Guatemalan general election, 1995

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Guatemalan presidential election, 1995-96
Guatemala
← 1993 12 November 1995 & 7 January 1996 1999 →
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Nominee Álvaro Arzú Alfonso Portillo
Party PAN FRG
Popular vote 671,354 639,404
Percentage 51.2% 48.8%

President before election

Ramiro de León Carpio
Independent

President-elect

Álvaro Arzú
PAN

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General elections were held in Guatemala on 12 November 1995, with a second round of the presidential elections held on 7 January 1996.[1] Álvaro Arzú of the National Advancement Party won the presidential election, whilst his party also won the Congressional elections. Voter turnout was 46.8% on 12 November and 36.9% on 7 January.[2]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Álvaro Arzú National Advancement Party 565,393 36.5 671,354 51.2
Alfonso Portillo Cabrera Guatemalan Republican Front 341,364 22.0 639,404 48.8
Fernando Andrade Díaz-Duran UCN-DCG-PSD 200,393 12.9
Jorge Luis González Del Valle Democratic Front New Guatemala 119,305 7.7
Acisclo Valladares Molina Progressive Liberating Party 80,761 5.6
José Luis Chea Urruela Democratic Union 56,191 3.6
Luis Rolando Torres Casanova Authentic Integral Development 39,425 2.6
Héctor Mario López Fuentes National Liberation Movement 35,675 2.3
José Fernandez Progressive Party 25,219 1.63
Hector Alejandro Gramajo Morales FUN-PID 18,060 1.17
Miguel Angel Montepeque Contreras Guatemalan Reformist Party 17,471 1.13
Monchis Godoy Gomez National Historic Change 11,344 0.73
Juan Jose Rodil Peralta People's Party 8,140 0.53
Ángel Aníbal Guevara Guatemalan Democratic Party 6,714 0.43
Carlos Agusto Morales Villatoro Popular Alliance 5 6,193 0.40
Lionel Sisniega Otero Barrios Nationalist Authentic Centre 6,079 0.39
Flor De Maria Alvarado Suarez De Solis Popular Democratic Force 5,885 0.38
Mario Francisco Castejon Garcia Prendes Destitute People's Movement 3,119 0.20
Carlos Alfonso Gonzalez Quezada PCN-MPL 2,133 0.14
Invalid/blank votes 188,169 58,070
Total 1,737,033 100 1,368,828 100

Congress[edit]

Party District PR Total seats
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
National Advancement Party 477,232 32.80 36 645,446 37.76 7 43
Guatemalan Republican Front 284,936 19.59 17 335,195 19.61 4 21
Democratic Front New Guatemala 120,368 8.27 4 163,600 9.57 2 6
Guatemalan Christian Democracy 78,932 5.43 3 3
National Centre Union 86,882 5.97 2 2
Democratic Union 61,979 4.26 1 68,663 4.02 1 2
UCN-DCG-PSD 30,415 2.09 0 188,488 11.03 2 2
National Liberation Movement 46,346 3.19 1 51,315 3.00 0 1
Guatemalan Reformist Party 26,741 1.84 0 25,366 1.48 0 0
Democratic Social Party 6,579 0.45 0 0
Nationalist Authentic Centre 4,937 0.34 0 10,028 0.59 0 0
Progressive Party 15,170 1.04 0 25,200 1.47 0 0
Popular Democratic Front 1,822 0.13 0 5,092 0.30 0 0
Popular Alliance 5 6,914 0.48 0 9,647 0.56 0 0
Destitute People's Movement 2,510 0.17 0 3,737 0.22 0 0
Progressive Liberating Party 54,651 3.76 0 70,565 4.13 0 0
FUN-PID 12,368 0.85 0 11,798 0.69 0 0
Authentic Integral Development 48,703 3.35 0 48,778 2.85 0 0
National Historic Change 14,119 0.97 0 16,732 0.98 0 0
Guatemalan Democratic Party 14,074 0.97 0 11,458 0.67 0 0
DCG-PSD 20,548 1.41 0 0
People's Party 8,461 0.58 0 11,672 0.68 0 0
DCG-UCN 14,254 0.98 0 0
Social Reformist Union 3,635 0.25 0 3,402 0.20 0 0
PCN-MPL 1,897 0.13 0 2,102 0.12 0 0
UD-PSD 2,904 0.20 0 0
Guatemalan Labor Party 1,744 0.12 0 896 0.05 0 0
Patriotic Movement Liberty 2,574 0.18 0 0
UCN-PSD 2,281 0.16 0 0
Party of National Reconciliation 860 0.06 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 211,492 261,212
Total 1,666,328 100 64 1,970,392 100 16 80

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p323 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Nohlen, p324

Bibliography[edit]

  • Villagrán Kramer, Francisco. Biografía política de Guatemala: años de guerra y años de paz. FLACSO-Guatemala, 2004.
  • Political handbook of the world 1995. New York, 1996.