Argentine General Election 2019 Voting Live

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Argentine General Election 2019 Voting Live

Argentine General Election Dates 2019

Argentine General Election Date: 27 October 2019 

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.

At the national level, Argentina elects a head of state (the President) and a legislature. The franchise extends to all citizens aged 16 and over, and voting is mandatory (with a few exceptions) for all those who are between 18 and 70 years of age.

The President and the Vice-President are elected in one ballot, for a four-year term, by direct popular vote, using a runoff voting system: there must be a second round if no formula gets more than 45% of the affirmative valid votes, or more than 40% of the affirmative valid votes with a difference of 10 percentage points from the second formula, in quantity of affirmative valid votes. Before the 1995 election, the President and Vice-President were both elected by an electoral college.

The National Congress (Congreso Nacional) has two chambers. The Chamber of Deputies of the Nation (Cámara de Diputados de la Nación) has 257 members, elected for a four-year term in each electoral district (23 Provinces and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires) by proportional representation using the D'Hondt method, with half of the seats renewed every two years in all districts. The Senate of the Nation (Senado de la Nación) has 72 members, elected for a six-year term in three-seat constituencies (23 provinces and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires) for a six-year term, with two seats awarded to the largest party or coalition and one seat to the second largest party or coalition. One-third of the constituencies are renewed every two years. In 2001 the whole senate was renewed. A quota law lays down that at least a third of the candidates on the ballots presented by each party participating in legislative elections must be women.


The Electoral system of Argentina

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 is 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.


Argentina Parties and leaders

 

Party Presidential candidate
(political party)
Vice-Presidential candidate
(political party)
Republican Proposal Mauricio Macri
(PRO)
Miguel Ángel Pichetto
(PJ)
Justicialist Party Alberto Fernández
(PJ)
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
(PJ)
Justicialist Party Roberto Lavagna
(PJ)
Juan Manuel Urtubey
(PJ)
Socialist Workers' Party Nicolás del Caño
(PTS)
Romina Del Plá
(PO)
Libertarian Party José Luis Espert
(PL)
Luis Rosales
(PL)
Bandera Vecinal Alejandro Biondini
(BV)
Enrique Venturino
(BV)
New Movement towards Socialism Manuela Castañeira
(Nuevo MAS)
Eduardo Mulhall
(Nuevo MAS)
NOS Juan José Gómez Centurión
(NOS)
Cynthia Hotton
(Valores para mi País)
National Autonomist Party José Antonio Romero Feris
(PAN)
Guillermo Sueldo
(PAN)

 


Argentina past election results 

Party Presidential candidate Running mate Candidate votes Overall votes
Votes % Votes %
Front for Victory Daniel Scioli Carlos Zannini 8,720,573 100 8,720,573 38.67
Cambiemos Mauricio Macri Gabriela Michetti 5,523,413 81.33 6,791,278 30.12
Ernesto Sanz Lucas Llach 753,825 11.10
Elisa Carrió Hector Flores 514,040 7.57
United for a New Alternative Sergio Massa Gustavo Sáenz 3,230,887 69.64 4,639,405 20.57
José Manuel de la Sota Claudia Rucci 1,408,518 30.36
Progresistas Margarita Stolbizer Miguel Ángel Olaviaga 769,316 100 781,472 3.47
Workers' Left Front Nicolás del Caño Myriam Bregman 375,874 51.29 732,851 3.25
Jorge Altamira Juan Carlos Giordano 356,977 48.71
Federal Commitment Adolfo Rodríguez Saá Liliana Negre de Alonso 472,341 100 472,341 2.09
People's Front Victor De Gennaro Evangelina Codoni 106,324 100 106,324 0.47
Movement for Socialism Manuela Castañeira Jorge Ayala 103,742 100 103,742 0.46
Workers' Socialist Movement Alejandro Bodart Vilma Ripoll 95,780 100 95,780 0.42
Popular Party Mauricio Yattah Maria Moretta 67,798 100 67,798 0.30
Neighborhood Action Movement Raúl Albarracín Gaston Dib 39,512 100 39,512 0.18
Invalid/blank votes 1,470,740
Total 24,021,816 100
Registered voters/turnout 32,067,641 74.91
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