Panamanian presidential election, 1920

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Panama held a presidential election on 2 August 1920, electing both a new President of the Republic.

On 30 January 1920 President Belisario Porras Barahona resigned to stand for election in August. “Convinced that the ballot would be rigged, supporters of his opponent, Ciro Luis Urriola, repeatedly petitioned for U.S. supervision, only to be told the answer was no. Faced with this political death sentence, Ciro Urriola pulled out”. [1]

Belisario Porras Barahona was elected “almost unanimously in one of the quietest elections in the history of the republic”. [2]

Presidential election results[3][edit]

Candidate Party/Alliance Votes %
Belisario Porras Barahona Porrista Liberal Party (PLP) 18,472 ??
Ciro Luis Urriola Chiarista Liberal Party (PLCh) ?? ??
Total valid votes ?? 100%
Spoilt and invalid votes ?? ??
Total votes/Turnout ?? ??
Registered voters ?? ??
Population ??


  1. ^ Major, John. Prize possession: the United States and the Panama Canal, 1903-1979. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1993. Pp. 141.
  2. ^ McCain, William D. The United States and the Republic of Panama. New York: Russell & Russell. Reprint of 1937 edition. 1965. Pp. 75.
  3. ^ Elecciones presidenciales en Panama por sufragio indirecto y directo