|Republic of Chile
1999 (Round One)
January 16, 2000 (Round Two)
in this election:
- Office of president of the Republic
of government structure:
- Chile has a bicameral National
Council or Congreso Nacional, which consists of a 48-member Senate (Senado)
and a 120-member Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados).
- Head of State & Chief of
Government: Eduardo FREI Ruiz-Tagle
of electoral system:
- The president is directly
elected by the people for a six-year term.
- All 120 members of the Chamber of
Deputies are popularly elected to serve four-year terms.
- In the Senate, 38 of the 48
members are popularly elected to serve eight-year terms - one half of the Senate is
elected every four years. The remaining 10 seats are reserved for former Presidents
or for former government officials who are elected by the Supreme Court or appointed by
|Results of the election for president:
Candidate: Ricardo LAGOS
Party: Partido por la Democracía (PPD) (supported by the Socialist, Christian Democrat,
and Radical Parties)
First Round Valid Votes Received: 3,383,339
First Round Percentage of Valid Votes: 47.96%
Second Round Valid Votes Received: 3,683,158
Second Round Percentage of Valid Votes: 51.31%
Candidate: Joaquín LAVÍN
Party: Alianza por Chile (Including the Unión Democrata Independiente and
First Round Valid Votes Received: 3,352,199
First Round Percentage of Valid Votes: 47.52%
Second Round Valid Votes Received: 3,495,569
Second Round Percentage of Valid Votes: 48.69%
Candidate: Gladys MARÍN
Party: Communist Party
First Round Valid Votes Received: 225,224
First Round Percentage of Valid Votes: 3.19%
Eliminated from the Second Round
the last presidential election?
- Presidential Election were last held on
December 11, 1993.
- Results: President Eduardo FREI Ruiz-Tagle
received 58% of the vote, defeating Arturo ALESSANDRI who received 24.4%.
and number of registered voters:
- Population: 14,973,843 (July 1999
- Number of registered voters: 8,084,476 (December 1999)
- Economic issues were the
primary campaign focus, with the center-left PDD proposing social reform and the
right-wing Alianza por Chile promising to create jobs and improve health care.
|SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTION SYSTEMS (IFES)
|For additional information:
IFES ElectionGuide Online