1915 Chilean presidential election

A presidential election was held in Chile in 1915. It was a bitterly contested election between Juan Luis Sanfuentes —a coalition candidate of the Liberal Party and Conservative Party— and Javier Ángel Figueroa —supported by the Liberal Alliance parties. Sanfuentes beat Figueroa by a single vote, with numerous allegations of fraud and electoral intervention. Because of this two situations, the National Congress made a contingent vote which Sanfuentes won.[2][3]

1915 Chilean presidential election

← 1910 Friday June 25, 1915 1920 →
Turnout81.28%[1] Increase 28 pp
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Candidate Juan Luis Sanfuentes Andonaegui Javier Ángel Figueroa Larraín
Party Liberal Democratic Liberal
Alliance Coalition Liberal Alliance
Electoral vote 174 173

President before election

Ramón Barros Luco
Liberal

Elected President

Juan Luis Sanfuentes Andonaegui
Liberal Democratic

1915 Chilean contingent vote

150 votes in the National Congress
75 votes needed to win
 
Candidate Juan Luis Sanfuentes Andonaegui Javier Ángel Figueroa Larraín
Party Liberal Democratic Liberal
Vote 77 41

ResultsEdit

Electoral results
Presidential candidate Party Popular vote Electoral vote Contingent vote
Count Percentage
Juan Luis Sanfuentes Andonaegui Coalition
unknown
174 77
Javier Ángel Figueroa Larraín Liberal Alliance
unknown
173 41
Blank
unknown
32
Total
unknown
347 150
Needed to win
174 75

Source: "1915 Presidential Election". Chilean Elections Database. Retrieved March 27, 2021.

Electoral vote
Sanfuentes
50.56%
Figueroa
49.43%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ricardo Nazer, Jaime. "Electores, sufragio y democracia en Chile: una mirada histórica" (PDF). www.memoriachilena.cl (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  2. ^ "El nuevo presidente de Chile". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 27 July 1915. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Elección Presidencial 1915". election.atspace.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 March 2021.