Guatemalan general election, 1974

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General elections were held in Guatemala on 3 March 1974.[1] No candidate received more than 50% of the vote in the presidential election, resulting in Kjell Eugenio Laugerud García being elected president by Congress on 12 March. The Congressional elections were won by an alliance of the Institutional Democratic Party and the National Liberation Movement. Voter turnout was 46.41% in the presidential election.

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Public vote Congress vote
Votes % Votes %
Kjell Eugenio Laugerud García MLN-PID 298,953 44.61 32 100
José Efraín Ríos Montt National Opposition Front¹ 228,067 34.03 0 0
Ernesto Paíz Novales Revolutionary Party 143,111 21.36 - -
Invalid/blank votes 57,059 - -
Total 727,174 100 60 100
Source: Nohlen

¹ The National Opposition Front was an alliance of Guatemalan Christian Democracy, the Social Democratic Party and the Authentic Revolutionary Party.

Congress[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
National Liberation Movement 16 -
Institutional Democratic Party 14 -
National Opposition Front 14 -
Revolutionary Party 10 -9
Central Aranista Organisation 6 New
Invalid/blank votes - - -
Total 100 60 +5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p323 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6

Bibliography[edit]

  • Guía del organismo legislativo República de Guatemala. Preparada por el Instituto Nacional de Administración para el Desarrollo, Dobierno de la República. 1968.
  • Villagrán Kramer, Francisco. Biografía política de Guatemala: años de guerra y años de paz. FLACSO-Guatemala, 2004.
  • Political handbook of the world 1974. New York, 1975.