2019 Argentine general election
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.
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. Voting is compulsory for citizens between 18 and 70 years old. Suffrage was also extended to 16- and 17-year-olds, though without compulsory voting.
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. 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%.
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. The third senatorial seat was established in the Constitution of 1994 in order to better represent the largest minority in each district.
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.
|Buenos Aires City||25||12|
|Santiago del Estero||7||4|
|Tierra del Fuego||5||3|
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.
|Coalition||Coalition parties||Presidential candidate political offices|
|Miguel Ángel Pichetto
|President of Argentina (since 2015)|
Chief of Government of Buenos Aires (2007–2015)
|Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
|Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers (2003–2008)|
|Juan Manuel Urtubey
|Minister of Economy and Production (2003–2005)|
|Nicolás del Caño
|Romina Del Plá
|National Deputy from Buenos Aires (since 2017)|
|José Luis Espert
||Economist and professor|
|Founder and president of Bandera Vecinal|
|Juan José Gómez Centurión
(Valores para mi País)
|NOS||Vice-President of the Bank of the Argentine Nation (2017–2019)|
|José Antonio Romero Feris
|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)|
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