Colombian parliamentary election, 2010

Elections for the Senate of Colombia
Colombia
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Turnout44.2%

PartyLeader%Seats±
Party of the UJuan Manuel Santos 25.8% 28 +8
Conservative PartyFernando Araújo Perdomo 21.2% 22 +4
Liberal PartyRafael Pardo Rueda 16.3% 17 -1
National IntegrationN/A 8.4% 9 +9
Radical ChangeGermán Vargas Lleras 8.2% 8 -7
POLOJaime Dussan 7.8% 8 -2
Green PartyGilma Jiménez 4.9% 5 +5
MIRACarlos Alberto Baena 2.8% 3 +1
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.

Colombia held elections to both chambers of Congress on 14 March 2010.[1] The nationwide constituency for the 102-member Senate was contested by 16 lists, comprising 948 candidates. There are 33 regional constituencies for the Chamber of Representatives, plus a few other ethnic minority constituencies. In all, 282 lists, with 1,533 candidates, contested the 166 seats in the Chamber. Almost 30 million people were registered to vote.

Results

Senate

Incumbent President Álvaro Uribe maintained an absolute majority of seats in the Senate. The two major parties supporting Uribe – the Party of the U and the Conservative Party –, got 27 and 23 seats, respectively. The Party of the U achieved 25.17% of the votes, gaining eight seats, followed by the Conservative Party, with 20,6%, which gained four seats. The Liberals, which consists the main opposition party in the Senate, achieved 15.8% of the votes and kept its 18 seats.

The Liberal Party was followed by the National Integration Party, also allied to Uribe, was an electoral surprise, achieving 8.13% of the votes and eight seats. It became the fourth political force in the country, surpassing the Radical Change, also in the Uribe coalition, which achieved 7.97% of the votes and also eight seats, losing seven. The Alternative Democratic Pole, a more radical opposition party, lost two seats, achieving 7.62% of the votes and eight seats. The Green Party achieved five seats with 4.75% of the votes, followed by the Independent Absolute Renovation Movement with one seat and 2.7% of the votes. The Citizens Commitment for Colombia achieved 1.6% of the votes and gained no seats.


 • d Summary of the 14 March 2010 Senate of Colombia election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Party of the U (Partido de la U) 2,804,123 25.8 28
Colombian Conservative Party (Partido Conservador Colombiano) 2,298,748 21.2 22
Colombian Liberal Party (Partido Liberal Colombiano) 1,763,908 16.3 17
National Integration Party (Partido de Integración Nacional) 907,468 8.4 9
Radical Change (Cambio Radical) 888,851 8.2 8
Alternative Democratic Pole (Polo Democrático Alternativo) 848,305 7.8 8
Green Party (Partido Verde) 531,293 4.9 5
Independent Absolute Renovation Movement (MIRA party) 298,862 2.8 3
Citizens' Compromise for Colombia (Compromiso Ciudadano por Colombia) 182,286 1.7 0
Others 326,763 3.0
Indigenous Social Alliance (Alianza Social Indigena) 1
Indigenous Authorities of Colombia (Autoridades Indígenas de Colombia) 1
Total valid votes (turnout 44.2%) 10,851,207 100.0 102
Sources: Adam Carr's Election Archive
 • d Seats reserved for indigenous
Parties Votes % Seats
Indigenous Social Alliance (Alianza Social Indigena) 26,428 25.1 1
Indigenous Authorities of Colombia (Autoridades Indigenas de Colombia) 23,809 22.6 1
National Integration Party (Partido de Integración Nacional) 20,887 19.9
Others 34,111 32.4
Total (turnout %) 105,235 100.0 2
Source: Adam Carr's Election Archive

Elected Senators

Composition of the Senate by gender.

