Guatemalan general election, 1954

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Constituent Assembly elections were held alongside a plebiscite on the presidency of Carlos Castillo Armas in Guatemala on 10 October 1954. A reported 99.92% of voters voted in favour of Armas' presidency, whilst the National Anti-Communist Front won 57 of the 65 seats in the Assembly.

Results[edit]

Plebiscite[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 485,699 99.92
Against 400 0.08
Invalid/blank votes -
Total 486,099 100
Source: Holden

Constituent Assembly[edit]

Parties and alliances Votes % Seats
National Anti-Communist Front 57
Anti-Сommunist University Students Committee 2
ACCA 2
Independent Anti-Communist Party of the West 2
Independents 2
Invalid/blank votes - -
Total -
Source: Ebel

Bibliography[edit]

  • Villagrán Kramer, Francisco. Biografía política de Guatemala: años de guerra y años de paz. FLACSO-Guatemala, 2004.
  • Political handbook of the world 1954. New York, 1955.
  • Elections in the Americas A Data Handbook Volume 1. North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Edited by Dieter Nohlen. 2005.
  • Holden, Robert H. 2004. Armies without nations: public violence and state formation in Central America, 1821-1960. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Ebel, Roland H. 1998. Misunderstood caudillo: Miguel Ydigoras Fuentes and the failure of democracy in Guatemala. Lanham: University Press of America.