Chilean parliamentary election, 1953

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Parliamentary elections were held in Chile on 1 March 1953.[1] The Agrarian Labor Party emerged as the largest party in the Chamber of Deputies, whilst the Liberal Party won the most seats in the Senate.

Electoral system

The term length for Senators was eight years, with around half of the Senators elected every four years. This election saw 25 of the 45 Senate seats up for election.[2]



Party Votes % Seats
Radical Party59,27017.64
Agrarian Labor Party55,77516.63
Liberal Party42,99312.85
Traditionalist Conservative Party41,27812.34
People's Socialist Party31,6089.43
National Ibañista Movement29,8618.92
Social Christian Conservative Party19,1235.70
People's Democratic Party17,1385.11
National Union of Independents11,3423.41
People's National Movement10,5563.11
Chilean Renovating Action6,9152.10
Democratic Party3,8401.10
National Falange3,2761.00
Radical Doctrinaire Party1,2300.40
Laborista Party2050.10
National Movement of Pensioners180.00
Invalid/blank votes
Registered voters/turnout484,064
Source: Nohlen

Chamber of Deputies

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Agrarian Labor Party118,48315.226+12
Radical Party103,65013.318–16
Liberal Party84,92410.923–10
Traditionalist Conservative Party78,83310.116+14
People's Socialist Party68,2188.820+14
Socialist Party41,6765.39+4
National Union of Independents39,8775.15New
People's Democratic Party31,9614.15+4
Social Christian Conservative Party33,3324.32–29
National Ibañista Movement28,9763.76New
National Falange22,3532.930
Christian National Party21,3812.74New
People's National Movement19,2382.51New
Radical Doctrinaire Party17,8822.33+3
Democrat Party11,5701.51+1
Laborista Party8,1711.01+1
Agrarian Party8,1251.02New
People's Unity2,3440.31New
Other parties38,6274.91
Invalid/blank votes
Registered voters/turnout1,100,027
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
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