  Men (84.31%)
  Women (15.69%)
Senator Party Ref
Nerthink Mauricio Aguilar Hurtado National Integration Party (PIN) [2]
Héctor Julio Alfonso López National Integration Party (PIN) [3]
Hernán Francisco Andrade Serrano Conservative Party [4]
Amparo Arbeláez Escalante Liberal Party [5]
Samuel Benjamín Arrieta Buelvas National Integration Party (PIN) [6]
Álvaro Antonio Ashton Giraldo Liberal Party [7]
Luís Carlos Avellaneda Tarazona Alternative Democratic Pole (PDA) [8]
Marco Aníbal Avirama Avirama Indigenous Social Alliance Movement (ASI) [9]
Carlos Alberto Baena López Independent Movement of Absolute Renovation (MIRA) [10]
Jorge Eliécer Ballesteros Bernier Social Party of National Unity (U) [11]
Roy Leonardo Barreras Montealegre Social Party of National Unity (U) [12]
Carlos Emiro Barriga Peñaranda Conservative Party [13]
Armando Alberto Benedetti Villaneda Social Party of National Unity (U) [14]
Musa Abraham Besayle Fayad Social Party of National Unity (U) [15]
Javier Enrique Cáceres Leal Radical Change [16]
Germán Bernardo Carlosama López Indigenous Authorities of Colombia (AICO) [17]
Arlet Patricia Casado Fernández Liberal Party [18]
Bernabé Celis Carrillo Radical Change [19]
Efraín José Cepeda Sarabia Conservative Party [20]
Fuad Ricardo Char Abdala Radical Change [21]
Carlos Ramiro Chávarro Cuéllar Conservative Party [22]
José Iván Clavijo Contreras Conservative Party [23]
Piedad Esneda Córdoba Ruiz Liberal Party [24]
Juan de Jesús Córdoba Suárez Conservative Party [25]
Antonio José Correa Jiménez National Integration Party (PIN) [26]
Juan Manuel Corzo Román Conservative Party [27]
Juan Fernando Cristo Bustos Liberal Party [28]
César Tulio Delgado Blandón Conservative Party [29]
Édinson Delgado Ruiz Liberal Party [30]
Jaime Enrique Durán Barrera Liberal Party [31]
Bernardo Miguel Elías Vidal Social Party of National Unity (U) [32]
Carlos Eduardo Enríquez Maya Conservative Party [33]
Manuel Mesías Enríquez Rosero Social Party of National Unity (U) [34]
Edgar Espíndola Niño National Integration Party (PIN) [35]
Carlos Roberto Ferro Solanilla Social Party of National Unity (U) [36]
Juan Manuel Galán Pachón Liberal Party [37]
Honorio Galvis Aguilar Liberal Party [38]
Daira de Jesús Galvis Méndez Radical Change [39]
Nora María García Burgos Conservative Party [40]
Guillermo García Realpe Liberal Party [41]
Teresa García Romero National Integration Party (PIN) [42]
Jesús Ignacio García Valencia Liberal Party [43]
Jorge Eduardo Gechem Turbay Social Party of National Unity (U) [44]
Roberto Víctor Gerlein Echeverría Conservative Party [45]
Edgar Alfonso Gómez Román Liberal Party [46]
Antonio del Cristo Guerra de la Espriella Radical Change [47]
Jorge Eliécer Guevara Alternative Democratic Pole (PDA) [48]
José Francisco Herrera Acosta Radical Change [49]
Germán Darío Hoyos Giraldo Social Party of National Unity (U) [50]
Hemel Hurtado Angulo National Integration Party (PIN) [51]
Jorge Aurelio Iragorri Hormaza Social Party of National Unity (U) [52]
Gilma Jiménez Gómez Green Party [53]
Juan Mario Laserna Jaramillo Conservative Party [54]
Oscar Mauricio Lizcano Arango Social Party of National Unity (U) [55]
Jorge Eduardo Londoño Ulloa Green Party [56]
Alexánder López Maya Alternative Democratic Pole (PDA) [57]
Juan Francisco Lozano Ramírez Social Party of National Unity (U) [58]
Maritza Martínez Aristizábal Social Party of National Unity (U) [59]
Juan Samy Merheg Marún Conservative Party [60]
Eduardo Carlos Merlano Morales Social Party of National Unity (U) [61]
Manuel Guillermo Mora Jaramillo Social Party of National Unity (U) [62]
Martín Emilio Morales Díz Social Party of National Unity (U) [63]
Alexandra Moreno Piraquive Independent Movement of Absolute Renovation (MIRA) [64]
Néstor Iván Moreno Rojas Alternative Democratic Pole (PDA) [65]
Karime Mota y Morad Social Party of National Unity (U) [66]
Carlos Fernando Motoa Solarte Radical Change [67]
José David Name Cardozo Social Party of National Unity (U) [68]
Iván Leonidas Name Vásquez Green Party [69]
Plinio Edilberto Olano Becerra Social Party of National Unity (U) [70]
Mauricio Ernesto Ospina Gómez Alternative Democratic Pole (PDA) [71]
Myriam Alicia Paredes Aguirre Conservative Party [72]
Jorge Hernando Pedraza Gutiérrez Conservative Party [73]
Eugenio Prieto Soto Liberal Party [74]
Carlos Arturo Quintero Marín National Integration Party (PIN) [75]
Gloria Inés Ramírez Ríos Alternative Democratic Pole (PDA) [76]
Fuad Emilio Rapag Matar Social Party of National Unity (U) [77]
Liliana María Rendón Roldán Conservative Party [78]
Juan Carlos Restrepo Escobar Radical Change [79]
Juan Carlos Rizzetto Luces National Integration Party (PIN) [80]
Jorge Enrique Robledo Castillo Alternative Democratic Pole (PDA) [81]
Milton Arlex Rodríguez Sarmiento Social Party of National Unity (U) [82]
Camilo Ernesto Romero Galeano Alternative Democratic Pole (PDA) [83]
José Darío Salazar Cruz Conservative Party [84]
Camilo Armando Sánchez Ortega Liberal Party [85]
Guillermo Antonio Santos Marín Liberal Party [86]
Luis Emilio Sierra Grajales Conservative Party [87]
Carlos Enrique Soto Jaramillo Social Party of National Unity (U) [88]
Olga Lucía Suárez Mira Conservative Party [89]
John Sudarsky Rosenbaum Green Party [90]
Fernando Eustacio Tamayo Tamayo Conservative Party [91]
Dilian Francisca Toro Torres Social Party of National Unity (U) [92]
Efraín Torrado García Social Party of National Unity (U) [93]
Félix José Valera Ibáñez Green Party [94]
Luís Fernando Velasco Chaves Liberal Party [95]
Juan Carlos Vélez Uribe Social Party of National Unity (U) [96]
Rodrigo Villalba Mosquera Liberal Party [97]
Germán Villegas Villegas Conservative Party [98]
Manuel Antonio Virgüez Piraquive Independent Movement of Absolute Renovation (MIRA) [99]
Claudia Jeanneth Wilches Sarmiento Social Party of National Unity (U) [100]
Gabriel Ignacio Zapata Correa Conservative Party [101]
Piedad del Socorro Zuccardi Porras Social Party of National Unity (U) [102]
Jaime Alonso Zuluaga Aristizábal Social Party of National Unity (U) [103]

