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General elections will be held in Argentina on 27 October 2019, to elect the president of Argentina, members of the national congress and the governors of most provinces. Incumbent president Mauricio Macri is running for re-election.

2019 Argentine general election

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Nominee Alberto Fernández Mauricio Macri Roberto Lavagna
Party Justicialist Party Republican Proposal Justicialist Party
Alliance Everyone’s Front Together for Change Federal Consensus 2030
Home state City of Buenos Aires City of Buenos Aires City of Buenos Aires
Running mate Cristina Kirchner Miguel Pichetto Manuel Urtubey

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Nominee Nicolás del Caño Juan José Gómez Centurión José Espert
Party Socialist Workers' Party NOS Libertarian Party
Alliance Workers' Left Front Unity Awakening Front
Home state Mendoza Buenos Aires Province Buenos Aires Province
Running mate Romina Del Plá Cynthia Hotton Luis Rosales

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Incumbent President

Mauricio Macri
Cambiemos



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Electoral systemEdit

The election of the president will be conducted under the ballotage system, a modified version of the two-round system. A candidate can win the presidency in a single round by either winning 45% of the vote, or if they win 40% of the vote while finishing 10 percentage points ahead of the second-place candidate. If no candidate meets either threshold, a runoff takes place between the top two candidates.[2] Voting is compulsory for citizens between 18 and 70 years old.[3] Suffrage was also extended to 16- and 17-year-olds, though without compulsory voting.[4]

There are a total of 257 seats of the Chamber of Deputies. They are elected from 24 electoral districts–the 23 provinces, plus the federal district of Buenos Aires, which elects its own executive and legislature and is represented in the national Congress like all other provinces.[5] The number of seats are distributed in relation to the population of the province. One-third of the seats in the Chamber of Deputies are reserved for women. The 130 seats of the Chamber of Deputies up for election were elected from 24 multi-member constituencies based on the 23 provinces and Buenos Aires. Seats were allocated using the D'Hondt method of proportional representation, with an electoral threshold of 3%.[3]

The 24 seats in the Senate up for election were elected in three-seat constituencies using the closed list system. Each district is represented by three senatorial seats. Each party is allowed to register up to two candidates; one of those registered must be female. The party receiving the most votes wins two seats, and the second-placed party won one.[6] The third senatorial seat was established in the Constitution of 1994 in order to better represent the largest minority in each district.

CongressEdit

Number of Deputies at stake in each province.
Provinces that will elect Senators in blue.

Chamber of DeputiesEdit

The 257 members of the Chamber of Deputies are elected by proportional representation in 24 multi-member constituencies based on the provinces (plus the City of Buenos Aires). Seats are allocated using the d'Hondt method with a 3% electoral threshold. In this election, 130 of the 257 seats are up for renewal for a 4-year term.

Province Total
seats
Seats
at stake
Buenos Aires 70 35
Buenos Aires City 25 12
Catamarca 5 2
Chaco 7 3
Chubut 5 3
Córdoba 18 9
Corrientes 7 4
Entre Ríos 9 4
Formosa 5 3
Jujuy 6 3
La Pampa 5 2
La Rioja 5 3
Mendoza 10 5
Misiones 7 4
Neuquén 5 2
Río Negro 5 3
Salta 7 4
San Juan 6 3
San Luis 5 2
Santa Cruz 5 2
Santa Fe 19 10
Santiago del Estero 7 4
Tierra del Fuego 5 3
Tucumán 9 5
Total 257 130

SenateEdit

The 72 members of the Senate are elected in the same 24 constituencies, with three seats in each. The party receiving the most votes in each constituency wins two seats, with the third seat awarded to the second-placed party. The 2019 elections will see one-third of Senators renewed, with eight provinces electing three Senators for a 6-year term; Buenos Aires City, Chaco, Entre Ríos, Neuquén, Río Negro, Salta, Santiago del Estero and Tierra del Fuego.

Confirmed candidatesEdit

The following candidates have successfully registered their nominations before the limit date of 22 June 2019.[7][8]

Presidential candidate
(political party)
Vice-Presidential candidate
(political party)
Coalition Coalition parties Presidential candidate political offices
Mauricio Macri
(PRO)
  Miguel Ángel Pichetto
(PJ)
    President of Argentina (since 2015)
Chief of Government of Buenos Aires (2007–2015)
Alberto Fernández
(PJ)
  Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
(PJ)
   
Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers (2003–2008)
Roberto Lavagna
(PJ)
  Juan Manuel Urtubey
(PJ)
 
Minister of Economy and Production (2003–2005)
Nicolás del Caño
(PTS)
  Romina Del Plá
(PO)
   
National Deputy from Buenos Aires (since 2017)
José Luis Espert
(PL)
  Luis Rosales
(PL)
  Economist and professor
Alejandro Biondini
(BV)
  Enrique Venturino
(BV)
Patriotic Front
Founder and president of Bandera Vecinal
Manuela Castañeira
(Nuevo MAS)
  Eduardo Mulhall
(Nuevo MAS)
  Sociologist
Juan José Gómez Centurión
(NOS)
  Cynthia Hotton
(Valores para mi País)
  NOS Vice-President of the Bank of the Argentine Nation (2017–2019)
José Antonio Romero Feris
(PAN)
  Guillermo Sueldo
(PAN)
  National Senator for Corrientes (1987–2001)
Governor of Corrientes (1983–1987)
Raúl Humberto Albarracín
(Movimiento de Acción Vecinal)
Sergio Darío Pastore
(Movimiento de Acción Vecinal)
Provincial legislator of Córdoba (2007–2011)

Opinion pollsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Calendario electoral 2019: las fechas del cronograma, provincia por provincia". La Nación (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  2. ^ David Hodari (23 October 2015). "Argentina elections 2015: a guide to the parties, polls and electoral system". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b Chamber of Deputies: Electoral system Archived 31 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine IPU
  4. ^ Voto de los Jóvenes de 16 y 17 años0 Camara Nacional Electoral
  5. ^ Regúnaga, Carlos (22 October 2007). "CSIS Hemisphere Focus" (PDF). The Argentine Elections: Systems and Candidates. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  6. ^ Argentine Republic: Election for Senado (Senate) IFES
  7. ^ "Cierre de listas electorales: todos los candidatos para las elecciones 2019". La Nación (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Mirá las boletas de los principales candidatos en Argentina". Infobae (in Spanish). 23 June 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2019.