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1995 Guatemalan general election
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1 Ramiro de León Carpio
Ramiro de León Carpio was the President of Guatemala from June 6, 1993 until January 14, 1996.More
2 Independent politician
An independent or nonpartisan politician is a politician not affiliated with any political party. There are numerous reasons why someone may stand for office as an independent:
Independents may support policies which are different from those of the major political parties.
Independents may support a party's platform, but choose to stand as an independent because they don't feel the party adequately follows their platform.
In some parts of the world, electors may have a tradition of electing independents, so standing for a political party is a disadvantage.
In some countries, a political party can only be registered if it has many members in more than one region, but in certain regions only a minority of electors support the major parties.
In some countries, political parties are illegal and all candidates thus stand as independents.
In some countries where politics are otherwise traditionally partisan, such as the United States, subnational bodies and offices such as the Nebraska Legislature and various directly-elected judicial and executive positions are nonpartisan and require politicians to abstain from running for office as part of a political party, even if they may be a member of one.
In some countries where politics is otherwise traditionally partisan, the incumbent President must always be an independent and cannot run for reelection as a member of a political party.
Human rights is an issue in Guatemala. The establishment of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala has helped the Attorney General prosecute extrajudicial killings and corruption. There remains widespread impunity for abusers from the Guatemalan Civil War, which ran from 1960 to 1996, and Human Rights Watch considers threats and violence against unionists, journalists and lawyers a major concern.More
10 Abortion in Guatemala
Abortion in Guatemala is illegal, except when needed to save the woman's life. Abortion was illegal without exception prior to 1973. Congressional Decree 17-73 altered the penal code to allow abortion in cases in which the pregnant woman's life is endangered in September 1973. The procedure must be done by a physician and approved by a second doctor.More
General elections were held in Guatemala on 12 November 1995, with a second round of the presidential elections held on 7 January 1996.Álvaro Arzú of the National Advancement Party won the presidential election, whilst his party also won the Congressional elections. Voter turnout was 46.8% on 12 November and 36.9% on 7 January.
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1 Capital punishment in Guatemala
Capital punishment is a legal penalty in Guatemala, and is carried out by lethal injection and, to a lesser extent, the firing squad. It is only in military codes of justice, and was abolished for civilian offences in October 2017.More
17 Movimiento Nueva República
Movimiento Nueva República (MNR) was a socialist Guatemalan political party, led by former congressman Aníbal García.More
18 Democratic Union (Guatemala)
The Democratic Union was a political party in Guatemala. At the legislative elections, 9 November 2003, the party won 2.2% of the popular vote and 2 out of 158 seats. In the legislative elections held on 9 September 2007, the party secured 1.41% of the votes in the race for national-list deputies and, save for defections, will have only one seat in the 2008-12 Congress. In the presidential election of the same day, its candidate Manuel Conde Orellana won 0.76% of the popular vote.More
The Grow Party, formerly the Grand National Alliance was a right-wing conservative political party in Guatemala. The acronym "GANA" also spells out the word gana, from the verb ganar, "to win".More
25 Patriotic Party (Guatemala)
The Patriotic Party was a conservative political party in Guatemala.
It was founded on 24 February 2001 by retired Army General Otto Pérez Molina.More
26 Social Action Centre
The Social Action Centre was a political party in Guatemala. In the legislative elections held on 9 September 2007, the party secured 4.89% of the votes in the race for national-list deputies and had five seats in the 2008-12 Congress. In the presidential election of the same day, its candidate Eduardo Suger won 7.45% of the popular vote.More
27 Unionist Party (Guatemala)
The Unionist Party is a conservative political party in Guatemala, who advocates the re-creation of a Central American union. At the legislative elections, 9 November 2003, the party won 6.2% of the popular vote and 7 out of 158 seats. Its presidential candidate Fritz García Gallont won 3.0% at the presidential elections of the same day. At the 2007 elections, the party again chose Garcia as its presidential candidate. He won 2.92% of the vote. The party won 8 seats in the congressional elections.More
35 Visa requirements for Guatemalan citizens
Visa requirements for Guatemalan citizens are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of other states placed on citizens of Guatemala. As of 2 July 2019, Guatemalan citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 133 countries and territories, ranking the Guatemalan passport 39th in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley Passport Index.More