Chilean presidential election, 1927
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Presidential elections were held in Chile on 22 May 1927, following the resignation of President Emiliano Figueroa. The result was a victory for Interior Minister Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, who ran as an independent and received 98% of the vote.
The election was held using the absolute majority system, under which a candidate had to receive over 50% of the popular vote to be elected. If no candidate received over 50% of the vote, both house of the National Congress would come together to vote on the two candidates that received the most votes.
|Carlos Ibáñez del Campo||Independent||223,741||98.0|
|Elías Lafferte||Communist Party||4,627||2.0|
|Source: Nohlen, Chilean Electoral Database|