Salvadoran presidential election, 1982
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Indired presidential elections were held in El Salvador on 29 April 1982. The Legislative Assembly voted on three candidates nominated by the armed forces. Álvaro Alfredo Magaña Borja, leader of the moderate Democratic Action and thus effectively politically independent, was elected by 36 votes to 17, ahead of the Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) and Party of National Conciliation candidates. Roberto D'Aubuisson accused Jaime Abdul Gutiérrez Avendaño of imposing on the Assembly "his personal decision to put Álvaro Alfredo Magaña Borja in the presidency" in spite of a " categorical no" from the ARENA deputies. Magana was sworn into office on 2 May.
|Álvaro Alfredo Magaña Borja||AD-PDC-PCN||36|
|Hugo César Barrera||Nationalist Republican Alliance||17|
|Source: Achinelli & Leopoldo|
¹ Of the seven abstaining votes, four were from PCN members, two from National Republican Alliance members and one from a Salvadorean Popular Party member
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