Guatemalan general election, 1957

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General elections were held in Guatemala on 20 October 1957.[1] Miguel Ortiz Passarelli won the presidential election. However, the elections were nullified on 23 October 1957 following protests against electoral fraud.



Candidate Party Votes %
Miguel Ortiz Passarelli National Democratic Movement 241,335 51.64
Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes National Democratic Reconciliation Party 173,365 37.10
Miguel Asturias Quiñóne Guatemalan Christian Democracy 52,600 11.26
Invalid/blank votes -
Total 467,300 100
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p323 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6


  • Villagrán Kramer, Francisco. Biografía política de Guatemala: años de guerra y años de paz. FLACSO-Guatemala, 2004.
  • Political handbook of the world 1957. New York, 1958.