in this election:
- The office of the president of
of government structure:
- Argentina's bicameral National
Congress is composed of the Senado (Senate) and the Camara de Diputados (Chamber
of electoral system:
- The president is elected directly by
the people for a four-year term.
- The Senado is presently transitioning from a system
where three members are appointed by each of the provincial legislatures to a system where
one-third of the 72 members are elected every three years to a nine-year term
- One-half of the
257 members of the Camara de Diputados are
elected every two years to four-year terms
|Results of the election for president:
Candidate: Eduardo DUHALDE
Party: Justicialist Party (PJ)
Valid votes received: 7,100,678
Percent of valid votes received: 38.09%
Candidate: Fernando DE LA RUA
Party: Union Civica Radical (Part of the Alianza alliance, other party in alliance is
Valid Votes Received: 9,039,892
Percent of Valid Votes Received: 48.5%
Candidate: Domingo CAVALLO
Party: Action for the Republic Party (AR)
Valid Votes Received: 1,881,417
Percent of Valid Votes Received: 10.09%
the last presidential election?
- Presidential elections last held on
May 14, 1995
the last election Carlos Saul MENEM received 47.49% of the vote, and thus defeated Jose
Octavio BORDON of the leftist coalition containing Frepaso (25.2% of the vote) and the
Union Civica Radical candidate Horatio MASSACCESI (17.1% of the vote).
and number of registered voters:
- Population: 36,265,463 (July 1998
- Number of registered voters: 24,108,333
- For the first
time in 10 years a new person has been elected to the highest office in Argentina.
President Menem was constitutionally barred from seeking a third term. The new president
will face the task of reviving a stagnant economy.
- Crime and
corruption were two other major issues in this campaign.
- Unemployment and education policy were also prominent campaign issues.
|SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTION SYSTEMS (IFES)
|For additional information:
IFES ElectionGuide Online