Salvadoran presidential election, 1945

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Presidential elections were held in El Salvador between 14 and 16 January 1945. The result was a victory for Salvador Castaneda Castro of the Social Democratic Unification Party.[1] The election was boycotted by five candidates who withdrew after accusing Osmín Aguirre y Salinas of unfair practices to ensure victory for his favoured candidate.[2]


Candidate Party Votes %
Salvador Castaneda Castro Social Democratic Unification Party 312,754 99.70
Osmín Aguirre y Salinas Social Democratic Party 690 0.22
Antonio Claramount Lucero Progressive Fraternal party 165 0.05
Arturo Romero Democratic Union Party 55 0.02
Napoleón Viera Altamirano Republican Social Front 29 0.01
José Cipriano Castro Salvadorean People's Party 1 0.00
Invalid/blank votes -
Total 313,694 100
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook Vol. 1 Oxford University Press, p287
  2. ^ Parker, Franklin D (1981) The Central American republics Westport: Greenwood Press, p152


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