Colombian general election, 1970

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General elections were held in Colombia on 19 April 1970 to elect the President, the Senate and the Chamber of Representatives.[1] It was the first time all three institutions had been elected on the same day, and was also the last election under the National Front agreement, which had restricted electoral participation to the Conservative Party and the Liberal Party, with each party allocated 50% of the seats in both houses,[2] whilst the Presidency alternated between the two parties. As a result, the main contest in parliamentary elections was between factions within each party,[2] whilst only Conservative candidates ran for the presidency. The result was a victory for Misael Pastrana Borrero, who received 40.7% of the vote.[3] However, supporters of Gustavo Rojas Pinilla claimed that the election had been rigged in favour of Pastrana.[3] Rojas had also been supported by the Christian Social Democratic Party.[3]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Misael Pastrana Borrero Conservative Party 1,625,025 40.7
Gustavo Rojas Pinilla Conservative PartyANAPO 1,561,468 39.1
Belisario Betancur Conservative Party 471,350 11.8
Evaristo Sourdis Juliao Conservative Party 336,286 8.4
Rafael Corredor 11 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 42,318
Total 4,036,458 100
Registered voters/turnout 7,683,785 52.5
Source: Nohlen

Senate[edit]

Party Faction Votes % Seats +/–
Conservative Party National Popular Alliance 1,036,650 26.2 26 +8
Pastranistas 586,131 14.8 18
Belisaristas 294,185 7.4 9
Sourdistas 185,206 4.7 6
Total 2,102,172 53.1 59 +6
Liberal Party Pastranistas 1,074,059 27.2 39
National Popular Alliance 382,777 10.0 12 +12
Sourdistas 152,506 3.9 5
Belisaristas 131,430 3.3 3
Others 108,653 2.7 0
Total 1,849,425 46.8 59 +6
Invalid/blank votes 15,409
Total 3,967,006 100 118 +12
Registered voters/turnout 7,666,716 51.7
Source: Nohlen

Chamber of Representatives[edit]

Party Faction Votes % Seats +/–
Liberal Party Pastranistas 1,051,666 26.5 57
National Popular Alliance 536,614 14.2 28 +22
Sourdistas 156,877 4.0 9
Belisaristas 137,069 3.5 6
People's Liberal Revolutionary Movement 34,491 0.9 0 –1
Others 90,825 2.3 5 +5
Total 2,034,542 51.3 105 +3
Conservative Party National Popular Alliance 849,138 21.4 43 +15
Pastranistas 589,234 15.0 30
Belisaristas 300,223 7.6 19
Sourdistas 185,686 4.7 13
Others 7,881 0.2 0
Total 1,932,162 48.7 105 +3
Invalid/blank votes 13,497
Total 3,980,201 100 210 +6
Registered voters/turnout 7,666,716 51.9
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p305 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ a b Nohlen, p323
  3. ^ a b c Nohlen, p353