Colombian parliamentary election, 2014

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Colombian House of Representatives election, 2014
Colombia
← 2010 9 March 2014 2018 →
Turnout 43.6%

Party Leader % Seats ±
Liberal N/A 17.26% 39
Party of the U N/A 19.61% 38
Conservative N/A 16.09% 28
Democratic Center N/A 11.57% 19
Radical Change N/A 9.46% 16
Green Alliance N/A 4.09% 6
Citizen Option N/A 3.99% 6
PDA N/A 3.54% 3
MIRA N/A 3.52% 3
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Colombian House of Representatives 2014 Map.svg
House of Representatives results by department.[1]

Legislative elections were held to elect members to both chambers of Congress in Colombia on 9 March 2014.[2] The nationwide constituency for the 102-member Senate was contested, as well as the 166 seats of the House of Representatives, plus the delegates to the Andean Parliament. There were 773 candidates for the Senate, 1528 candidates for the House of Representatives, and 23 candidates for the five Colombian seats in the Andean Parliament.[3] 32,795,962 Colombians had been registered to vote in the elections by the cut-off date of 25 January 2014.[4][5]

The elections were notable for the decision by former president Álvaro Uribe to stand for the Senate, the first ex-president in modern Colombian history to run for Congress afterwards.[6][7] Uribe is constitutionally barred from standing for president again, having already served two terms.

Electoral system[edit]

Both Senators and Representatives are elected to four-year terms however the electoral system differs. The electoral system used for the Senate is a one national constituency to elect 100 members by proportional representation whilst the remaining 2 Senators are reserved for Indigenous Colombians, who have a separate ballot. The House of Representatives uses proportional representation with the departments serving as constituencies, each electing from between 2 and 18 members.

Results[edit]

Party House of Representatives Senate
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Party of the U (U) 2,297,786 19.61 38 2,230,208 19.11 21
Liberal Party (PLC) 2,022,093 17.26 39 1,748,789 14.98 17
Conservative Party (PC) 1,884,706 16.09 28 1,944,284 16.66 19
Democratic Center (CD) 1,355,358 11.57 19 2,045,564 17.52 19
Radical Change (CR) 1,108,502 9.46 16 996,872 8.54 9
Green Party 479,521 4.09 6 564,663 4.84 5
Civic Option (OC) 467,728 3.99 6 527,124 4.52 5
Alternative Democratic Pole (PDA) 414,346 3.54 3 541,145 4.64 5
Independent Movement of Absolute Renovation (MIRA) 411,800 3.51 3 326,943 2.80 0
100% for Colombia 157,621 1.34 2 0 0.00 0
Patriotic Union (UP) 99,414 0.85 0 0 0.00 0
For a Better Huila 73,573 0.63 1 0 0.00 0
Indigenous Authorities of Colombia (AICO) 65,888 0.56 1 0 0.00 0
Indigenous Social Alliance Movement (ASI) 46,789 0.40 1 0 0.00 0
Others 5,875 0.05 0 0 0.00 0
FUNECO (Afro-Colombians) 58,965 - 2 0 - 0
Indigenous Authorities of Colombia (Indigenous) 28,360 - 1 30,132 - 0
MAIS (Indigenous) 20,692 - 0 45,964 - 1
Indigenous Social Alliance Movement (Indigenous) 0 - 0 34,293 - 1
Invalid/blank votes 824,956 746,659
Total 11,715,956 100 166 11,672,251 100 102
Source: Colombia

Opinion polls[edit]

Date Pollster Sample size PLC La U CD PCC PDA CR OC AV MIRA Others None/Don't know Margin of error
2010 elections 17.8% 25.9 21.3 6.9 8.0 7.9 4.0 2.9
12–19 Oct 2013 Cifras y Conceptos 2500 15% 13% 17% 5% 5% 2% n.a. 5% 2% 2% 33% 2.9%
22–27 Nov 2013 Cifras y Conceptos 2500 17% 11% 15% 6% 4% 2% n.a. 5% 1% n.a. 36% 2.9%
29–31 Jan 2014 Datexco/El Tiempo & W Radio 1200 12.2% 18.2% 10.4% 8.8% 6.0% 4.9% 0.5% 5.4% 2.9% 2.8% 26.8% 2.8%
20–24 Feb 2014 Cifras y Conceptos 2500 17% 11% 20% 8% 6% 5% 3% 6% 5% n.a. 20% 2.9%
25–28 Feb 2014 Datexco/El Tiempo & W Radio 1200 13.6% 13.4% 23.4% 7.3% 10.0% 5.1% 1.1% 4.3% 2.2% 0.2% 19.4% 2.8%

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