Mexican general election, 1917

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Mexican general election, 1917
March 11, 1917 1920 →
  Venustiano Carranza de la Garza, portrait.jpg Pablo gonzalez-perfil.jpg Obregón Salido, Álvaro.jpg
Nominee Venustiano Carranza Pablo González Garza Álvaro Obregón
Party PLC Democratic League Independent
Popular vote 727,305 11,615 4,008
Percentage 97.9% 1.7% 0.5%

President before election


Elected President

Venustiano Carranza

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General elections were held in Mexico on 11 March 1917.

It was the first time the President had been directly elected by the public,[1] and resulted in an overwhelming victory for Venustiano Carranza of the Liberal Constitutionalist Party, who received 97.9% of the vote.[1]



Candidate Party Votes %
Venustiano Carranza Liberal Constitutionalist Party 727,305 97.9
Pablo González Garza The Democratic League 11,615 1.7
Álvaro Obregón Independent 4,008 0.5
Invalid/blank votes 70,000
Total 812,928 100
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ a b Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p471 ISBN 9780199283576