Colombian presidential election, 1962

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Presidential elections were held in Colombia on 6 May 1962.[1] Under the National Front agreement, it was the turn of the Conservative Party to govern. The result was a victory for Guillermo León Valencia, who received 84% of the valid votes.[2]

Despite the National Front agreement, Alfonso López Michelsen of the Liberal Party also contested the election. However, the Electoral Court labelled any votes for him as invalid. Votes for Gustavo Rojas Pinilla of the National Popular Alliance were also declared invalid due to Rojas' leadership of the 1953 military coup.[2]


Candidate Party Votes %
Guillermo León Valencia Conservative Party 1,636,081 84.1
Alfonso López Michelsen Liberal Party 625,630
Jorge Leyva Conservative Party 308,992 15.9
Gustavo Rojas Pinilla National Popular Alliance 54,562
Others 509 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 9,066
Total 2,634,840 100
Registered voters/turnout 5,404,765 48.8
Source: Nohlen


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