Cuban general election, 1940

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Cuban general election, 1940
← 1936 14 July 1940 1944 →
  Fulgencio Batista, 1938.jpg Ramón Grau San Martín.jpg
Nominee Fulgencio Batista Ramón Grau
Party Independent Authentic
Alliance Democratic Socialist Coalition Opposition Front
Popular vote 805,125 573,576
Percentage 56.70% 40.30%

President before election

Federico Laredo Brú
Republican Action

Elected President

Fulgencio Batista

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General elections were held in Cuba on 14 July 1940.[1] Fulgencio Batista won the presidential election running under the People's Socialist Coalition banner, whilst the Partido Auténtico emerged as the largest party in the House of Representatives. Voter turnout was 73.4%.[2]



Candidate Party Votes %
Fulgencio Batista Democratic Socialist Coalition¹ 805,125 56.7%
Ramón Grau San Martín Opposition Front² 573,576 40.3%
Reynaldo Márquez National Agrarian Party
Invalid/blank votes -
Total 1,421,563 100
Source: Nohlen

¹ The Democratic Socialist Coalition (also known as the People's Socialist Coalition) was an alliance of the Communist Revolutionary Union, Progressive Action, the Democratic National Association, the Liberal Party and the Republican Democratic Party.

² The Opposition Front was an alliance of the ABC, the Partido Auténtico and Republican Action.


Party Votes % Seats +/-
Democratic Socialist Coalition[3] 22 New
Opposition Front 14 New
Invalid/blank votes - - -
Total 36 0
Source: Nohlen

House of Representatives[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Partido Auténtico 34 New
Liberal Party 23 -11
Republican Democratic Party 22 New
Nationalist Union 21 -9
Democratic National Association 18 -52
Republican Action 16 -9
ABC 12 New
Communist Revolutionary Union 10 New
Others 6 -
Invalid/blank votes - - -
Total 162 0
Source: Nohlen