Argentina

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
22.10.2023
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.10.2025
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
24
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Partial renewal

Candidates

Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
12

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The Union for the Homeland (UP), the governing coalition led by Mr. Sergio Massa, became the largest force in both chambers of Congress following the 2023 elections. UP won 48 of the 130 seats at stake in the 257-member Chamber of Deputies, and holds 108 seats in all. Together for Change (JxC/Juntos), led by Ms. Patricia Bullrich, holds 94 seats, while “Freedom Advances” (LLA), led by Mr. Javier Milei, has 38 seats. The UP won the highest number of seats in 2023 (10 out of 24) in the 72-member Senate, holding 33 seats. Juntos became the second largest force with 21 seats, followed by LLA, which entered the Senate for the first time. 

No candidate was elected in the first round of the presidential elections held in parallel with the parliamentary polls (see note). Mr. Massa (UP), a Peronist and former Minister of Economy, and Mr. Milei (LLA), former deputy and TV economic commentator, advanced to the run-offs. On 19 November, Mr. Milei, who defines himself as an anarcho-capitalist and anti-establishment candidate, won the run-off elections. On 10 December, Mr. Milei was sworn in as the new President of Argentina, succeeding President Alberto Fernández (UP).
Ms. Victoria Eugenia Villarruel (LLA) was sworn in as the new Vice-President (who is also the Senate President), succeeding Ms. Cristina Elisabet Fernández de Kirchner.

During election campaigning, the major parties focused on economic issues, such as inflation, dollarization (meaning Argentina would use US dollars as its currency instead of the peso), climate change and abortion rights.

Note :
To avoid a run-off election, presidential candidates need to obtain 45% of the vote, or 40% plus holding at least a 10% advantage over their nearest rival.
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
37.5%
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Union for the Homeland (UP) 9
Freedom Advances (LLA) 6
Together for Change (JxC/Juntos) 2
Front for the Renewal of Social Concord – Federal Innovation 2
Federal Renewal 2
For Santa Cruz 2
Union for San Luis 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
14
Number of women elected
10
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
41.67%
Women Directly Elected
10

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
39
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
33
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
10.12.2023
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Victoria Eugenia Villarruel (Female)
Date of election
10.12.2023