Honduran general election, 1924

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A general election was held in Honduras on 28–30 December 1924. Voters went to the polls to elect a new President of the Republic and a new Congress.

After a destructive three-cornered civil war in 1924, “the National Party of Honduras nominated Miguel Paz Barahona for president. The Liberal Party of Honduras, after some debate, refused to nominate a candidate”.[1]

Presidential and congressional elections in 1924 led to the single candidacy of Miguel Paz Barahona, who won the presidency with about 99 percent of the vote. … Paz Barahona became president primarily because U.S. diplomats stressed the 1923 General Treaty of Peace and Amnity accords and opposed Tiburcio Carías Andino’s candidacy. In fact the period of Paz Barahona’s term represented the first time in 20th-century Honduran history that a sitting president did not enjoy full control over the official policy of his party”.[2]

Cuyamel Fruit Company was backing the Liberals while United Fruit was betting on the Nationalist horse. President Paz Barahona, however, was estranged from the bulk of his party and soon found himself in Cuyamel Fruit Company’s harness”.[3]

Presidential election results[4][edit]

Candidate Party/Alliance Votes %
Miguel Paz Barahona National Party of Honduras (PNH) 72,021 99%
Others ?? 01%
Total valid votes ?? 100%
Spoilt and invalid votes ?? ??
Total votes/Turnout ?? ??
Registered voters ??
Population 785,000

Legislative election[edit]

Parties and alliances Votes/districts % Seats
National Party of Honduras (PNH) ?? ?? 46
Liberal Party of Honduras (PLH) ?? ?? 00
Others ?? ?? 01
Total valid votes ?? 100% 46
Spoilt and invalid votes ?? ??
Total votes/Turnout ?? ??
Registered voters ??
Population 785,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haggerty, Richard and Richard Millet. “Historical setting.” Merrill, Tim L., ed. 1995. Honduras: a country study. Washington, D.C.: Federal Research Division, Library of Congress. Pp. 27.
  2. ^ Euraque, Darío A. Reinterpreting the banana republic: region and state in Honduras, 1870-1972. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press. 1996. Pp. 55-56.
  3. ^ Krehm, William. Democracia y tiranias en el Caribe. Buenos Aires: Editorial Parnaso. (First edition in 1947). 1957. Pp. 85.
  4. ^ Elections in the Americas : a data handbook / ed. by Dieter Nohlen, Vol. 1. [Oxford] [u.a.] : Oxford Univ. Press, 2005. Pp.414.

Bibliography[edit]

Argueta, Mario. Tiburcio Carías: anatomía de una época, 1923-1948. Tegucigalpa: Editorial Guaymuras. 1989.

Bardales B., Rafael. Historia del Partido Nacional de Honduras. Tegucigalpa: Servicopiax Editores. 1980.

Elections in the Americas A Data Handbook Volume 1. North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Edited by Dieter Nohlen. 2005.

Euraque, Darío A. Reinterpreting the banana republic: region and state in Honduras, 1870-1972. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press. 1996.

Haggerty, Richard and Richard Millet. “Historical setting.” Merrill, Tim L., ed. 1995. Honduras: a country study. Washington, D.C.: Federal Research Division, Library of Congress.

Krehm, William. Democracia y tiranias en el Caribe. Buenos Aires: Editorial Parnaso. (First edition in 1947). 1957.

Political handbook of the world 1928. New York, 1929.

Stokes, William S. Honduras: an area study in government. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. 1950.