Elección directa de consejeros regionales 2013. Rendimiento del capital político, familiar y económico en una nueva arena electoral en Chile


This article analyses the first popular election of regional councillors in Chile, a post which, before 2013, was chosen by local government representatives. The database used contains electoral and biographical information for each candidate (N = 1,382), which is compared to similar data for candidates in all Chilean elections between 1989-2013 (N = 50,462). This paper analyses electoral results and the factors that determine the election as a regional council member, using the concept of species of capital used in political sociology. It presents a descriptive analysis and maximum likelihood logit model. It finds that political and economic capitals are relevant factors for electoral success.

Política, Revista de Ciencia Política, 52(2), 49-91
Bastián González-Bustamante
Bastián González-Bustamante
DPhil (PhD) Candidate

DPhil (PhD) Candidate in the Department of Politics and International Relations and St Hilda’s College at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.