Bolivian general election, 1947

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Bolivia held a general election on 5 January 1947, electing both a new President of the Republic and a new National Congress.

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Presidential candidates Party/Alliance Votes %
Enrique Hertzog Garaizabal (PURS) PURS 44,077 47.22
Luis Femando Guachalla (PL) FDA 43,634 46.75
Víctor Paz Estenssoro (MNR) BMP 5,194 05.56
Félix Tavera (independent) 433 00.46
Valid votes 93,338 100.0
Invalid votes ???
Votes cast ???
Registered voters 128,982
Population ???
Source: Gamboa[1]

Vice President[edit]

Vice-Presidential candidates Party/Alliance Votes %
Mamerto Urriolagoitía Harriague (PURS) PURS 43,765 48.24
Guillermo Francovich (PIR) FDA 43,423 47.87
Juan Lechín Oquendo (MNR) BMP 1,620 01.79
Rafael Otazo (independent) 1,907 02.10
Valid votes 90,715 100.0
Invalid votes ???
Votes cast ???
Registered voters 128,982
Population ???
Source: Gamboa

FDA – Antifascist Democratic Front (Frente Democratico Antifascista). Electoral alliance formed by Liberal Party, PL; Revolutionary Left Party, PIR; Social Democratic Party, PSD.

PURS – Republican Socialist Unity Party.

BMP – Mining Parliamentary Bloc (Bloque Minero Parliamentario). Electoral alliance formed by Nationalist Revolutionary Movement, MNR; Revolutionary Workers' Party, POR.

Congress[edit]

Party/Alliance Votes % Senate Deputies Total
Republican Socialist Unity Party PURS ??? ??? 14 45 59
Revolutionary Left Party PIR ??? ??? 04 36 40
Liberal Party PL ??? ??? 07 16 23
Mining Parliamentary Bloc BMP ??? ??? 02 07 09
Nationalist Revolutionary Movement MNR ??? ??? 01 04 05
Revolutionary Workers' Party POR ??? ??? 01 03 04
independents ??? ??? 00 04 04
Social Democratic Party PSD ??? ??? 00 02 02
independent (Bolivian Socialist Falange) ??? ??? 00 01 01
Valid votes ??? 100.0 27 111 138
Invalid votes ???
Votes cast ???
Registered voters ???
Population ???
Source: Political Handbook of the World 1948

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walter Ríos Gamboa. Bolivia, hacia la democracía: apuntes histórico-políticos. Khana Cruz, 1979. P.161.