1932 Salvadoran legislative election

Legislative elections were held in El Salvador between 12 and 14 January 1932. The government had promised free and fair elections and invited all parties, including the Communist Party, to compete. However, voters had to be registered in their municipalities alongside their party, thus giving the government a list of Communist Party members.[1] In the preceding municipal elections on 3–5 January, the Communists won several predominantly indigenous municipalities in the west of the country.[2] Maximiliano Hernández Martínez canceled the planned second round of the legislative and municipal elections due to the Communist success.[3] The conservative Progressive Fraternal Party boycotted the elections in San Salvador on the grounds of electoral fraud.[4]

1932 Salvadoran legislative election
El Salvador
← 1931 12–14 January 1932 1936 →

All 42 seats in the Legislative Assembly
22 seats needed for a majority

References edit

  1. ^ Anderson, Thomas P (1971) Matanza: El Salvador's communist revolt of 1932 Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, p 88
  2. ^ Beverley, John (1982). "El Salvador". Social Text. Duke University Press (5): 55–72. JSTOR 466334.
  3. ^ Elections and Events 1900-1934 Archived 10 January 2021 at the Wayback Machine The Library, UC San Diego
  4. ^ Anderson, p 91

Bibliography edit

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