1962 Colombian presidential election

Presidential elections were held in Colombia on 6 May 1962.[1] Under the National Front agreement, it was the turn of the Conservative Party to govern. The result was a victory for Guillermo León Valencia

Despite the National Front agreement, Alfonso López Michelsen of the Liberal Party also contested the election. However, the Electoral Court labelled any votes for him as invalid. Votes for Gustavo Rojas Pinilla of the National Popular Alliance were also declared invalid due to Rojas' leadership of the 1953 military coup.[2] As a result, Valencia was declared to have won with 84% of the vote.[2]

Results edit

Guillermo León ValenciaColombian Conservative Party1,636,08184.09
Alfonso López MichelsenColombian Liberal Party625,630
Jorge LeyvaColombian Conservative Party308,99215.88
Gustavo Rojas PinillaNational Popular Alliance54,562
Valid votes1,945,58273.84
Invalid/blank votes689,25826.16
Total votes2,634,840100.00
Registered voters/turnout5,404,76548.75
Source: Nohlen

References edit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p305 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ a b Nohlen, p353