1931 Guatemalan general election

General elections were held in Guatemala between 6 and 8 February 1931. In the presidential election Jorge Ubico was elected unopposed,[1] after the remaining sector of the old Liberal Party did not object to his candidacy, whilst the Conservative Party was too disorganised and discredited from the Lázaro Chacón González era to put forward a candidate.[2] Ubico's Progressive Liberal Party, formed by a union of the two wings of the divided Liberal Party also won the parliamentary election unopposed.

1931 Guatemalan general election

← 1926 6–8 February 1931 1944 →
Nominee Jorge Ubico
Party PLP
Home state Guatemala City
States carried 23
Popular vote 305,841
Percentage 100%

President before election

José Reina


Jorge Ubico

Results edit

President edit

Jorge UbicoProgressive Liberal Party305,841100.00
Source: Nohlen

Congress edit

Progressive Liberal Party69

References edit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p337 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Susan Ann Berger (1986) State and agrarian development: Guatemala (1931-1978) New York: Columbia University. Unpublished dissertation, pp50-51

Bibliography edit

  • Villagrán Kramer, Francisco. Biografía política de Guatemala: años de guerra y años de paz. FLACSO-Guatemala, 2004.
  • Political handbook of the world 1933. New York, 1934.
  • Dosal, Paul J. Power in transition: the rise of Guatemala's industrial oligarchy, 1871-1994. Westport: Praeger. 1995.
  • Grieb, Kenneth J. “El gobierno de Jorge Ubico.” Historia general de Guatemala. 1993-1999. Guatemala: Asociación de Amigos del País, Fundación para la Cultura y el Desarrollo. Volume 5 pages 43–60. 1996.
  • Jones, Chester Lloyd. Guatemala, past and present. New York: Russell and Russell. (Reprint of 1940 edition) 1966.