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Cámara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies)

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Congreso de la nación / National Congress
Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Cámara de Diputados / Chamber of Deputies
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Senado / Senate
Dates of election / renewal (from/to) 27 October 2013
Purpose of elections President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's Victory Front (FV) and its allies remained the largest force in both chambers of the Congress but did not obtain the two-thirds Congressional majority it needed to be able to make constitutional changes. The Constitution bars Ms. Kirchner from seeking a third presidential term in 2015.

The FV won 39 of the 127 seats at stake, and now holds a total of 115 seats in the 257-member Chamber of Deputies. It took 11 of the 24 seats at stake in the Senate, for a total of 33 of the 72 seats. The Radical Civic Union (UCR) - Socialist Party and its allies took a total of 54 seats in the Chamber. The Renewal Front (Frente Renovador, FR), a breakaway party from the FV, led by Mr. Sergio Massa, took 16 seats in the Chamber. The FV ran on the government's record, citing better social benefits. The UCR and the FR pledged to tackle high inflation.

The voting age was lowered from 18 to 16 by the electoral law (Ley 26.774) promulgated on 1 November 2012. However, voting remains compulsory only for those between 18 and 70 years of age.
Date of previous elections: 23 October 2011

Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature: N/A

Timing of election: Upon normal expiry

Expected date of next elections: October 2015

Number of seats at stake: 127 (partial renewal)

Number of candidates: Not available.

Percentage of women candidates: Not available.

Number of parties contesting the election: Not available

Number of parties winning seats: Not available.

Alternation of power: No

Date of the first session of the new parliament: 10 December 2013

Name of the new Speaker: Mr. Julián Andrés Domínguez (Victory Front, FV)
Voter turnout
Round no 127 October 2013
Number of registered electors
Blank or invalid ballot papers
Valid votes
23'641'116 (77.17%)

Distribution of votes
Round no 1
Political Group Candidates Votes %
Victory Front (FV)
Renewal Front
Broad Progressive Front
Radical Civic Union (UCR)
Union for Social Development (UDESO)
Federal Commitment Alliance
Progressive Civic and Social Front
Civic Front for Santiago
Union PRO
Concordia Front for Renewal
Civic and Social Front
Neuquino Popular Movement
Union for Federal Santa Fe
Union for Cordoba
PRO (Republican Proposal)
Front of Jujuy
La Pampa Civic and Social Front (FREPAM)
Chubut Action
Civic and Social Agreement Front
Union for Liberty and Labour
Union for a better life
Popular Front
Encounter for Corrientes
Workers' Left Front
Republican Proposal
Popular Front for Salta
Civic Federal Front
People's Solidarity Movement
Humanist Party
Workers' Party
Riojana Civic Force
Fuegino People's Movement
Civic Coalition
Union for Chaco
Formosa Broad Front
Popular Front for Riojano
Union for Entre Ríos
Distribution of seats
Round no 1
Political Group Total Seats 2013
Victory Front (FV) 115 39
Renewal Front 16 16
Broad Progressive Front 14 0
Radical Civic Union (UCR) 13 8
Union for Social Development (UDESO) 9 0
Federal Commitment Alliance 9 3
Progressive Civic and Social Front 9 9
Civic Front for Santiago 7 3
Union PRO 6 6
UNEN 5 5
Concordia Front for Renewal 5 2
Civic and Social Front 3 3
Neuquino Popular Movement 3 2
Justicialist 3 2
Union for Federal Santa Fe 3 3
Union for Cordoba 3 3
PRO (Republican Proposal) 3 0
Front of Jujuy 2 2
La Pampa Civic and Social Front (FREPAM) 2 1
Chubut Action 2 2
Civic and Social Agreement Front 2 2
Union for Liberty and Labour 2 2
Union for a better life 2 2
Popular Front 2 0
Encounter for Corrientes 2 2
Workers' Left Front 2 2
Republican Proposal 1 1
Popular Front for Salta 1 1
Civic Federal Front 1 0
People's Solidarity Movement 1 1
Humanist Party 1 0
Workers' Party 1 1
Riojana Civic Force 1 1
Fuegino People's Movement 1 0
Civic Coalition 1 0
Union for Chaco 1 1
Formosa Broad Front 1 1
Popular Front for Riojano 1 0
Union for Entre Ríos 1 1
Distribution of seats according to sex
Percent of women
Distribution of seats according to age
Distribution of seats according to profession
Source: Chamber of Deputies (01.01.2015)
Provisional composition of the Chamber of Deputies.

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