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1916 Guatemalan presidential election

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Nominee Manuel Estrada Cabrera
Party Liberal
Home state Quetzaltenango
Popular vote 551,145
Percentage 100%

President before election

Manuel Estrada Cabrera


Manuel Estrada Cabrera

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Presidential elections were held in Guatemala on 17 January 1916. For the second successive election, Manuel Estrada Cabrera was re-elected unopposed.[1][2] Despite there only being one candidate, voters were rounded up by the military and taken to polling stations, where they could only vote for Cabrera.[3] Cabrera assumed the presidency on 15 March 1911.

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Candidate Party Votes %
Manuel Estrada Cabrera Liberal Party 551,145 100
Invalid/blank votes -
Total 551,145 100
Source: Information Annual, 1916


  1. ^ Calvert, Peter (1985) Guatemala : a nation in turmoil Boulder: Westview Pres p69
  2. ^ Information Annual, 1916: A Continuous Cyclopedia and Digest of Current Events. 1917, p297
  3. ^ Munro, Dana G (1967) The five republics of Central America New York: Russell & Russell, pp. 55–56


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