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1914 Argentine legislative election

1914 Argentine legislative election
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63 of 120 seats in the National Congress
Party % Seats +/–
Conservative Parties

42.15% 32 −3
Radical Civic Union

35.64% 20 +7
Socialist Party

9.30% 7 +5
Southern League

2.81% 2 +1
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Results by province

The Argentine legislative elections of 1914 were held on 22 March. Voters chose their legislators, and with a turnout of 58%.


President Victorino de la Plaza (with cane) inaugurates Line A of the Buenos Aires Metro in late 1913. He continued Sáenz Peña's democratization.

The first elections following the 1912 enactment of the Sáenz Peña Law had opened Congress to myriad opposition parties to the ruling Conservatives. The UCR, which had spearheaded efforts for the law's passage (thereby extending universal suffrage to nearly all male citizens), emerged as the chief minority party in the Chamber of Deputies (Lower House); but remained doubtful as to the transparency of Senate and gubernatorial elections in a number of districts, notably the important Buenos Aires Province. Advised to do so by their longtime leader, Hipólito Yrigoyen, the UCR maintained their boycott of races beyond those of the Chamber of Deputies.[1]

President Roque Sáenz Peña's deteriorating health cast a pall over these elections, and his indefinite transference of presidential power to Vice President Victorino de la Plaza saw the second-in-command continue the ailing president's policies in place, as the elections proceeded on Sunday, March 22, as scheduled.[2]

Amid somewhat lower turnout, results were mixed: The UCR continued to make gains in the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Argentina's National Congress, electing 19 of the 60 seats at stake. They fared particularly well in Entre Ríos and Santa Fe Province, in which latter they received more than twice the votes of Santa Fe native Lisandro de la Torre's Southern League. The Socialist Party again defeated the UCR in the City of Buenos Aires, however, and by a wider margin than in 1913. Conservative Buenos Aires Province lawmaker Marcelino Ugarte, who had defeated the UCR in the 1913 Senate race, did so again in this year's gubernatorial contest, and became his party's effective leader. The Civic Union, representing those who broke from the UCR after its 1890 founding, continued to erode in influence, and following these elections, Honorio Pueyrredón announced its reunification with the UCR.[3]


Party Votes % Seats won Total seats
Total Conservative Parties 249,345 42.15 32 65
Conservative Party 69,661 11.78 10
Democratic Union 22,258 3.76 2
Provincial Party 21,339 3.61 2
Liberal - Autonomist Coalition 19,783 3.34 4
Conservative Concentration 19,139 3.24 4
Democratic Party of Córdoba 18,875 3.19 2
Popular Party 15,453 2.61 2
Constitutional Party 15,193 2.57
Official Party 11,509 1.95 2
Provincial Union 10,389 1.76 2
Civic Concentration 10,194 1.72 1
Dissident Liberal Party 8,937 1.51 1
Carbosistas 6,615 1.12
Radical Civic Union 210,843 35.64 20 29
Socialist Party 55,014 9.30 7 9
National Civic Union 20,222 3.42 6
Southern League 16,601 2.81 2 3
Popular Union 2,863 0.48
Liberal Party of Buenos Aires City 815 0.14
Nacionalist Party 588 0.10
Independents 35,307 5.97 1 1
Vacant seats 1 2
Total 591,598 100 63 120
Positive votes 591,598 96.53
Invalid/blank votes 21,253 3.47
Total votes 612,851 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,027,542 59.64


  1. ^ Todo Argentina: 1913 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Historia Electoral Argentina (1912-2007) (PDF). Ministry of Interior - Subsecretaría de Asuntos Políticos y Electorales. December 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 September 2014.
  3. ^ Todo Argentina: 1914 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Cantón, Darío (1968). Materiales para el estudio de la sociología política en la Argentina (PDF). Vol. Tomo I. Buenos Aires: Centro de Investigaciones Sociales - Instituto Torcuato Di Tella. p. 83.
  5. ^ Las Fuerzas Armadas restituyen el imperio de la soberanía popular: Las elecciones generales de 1946 (PDF). Vol. Tomo I. Buenos Aires: Imprenta de la Cámara de Diputados. 1946. p. 358-362.
  6. ^ Expediente 13-D-1914 (PDF). Cámara de Diputados de la Nación Argentina. 1914.
  7. ^ Expediente 42-D-1914 (PDF). Cámara de Diputados de la Nación Argentina. 1914.
  8. ^ Expediente 26-P-1914 (PDF). Cámara de Diputados de la Nación Argentina. 1914.
  9. ^ Expediente 21-D-1914 (PDF). Cámara de Diputados de la Nación Argentina. 1914.
  10. ^ Expediente 19-D-1914 (PDF). Cámara de Diputados de la Nación Argentina. 1914.
  11. ^ Expediente 23-P-1914 (PDF). Cámara de Diputados de la Nación Argentina. 1914.
  12. ^ Expediente 13-P-1914 (PDF). Cámara de Diputados de la Nación Argentina. 1914.
  13. ^ Expediente 29-P-1914 (PDF). Cámara de Diputados de la Nación Argentina. 1914.
  14. ^ Expediente 27-P-1914 (PDF). Cámara de Diputados de la Nación Argentina. 1914.
  15. ^ Expediente 19-P-1914 (PDF). Cámara de Diputados de la Nación Argentina. 1914.
  16. ^ Expediente 27-D-1914 (PDF). Cámara de Diputados de la Nación Argentina. 1914.
  17. ^ Expediente 18-P-1914 (PDF). Cámara de Diputados de la Nación Argentina. 1914.
  18. ^ Diario de sesiones de la Cámara de Diputados - Año 1914. Vol. Tomo I. Buenos Aires: Imprenta de la Cámara de Diputados. 1925. p. 487.
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