Chilean parliamentary election, 1949

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Parliamentary elections were held in Chile on 6 March 1949.[1] Although the Social Christian Conservative Party received the most votes in the Senate elections, the Liberal Party won the most seats, whilst the Radical Party remained the largest party in the Chamber of Deputies.

Electoral system

The term length for Senators was eight years, with around half of the Senators elected every four years. This election saw 20 of the 45 Senate seats up for election.[2]


Having won 15 seats in the Chamber of Deputies in the 1945 elections, the Communist Party was banned in 1948.[3]



Party Votes % Seats
Social Christian Conservative Party55,82522.33
Liberal Party42,93017.16
Agrarian Labor Party42,23016.93
Radical Party42,12516.85
Authentic Socialist Party15,3186.10
Radical Democracy Party10,4454.21
Democratic Party9,2523.70
People's Socialist Party8,7723.51
Radical Doctrinaire Party8,6133.40
Socialist Party6,8182.70
Progressive Liberal Party6,0022.40
National Falange2,2220.81
Invalid/blank votes2,351
Registered voters/turnout316,18680.0
Source: Nohlen

Chamber of Deputies

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Radical Party100,86921.734–5
Social Christian Conservative Party98,11821.131–5
Liberal Party83,58218.033+2
Agrarian Labor Party38,7428.314+11
Radical Democracy Party23,2485.08New
People's Socialist Party22,6314.96New
Democratic Party20,6824.560
National Falange18,2213.930
Socialist Party15,6763.45–1
People's Democratic Party8,5361.81New
Traditionalist Conservative Party7,4851.62New
Progressive Liberal Party6,4311.42–1
Authentic Socialist Party5,1251.11–2
Laborista Party5,1051.11
Radical Doctrinaire Party4,4241.0
Social Christian Movement2,0180.4
Democrat Party1,9940.40–1
Chilean Renovating Action1,9850.40New
Invalid/blank votes5,504
Registered voters/turnout591,99479.5
Source: Nohlen


  1. Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p262 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. Nohlen, p283
  3. Nohlen, p254
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