1851 Chilean presidential election

Presidential elections were held in Chile in July 1851.[1] Carried out through a system of electors, they resulted in the election of Manuel Montt as President. Montt was the country's first non-military president.

Montt's opponent, José María de la Cruz, refused to accept the results and started a rebellion, the Revolution of 1851, in Concepción. He was defeated by former president Manuel Bulnes.

Results edit

Manuel MonttIndependent (Conservative)13281.48
José María de la CruzLiberal Party2917.90
Ramón ErrázurizIndependent (Conservative)10.62
Source: Chilean Elections Database

References edit

  1. ^ Elección Presidencial 1851 Chilean Elections Database