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Parliamentary
Year Voter
Turnout
Total
vote
Registration VAP
Turnout
Voting
age
population
Population Invalid
votes
Compulsory
voting
2018 65.56 % 2,178,096 3,322,329 59.79 % 3,643,021 4,987,142 1.86 % Yes
2014 68.38 % 2,096,155 3,065,667 64.35 % 3,257,662 4,695,942 2.28 % Yes
2010 69.11 % 1,950,708 2,822,491 62.26 % 3,132,986 4,516,220 2.60 % Yes
2006 65.13 % 1,404,509 2,156,572 54.01 % 2,600,473 4,016,173 1.70 % Yes
2002 68.84 % 1,569,338 2,279,851 67.04 % 2,340,978 3,773,057 3.00 % Yes
1998 69.99 % 1,431,913 2,045,980 73.72 % 1,942,346 3,292,112 3.00 % Yes
1994 81.09 % 1,525,624 1,881,348 84.20 % 1,811,890 3,071,000 3.30 % Yes
1990 81.79 % 1,383,956 1,692,050 85.07 % 1,626,900 2,805,000 3.50 % Yes
1986 81.81 % 1,216,053 1,486,474 74.75 % 1,626,900 2,716,000 3.50 % Yes
1982 78.62 % 991,556 1,261,127 79.01 % 1,254,960 2,716,000 3.60 % Yes
1978 81.16 % 859,042 1,058,455 75.22 % 1,142,100 2,115,000 4.60 % Yes
1974 79.89 % 699,042 875,041 71.39 % 979,200 1,730,000 4.90 % Yes
1970 83.32 % 562,678 675,285 75.71 % 743,200 1,920,000 4.90 % Yes
1966 81.40 % 451,475 554,627 69.80 % 646,800 1,540,000 8.20 % Yes
1962 80.89 % 391,500 483,980 71.49 % 547,600 1,274,000 3.70 % Yes
1958 64.69 % 229,507 354,779 49.60 % 462,680 1,076,000 10.00 % Yes
1953 67.51 % 198,270 293,678 50.01 % 396,450 881,000 11.20 % Yes
1948 89,010 26.16 % 340,200 756,000 Yes
Presidential
Year Voter
Turnout
Total
vote
Registration VAP
Turnout
Voting
age
population
Population Invalid
votes
Compulsory
voting
2018 65.70 % 2,182,764 3,322,329 59.92 % 3,643,021 4,987,142 1.29 % Yes
2014 55.64 % 1,712,679 3,078,321 52.57 % 3,257,662 4,695,942 1.37 % Yes
2010 69.12 % 1,950,847 2,822,491 62.27 % 3,132,986 4,516,220 2.00 % Yes
2006 65.21 % 1,663,248 2,550,613 63.96 % 2,600,473 4,016,173 2.40 % Yes
2002 60.22 % 1,372,943 2,279,851 58.65 % 2,340,978 3,773,057 2.40 % Yes
1998 69.99 % 1,431,913 2,045,980 73.72 % 1,942,350 3,292,000 3.00 % Yes
1994 81.11 % 1,525,979 1,881,348 84.22 % 1,811,890 3,071,000 2.30 % Yes
1990 81.81 % 1,384,326 1,692,050 85.09 % 1,626,900 2,805,000 2.60 % Yes
1986 84.85 % 1,261,300 1,486,474 81.47 % 1,548,120 2,716,000 2.50 % Yes
1982 78.63 % 991,679 1,261,127 79.02 % 1,254,960 2,324,000 2.50 % Yes
1978 81.27 % 860,206 1,058,455 75.32 % 1,142,100 2,115,000 3.40 % Yes
1974 79.92 % 699,340 875,041 71.42 % 979,200 1,920,000 3.00 % Yes
1970 83.34 % 562,766 675,285 75.65 % 743,900 1,730,000 4.00 % Yes
1966 81.40 % 451,490 554,627 69.80 % 646,800 1,540,000 2.20 % Yes
1962 80.87 % 391,406 483,980 71.45 % 547,820 1,274,000 2.00 % Yes
1958 64.70 % 229,543 354,779 49.61 % 462,680 1,076,000 3.50 % Yes
1953 67.25 % 197,489 293,670 49.81 % 396,450 881,000 3.40 % Yes
1948 60.02 % 99,369 165,564 29.21 % 340,200 756,000 Yes

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