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1970 Guatemalan general election

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Nominee Carlos Arana Osorio Mario Fuentes Pieruccini
Party MLN Revolutionary
Home state Santa Rosa Guatemala City
Running mate Eduardo Cáceres Óscar Castañeda
Popular vote 251,135 202,241
Percentage 43.35% 34.91%

President before election

Julio Méndez
Revolutionary

President-elect

Carlos Arana
MLN

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General elections were held in Guatemala on 1 March 1970.[1] No candidate received over 50% of the vote in the presidential election, resulting in Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio being elected by Congress on 21 March. The National Liberation Movement-Institutional Democratic Party alliance won the Congressional elections. Voter turnout was 53.82% in the presidential election and 53.26% in the Congressional elections.

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Results

President

Candidate Party Public vote Congress vote
Votes % Votes %
Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio MLN-PID 251,135 43.35
Mario Fuentes Pieruccini Revolutionary Party 202,241 34.91
Jorge Lucas Caballeros Guatemalan Christian Democracy 125,948 21.74
Invalid/blank votes 61,360 -
Total 640,684 100
Source: Nohlen

Congress

Party Votes % Seats +/-
PID-MLN 231,528 41.71 31 +5
Revolutionary Party 201,119 36.24 19 -10
Guatemalan Christian Democracy 122,379 22.05 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 78,953 - - -
Total 633,979 53.26 55 0
Source: Nohlen

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p323 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6

Bibliography

  • Guía del organismo legislativo República de Guatemala. Preparada por el Instituto Nacional de Administración para el Desarrollo, Dobierno de la República. 1968.
  • Villagrán Kramer, Francisco. Biografía política de Guatemala: años de guerra y años de paz. FLACSO-Guatemala, 2004.
  • Political handbook of the world 1970. New York, 1971.
  • Elections in the Americas A Data Handbook Volume 1. North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Edited by Dieter Nohlen. 2005.