Bolivian general election, 1985

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General elections were held in Bolivia on 14 July 1985.[1] As no candidate for the presidency received over 50% of the vote, the National Congress was required to elect a President on 4 August. Although Hugo Banzer of Nationalist Democratic Action received the most public votes, Congress elected Víctor Paz Estenssoro of the Revolutionary Nationalist Movement.[2]

Results[edit]

Election result by department:
  Departments where Paz Estenssoro won
  Departments where Banzer won
Party Presidential candidate Votes % Seats
Chamber +/– Senate +/–
Nationalist Democratic Action Hugo Banzer 493,735 32.8 41 +17 10 +4
Revolutionary Nationalist Movement Víctor Paz Estenssoro 456,704 30.4 43 16
Revolutionary Left Movement Jaime Paz Zamora 153,143 10.2 15 1
Leftwing Revolutionary Nationalist Movement Roberto Jordan Pando 82,418 5.5 8 0
Revolutionary Nationalist Movement-Vanguard Carlos Serrate Reich 72,197 4.8 6 New 0 New
Socialist Party-1 Ramiro Velasco Romero 38,785 2.5 5 –5 0 –1
United People's Front Antonio Araníbar Quiroga 38,124 2.5 4 0
Revolutionary Liberation Movement Tupaq Katari Jenaro Flores Santos 31,678 2.1 2 New 0 New
Christian Democratic Party Luis Ossio 24,079 1.6 3 0
Bolivian Socialist Falange David Añez Pedraza 19,985 1.3 3 0 0 0
Tupaj Katari Revolutionary Movement Macabeo Chila Prieto 16,269 1.1 0 New 0 New
Revolutionary Workers' Party Guillermo Lora 13,712 0.9 0 New 0 New
Popular Civic Action Raúl Catacora Cordova 12,918 0.9 0 New 0 New
Leftwing Revolutionary Nationalist Movement – 1 Francisco Figueroa 11,696 0.8 0 0
United Left Isaac Sandoval Rodríguez 10,892 0.7 0 New 0 New
Revolutionary Humanist Action Juan Santa Cruz 9,420 0.6 0 New 0 New
National Renewal Alliance Party Humberto Cayoja Riart 8,665 0.6 0 New 0 New
Progressive National Force Luis Fernando Mostajo 9,635 0.6 0 New 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 224,309
Total 1,728,365 100 130 0 27 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,108,458 82.0
Source: Nohlen

Congressional ballot[edit]

Only Hugo Banzer of Nationalist Democratic Action and Víctor Paz Estenssoro of the Revolutionary Nationalist Movement contested the Congressional ballot. Whilst Banzer was only supported by his own party, Paz also received the votes of the Revolutionary Left Movement, the Leftwing Revolutionary Nationalist Movement, the Revolutionary Nationalist Movement-Vanguard, the Christian Democratic Party and the Revolutionary Liberation Movement Tupaq Katari. Socialist Party-1, the Bolivian Socialist Falange and the United People's Front did not support either candidate.[3]

Candidate Party Votes %
Víctor Paz Estenssoro Revolutionary Nationalist Movement 94 64.8
Hugo Banzer Nationalist Democratic Action 51 35.2
Invalid/blank votes 0
Total 145 100
Registered voters/turnout 157 92.4
Source: Morales

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p133 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p158
  3. ^ Walter Q Morales (2003) A brief history of Bolivia New York: Facts On File, p205