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1958 Guatemalan general election

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1958 Guatemalan general election

← 1957 19 January 1958 1966 →
 
Nominee Miguel Ydígoras José Luis Cruz
Party PRDN MLN
Home state Retalhuleu Guatemala City
Electoral vote 40 18
Popular vote 190,972 138,488
Percentage 40.80% 29.58%

 
Nominee Mario Méndez
Party Revolutionary
Home state Guatemala City
Popular vote 132,824
Percentage 28.37%

President before election

Guillermo Flores Avendaño
MLN

President-elect

Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes
PRDN

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General elections were held in Guatemala on 19 January 1958 after the 1957 elections were nullified. After no candidate received 50% or more of the national vote, Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes was elected President by Congress on 12 February, whilst an alliance of the National Democratic Reconciliation Party, Nationalist Democratic Party, the Nationalist Liberal Party, the Democratic National Association and the National Anti-Communist Front won 40 of the 66 seats in Congress.

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Results

President

Candidate Party Public vote Congress vote
Votes % Votes %
Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes PRDN-PDN-PLN-PLAG-ANDE-FAN 190,972 40.80 40 69.0
José Luis Cruz Salazar MDN-PUA-PL-PR-DCG 138,488 29.58 18 31.0
Mario Méndez Montenegro Revolutionary Party 132,824 28.37 - -
José Enrique Ardón Fernández Nationalist Liberal Union Party 5,834 1.25 - -
Invalid/blank votes 24,156 - 7 -
Total 492,274 100 65 100

Congress

Party Votes % Seats
PRDN-PDN-PLN-ANDE-FAN 127,195 36.99 40
PUA-PR-DCG 112,105 32.60 20
Revolutionary Party 88,418 25.71 6
Liberal Party 3,785 01.10 0
National Democratic Movement 3,674 1.07 0
Party Nationalist Liberal Union 2,955 0.86 0
Anticommunist Authentic Party 2,451 0.71 0
Guatemalan Anticommunist Liberal Party 1,918 0.56 0
Democratic Workers’ Party 1,382 0.40 0
Invalid/blank votes - -
Total 343,883 100 66

Bibliography

  • Villagrán Kramer, Francisco. Biografía política de Guatemala: años de guerra y años de paz. FLACSO-Guatemala, 2004.
  • Political handbook of the world 1958. New York, 1959.
  • Elections in the Americas A Data Handbook Volume 1. North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Edited by Dieter Nohlen. 2005.