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1978 Guatemalan general election

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1978 Guatemalan general election

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Nominee Romeo Lucas Enrique Peralta
Party PID MLN
Home state Alta Verapaz Guatemala City
Running mate Francisco Villagrán Héctor Aragón
Electoral vote 34 0
Popular vote 262,960 221,223
Percentage 40.33% 33.93%

President before election

Kjell Laugerud García
MLN

President-elect

Fernando Romeo Lucas
PID-PR-CAO

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General elections were held in Guatemala on 5 March 1978.[1] No candidate received more than 50% of the vote in the presidential election, resulting in Fernando Romeo Lucas García being elected president by Congress on 13 March. The Congressional elections were won by the National Liberation Movement.

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Results

President

Candidate Party Public vote Congress vote
Votes % Votes %
Fernando Romeo Lucas García PID-PR-CAO 262,960 40.33 34 100
Enrique Peralta Azurdia National Liberation Movement 221,223 33.93 0 0
Ricardo Peralta Méndez DCG-PRA 167,890 25.75 - -
Invalid/blank votes - -
Total 652,073 100 61 100
Source: Nohlen

Congress

Party Votes % Seats +/-
National Liberation Movement 20 +4
Institutional Democratic Party 17 +3
Revolutionary Party 14 +4
Guatemalan Christian Democracy 7 -
Central Aranista Organization 3 -3
Invalid/blank votes - - -
Total 61 +1

References

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

Bibliography

  • Villagrán Kramer, Francisco. Biografía política de Guatemala: años de guerra y años de paz. FLACSO-Guatemala, 2004.
  • Political handbook of the world 1978. New York, 1979.