Chamber

The Uribist coalition also maintained its majority in the Chamber. 48 Party of the U candidates were elected as Representatives, followed by 39 of its main opponent, the Liberal Party. 38 Uribist Conservative Party candidates were as Representatives. 14 Radical Change candidates were elected, followed by the National Integration Party, with 12. Four Democratic Pole candidates were elected, followed by the Green Party, with three Representatives. The Independent Absolute Renovation Movement, the Liberal Unity, and the Liberal Opening won two seats each. The Indigenous Social Alliance and the ALAS won one seat each.


 •  d Summary of the 14 March 2010 Chamber of Representatives of Colombia election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Party of the U (Partido de la U) 2,486,824 25.9 47
Colombian Conservative Party (Partido Conservador Colombiano) 2,057,849 21.4 38
Colombian Liberal Party (Partido Liberal Colombiano) 1,856,068 19.3 37
Radical Change (Cambio Radical) 743,758 7.7 15
National Integration Party (Partido de Integración Nacional) 714,476 7.4 12
Alternative Democratic Pole (Polo Democrático Alternativo) 563,555 5.9 4
Independent Absolute Renovation Movement (Movimiento Independiente de Renovación Absoluta) 284,244 3.0 3
Green Party (Partido Verde) 283,293 3.0 3
Indigenous Social Alliance (Alianza Social Indigena) 182,515 1.9 1
Liberal Alternative (Alternativa Liberal) 171,090 1.8 1
Liberal Opening (Apertura Liberal) 117,871 1.2 2
Regional Integration (Integración Regional) 5,045 0.1 1
Others 143,883 1.5
Total valid votes (turnout 43.8%) 9,610,471 100.0 164
Sources: Adam Carr's Election Archive