Colombian presidential election, 1930

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Presidential elections were held in Colombia on 9 February 1930.[1] The result was a victory for Enrique Olaya Herrera of the Liberal Party, who received 44.9% of the vote.[2] He took office on 7 August.[3]

It was the first time since direct presidential elections were introduced in 1914 that a Conservative Party candidate had not won.[4]


Candidate Party Votes %
Enrique Olaya Herrera Liberal Party 369,934 44.9
Guillermo Valencia Conservative Party 240,360 29.2
Alfredo Vásquez Cobo Conservative Party 213,470 25.9
Other candidates 766 0.1
Total 824,530 100
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p305 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p350
  3. ^ Nohlen, p358
  4. ^ Nohlen, pp349–350