1951 Portuguese presidential election

The 1951 Portuguese presidential election was held on 22 July, five years earlier than scheduled due to the death of President Óscar Carmona on 18 April 1951.

1951 Portuguese presidential election

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Turnout77.2% Decrease 0.4 pp
  General Francisco Higino Craveiro Lopes, Presidente de Portugal.tif
Candidate Francisco Craveiro Lopes
Party UN
Popular vote 965,236
Percentage 100%

President before election

Óscar Carmona
UN

Elected President

Francisco Craveiro Lopes
UN

Francisco Craveiro Lopes won the election unopposed after Manuel Quintão Meireles withdrew, while Rui Luís Gomes was removed from the ballot after being declared a communist by the Salazar dictatorship.

ResultsEdit

Candidate Votes %
Francisco Craveiro Lopes 965,236 100
Manuel Quintão Meireles Withdrew
Rui Luís Gomes Rejected
Invalid/blank votes
Total 965,236 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,250,746 77.2
Source:[1][2][3]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eleição presidencial de 1951" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 11 May 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Eleições Gerais Portuguesas desde 1820" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 2005-01-05. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Elections in Portugal". Retrieved 5 August 2020.

See alsoEdit