Nicaraguan general election, 1916

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A general elections were held in Nicaragua to elect a President, half of the Deputies and 1/3 the of the Senators on 6 October 1916.

Although the United States offered to assist President Adolfo Díaz to hold free elections in 1916, this offer was rejected. A verbal promise was obtained from President Adolfo Díaz, however, that the elections would be free.[1] On 15 January 1916 the Secretary of State, Robert Lansing, had told the Conservative candidate Emiliano Chamorro Vargas that ‘the United States would view his candidacy with great pleasure’.[2]

The liberals boycotted the 1916 election, and conservative Emiliano Chamorro Vargas was elected with no opposition.[3]

Presidential election results[4][edit]

Candidate Party/Alliance Votes %
Emiliano Chamorro Vargas Conservative Party (PC) 58,810 100%
Total valid votes 58,810 100%
Spoilt and invalid votes ?? ??
Total votes/Turnout ?? ??
Registered voters ??
Population 600,000

Legislative election results[edit]

Parties and alliances Votes % Seats/ Senate (1916) Seats/ Chamber of Deputies (1916) Seats/ Senate (total) Seats/ Chamber of Deputies (total)
Conservative Party (PC) 58,810 100% ?? ?? ?? ??
Total valid votes 58,810 100% 09 22 24 43
Spoilt and invalid votes ?? ??
Total votes/Turnout ?? ??
Registered voters ??
Population 600,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States . Department of State. The United States and Nicaragua: a survey of the relations from 1909 to 1932. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office. 1932. Pp. 11.
  2. ^ MacRenato, Ternot. Somoza: seizure of power, 1926-1939. La Jolla: University of California, San Diego. 1991. Pp. 67.
  3. ^ Merrill, Tim L., Nicaragua : a country study. Washington: Federal Research Division, Library of Congress. 1994. Pp. 20.
  4. ^ Elections in the Americas : a data handbook / ed. by Dieter Nohlen, Vol. 1. [Oxford] [u.a.] : Oxford Univ. Press, 2005. Pp.500.

Bibliography[edit]

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