratic Pole (PDA)
Partido Convergencia Ciudadana
Movimiento Alas Equipo Colombia
Partido Colombia Democrática
Movimiento Independiente de Renovación Absoluta (MIRA)
Movimiento Colombia Viva
Indigenous Alianza Social Indígena (ASI)
Autoridades Indígenas de Colombia (AICO)
  • Of the 102 elected congressman and women that took office on July 20, 2006. 52 were re-elected, 25 had previously served in the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia in the 2002–2006 term, 3 returned to the senate after a few years of absence and 22 were elected to congress for the first time.

References[edit]

"Boletin de Prensa N° 010" (DOC) (Press release) (in Spanish). Registraduría Nacional del Estado Civil. 2006-07-14. Retrieved 2007-02-09. 

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