Ecuadorian presidential election, 1948

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Ecuadorian general election, 1948
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  Galo Plaza Lasso.jpg
Nominee Galo Plaza Lasso Manuel Elisio Flor
Running mate Abel Gilbert Manuel Sotomayor Luna
Popular vote 115,708 112,356
Percentage 41.1% 39.9%

President before election

Carlos Julio Arosemena Tola

Elected President

Galo Plaza

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Presidential elections were held in Ecuador on 6 June 1948.[1] The elections were supervised by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal for the first time. The result was a victory for Galo Plaza of the National Democratic Civic Movement.[2] He was inaugurated as President on 1 September 1948.


Candidate Party Votes %
Galo Plaza National Democratic Civic Movement 115,708 41.1
Manuel Flor Torres Conservative Party 112,356 39.9
Camilo Ponce Enríquez PLRE-PSE 53,649 19.0
Total 281,713 100
Registered voters/turnout 455,524
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p379 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p400