Guatemalan presidential election, 1950

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Presidential elections were held in Guatemala between 10 and 12 November 1950.[1] The result was a victory for Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán, who received 65.44% of the vote. Voter turnout was 71.62%.

Results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán PAR-PIN-PS-PRN 266,778 65.44
Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes PRDN-PUA-PUD 76,180 18.69
Jorge García Granados People's Party 28,897 7.09
Víctor Manuel Giordiani Popular Liberation Front 15,664 3.84
Manuel Galich Popular Liberation Front (Galich) 7,118 1.75
Clemente Manoquín Rojas Guatemalan Social Harmony Party 6,589 1.62
Arcadio Chévez Guillén Authentic Revolutionary Front of Socialist Orientation 4,041 0.99
Miguel Angel Mendoza Popular Union 1,684 0.41
Alejandro Valdizón 712 0.17
Invalid/blank votes 9,907 -
Total 417,570 100
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

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

Biboliography[edit]

  • Villagrán Kramer, Francisco. Biografía política de Guatemala: años de guerra y años de paz. FLACSO-Guatemala, 2004.
  • Political handbook of the world 1951. New York, 1952.
  • Gleijeses, Piero. 1991. Shattered hope. The Guatemalan Revolution and the United States, 1944-1954. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  • Rodríguez de Ita, Guadalupe. 2003.La participación política en la primavera guatemalteca: una aproximación a la historia de los partidos durante el periodo 1944-1954. México: Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.