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1942 Colombian presidential election

Presidential elections were held in Colombia on 3 May 1942.[1] The result was a victory for Alfonso López Pumarejo of the Liberal Party, who received 58.6% of the vote.[2] He took office on 7 August.[3]

Pumarejo's only opponent, Carlos Arango Vélez, was also a Liberal Party member. Whilst Pumajero received support from the Communist Party, Vélez was supported by the Conservative Party.[2]


Candidate Party Votes %
Alfonso López Pumarejo Liberal Party 673,169 58.6
Carlos Arango Vélez Liberal Party 474,637 41.4
Invalid/blank votes
Total 1,147,806 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,056,366
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p305 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ a b Nohlen, p351
  3. ^ Nohlen, p359