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1926 Guatemalan general election

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Nominee Lázaro Chacón González Jorge Ubico
Party Unionist Progressive Liberal
Home state Zacapa Guatemala City
Popular vote 287,412 36,940
Percentage 88.61% 11.39%

President before election

Lázaro Chacón González
Unionist

President-elect

Lázaro Chacón González
Unionist

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General elections were held in Guatemala on 5 December 1926. The presidential election resulted in a victory for Lázaro Chacón González, who received 88.6% of the vote.[1] Whilst the elections were rigged,[2] the Progressive Liberal Party did manage to win some seats in the Congress.[3]

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Results

President

Candidate Party Votes %
Lázaro Chacón González Unionist Party 287,412 88.61
Jorge Ubico y Castañeda Progressive Liberal Party 36,940 11.39
Total 324,352 100
Source: Nohlen

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p337 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Dosal, Paul J (1993) Doing business with the dictators: a political history of United Fruit in Guatemala, 1899-1944 Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, p64
  3. ^ Schlewitz, Andrew James (1999) The rise of a military state in Guatemala, 1931-1966 New York: New School University. Unpublished dissertation, p66

Bibliography

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  • González Davison, Fernando. El régimen Liberal en Guatemala (1871-1944). Guatemala: Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. 1987.
  • García Laguardia, Jorge Mario. “Evolución político-constitucional de la República de Guatemala en el siglo XX: 1920-1986.” La constitución mexicana 70 años después. 1988. México: UNAM. 1988.
  • Jiménez, Ernesto Bienvenido. Ellos los presidentes. Guatemala: Editorial José de Pineda Ibarra. 1981.
  • Pitti, Joseph A. Jorge Ubico and Guatemalan politics in the 1920s. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico. Unpublished dissertation. 1975.
  • Political handbook of the world 1928. New York, 1929.
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