Chilean presidential election, 1931

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Presidential elections were held in Chile on 4 October 1931.[1] The result was a victory for Juan Esteban Montero of the Radical Party, who received 64% of the vote.

Electoral system[edit]

The election was held using the absolute majority system, under which a candidate had to receive over 50% of the popular vote to be elected. If no candidate received over 50% of the vote, both house of the National Congress would come together to vote on the two candidates that received the most votes.[2]

Results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Juan Esteban Montero Radical Party 182,177 63.7
Arturo Alessandri Liberal Party 99,075 34.7
Elías Lafferte Communist Party 2,434 0.9
Manuel Hidalgo Communist Left 1,263 0.4
Others and blank votes 861 0.3
Total 285,810 100
Registered voters/turnout 388,959 73.5
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p262 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p259