Cuban general election, 1954

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Cuban general election, 1954

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  Fulgencio Batista, 1938.jpg Ramón Grau San Martín.jpg
Nominee Fulgencio Batista Ramón Grau
Party Progressive Action Auténtico
Popular vote 1,451,753 188,209

President before election

Carlos Prío Socarrás
Authentic Party

Elected President

Fulgencio Batista
Progressive Action Party

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General elections were held in Cuba on 1 November 1954.[1] Fulgencio Batista won the presidential election running under the National Progressive Coalition banner, whilst the main opposition candidate, Ramón Grau San Martín, withdrew his candidacy before election day.[2] Progressive Action Party emerged as the largest party in the House of Representatives, winning 60 of the 130 seats. Voter turnout was 52.4%.[3]



Candidate Party Votes %
Fulgencio Batista National Progressive Coalition¹ 1,451,753
Ramón Grau San Martín Partido Auténtico 188,209
Invalid/blank votes -
Total 1,451,753 100
Source: Nohlen

¹ The National Progressive Coalition was an alliance of Progressive Action Party, the Radical Union, the Republican Democratic Party and the Liberal Party.


Party Votes % Seats +/-
National Progressive Coalition 36 New
Partido Auténtico 18 -
Invalid/blank votes - - -
Total 54 0
Source: Nohlen

House of Representatives[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Progressive Action Party 60 +56
Liberal Party 24 +16
Partido Auténtico 16 -12
Democratic Party 15 +9
Radical Union 15 New
Invalid/blank votes - - -
Total 130 +64
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p203 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Nohlen, p217
  3. ^ Nohlen, p204