Chilean presidential election, 1851

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The Chilean presidential election of 1851 took place through a system of electors, and resulted in the election as President of Manuel Montt. Montt was the first non-military president.

Montt's opponent, José María de la Cruz, refused to accept the results and started a rebellion, the Revolution of 1851, in Concepción. He was defeated by former president Manuel Bulnes.


Candidates Party Votes  %
Manuel Montt none (conservative) 132 81.48
José María de la Cruz Liberal 29 17.90
Ramón Errázuriz none (conservative) 1 0.62
Total 162 100.00
Source: Chilean Election Database (in Spanish)