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1993 Guatemalan presidential election

← 1990 5 June 1993 1995 →
Nominee Ramiro de León Carpio Arturo Herbruger
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Home state Guatemala City Guatemala City
Electoral vote 64
Percentage 55.17%

President before election

Jorge Serrano Elías

Acting President

Ramiro de León Carpio

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politics and government of
 Guatemala portal

Indirect presidential elections were held in Guatemala on 5 June 1993. They were sparked by the 1993 Guatemalan constitutional crisis in which President Jorge Serrano Elías had attempted a self-coup. The result was a victory for Ramiro de León Carpio, who won unopposed in the second round of voting, whilst the army-backed Arturo Herbruger was elected vice-president.[1]

1993 Guatemalan presidential election Intro articles: 39


Candidate Party first round second round
Ramiro de León Carpio PAN-MAS-FRG-MLN 64 106
Arturo Herbruger Asturias DCG-UCN 51 retired
Mario Quiñónez Amézquita PAN retired retired
not vote 1 10
Total 116 116


  1. ^ Torres Rivas, Edelberto. 1996. “Guatemala: democratic governability.” Constructing democratic governance: Latin America and the Caribbean in the 1990s. 1996. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Part IV. Pp. 58.


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