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General elections were held in Guatemala on June 16, 2019, to elect the President, Congress and local councils. A second round of the presidential elections was held on August 11, 2019, since no candidate won a majority in the first round.

2019 Guatemalan general election

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Opinion polls
Presidential election
Reporting
99.99%
as of 23:50 (11 August 2019)
  Alejandro Giammattei 2019 (croppeda).jpg Sandra Torres 2019 (croppedb).jpg
Nominee Alejandro Giammattei Sandra Torres
Party Vamos UNE
Running mate Guillermo Castillo Carlos Raúl Morales
Popular vote 1,907,696 1,384,005
Percentage 57.95% 42.05%

President before election

Jimmy Morales
FCN

Elected President

Alejandro Giammattei
Vamos

Legislative election

Party Leader % Seats ±
UNE Orlando Blanco 17.92 52 +24
Vamos Carlos Roberto Calderón 7.96 17 New
UCN Julio Lainfiesta 5.46 12 +6
Valor Luis Alfonso Rosales 4.55 9 New
BIEN Evelyn Morataya 4.79 8 +8
FCN Javier Hernández 5.23 8 -27
Semilla Lucrecia Hernández Mack
Samuel Pérez Álvarez
5.24 7 New
Todos Felipe Alejos 4.39 7 -9
VIVA Armando Castillo 4.70 7 +3
CREO Adela de Torrebiarte 4.40 6 +1
PHG Lecsan Mérida 4.66 6 New
Winaq Sonia Gutiérrez 3.50 4 +3
Victoria Juan Carlos Rivera 2.51 4 +4
PC Adolfo García 3.29 3 New
Unionist Party Álvaro Arzú Escobar 2.93 3 +2
URNG–MAIZ Gregorio Chay 2.78 3 +2
PAN Manuel Conde Orellana 2.72 2 -1
MLP Alfredo González 2.98 1 New
Podemos Raul Virgil Arias 1.68 1 -11
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Guatemalan general election, 2019.svg
President of the Congress before President of the Congress after
Álvaro Arzú Escobar
Unionist
TBD

Incumbent President Jimmy Morales is constitutionally barred from running for a second four-year term.[1][2]

Contents

Electoral systemEdit

The President of Guatemala is elected using the two-round system.[3]

The 160 members of Congress are elected by two methods; 130 are elected from 22 multi-member constituencies based on the departments, with the remaining 31 elected from a single nationwide constituency. Seats are elected using closed list proportional representation, with seats allocated using the D'Hondt method.[3]

CandidatesEdit

Thelma Aldana's candidature was rejected by authorities on April 2019 on the grounds of alleged corruption cases concerning her. She denies the accusations and attributes them to what she calls the "pact of the corrupt", composed of politicians and business leaders of the country. As former Attorney General, she had uncovered several major corruption cases.[4] Aldana appealed the ruling, but the ruling was rejected on May 2019.[5]

The candidature of Zury Ríos, daugther of Guatemalan dictator from 1982 to 1983 Efraín Ríos Montt, was rejected by authorities on May 2019 on the grounds that the country's constitution bars close relatives of coup leaders from serving as president.[6][7]

In April 2019, centre-right candidate Mario Estrada was arrested. He is accused by the American authorities of having made a deal with the Sinaloa cartel - from which he allegedly obtained between 10 and 12 million dollars for his election campaign - and of having ordered the murder of rival candidates.[8]

Party Presidential candidate Vice Presidential candidate
   PANP   Roberto Arzú   José Antonio Farias
  Todos   Fredy Cabrera   Ricardo Sagastume
  MLP   Thelma Cabrera   Neftalí López
  URNG   Pablo Ceto[9]   Blanca Estela Colop
  PPT   José Luis Chea   Mario Guillermo González
  PU   Pablo Duarte[10][11]   Roberto Villeda
  CREO   Julio Héctor Estrada[12][13]   Yara Argueta
  VIVA   Isaac Farchi Sultán   Ricardo Flores Asturias
  FCN   Estuardo Galdámez [14][15]   Betty Marroquín Silva
  Libre   Aníbal García[16][17]   Carlos Pérez
  Vamos   Alejandro Giammattei[18]
[19][20]
  Guillermo Castillo
  EG   Manfredo Marroquín   Oscar Adolfo Morales
  C   Benito Morales[21][22]   Claudia Mariana Valiente
  PHG   Edmond Mulet   Jorge Pérez
  Victoria   Amílcar Rivera   Erico Can Saquic
  Avanza   Danilo Roca Barillas   Manuel Martínez
  UNE   Sandra Torres[23][19]   Carlos Raúl Morales
  Unidos   Luis Velásquez Quiroga   Arturo Soto
  Winaq   Manuel Villacorta[24][25][26]   Izabel Hernández

Declined candidatesEdit

Opinion pollsEdit

First roundEdit

 

Second roundEdit

 

DebatesEdit

2019 Guatemalan general election debates
Date Organisers Moderator(s)     P  Present    P  Present but his candidacy was revoked 
 NI  Non-invitee   A  Absent invitee 
Arzú
PANP
Escobar
PC
Estrada
CREO
Giammattei
Vamos
Mulet
PHG
Torres
UNE
2 June AGG Luis Felipe Valenzuela
Marielos Fuentes
P P P P P A
28 July AGG Luis Felipe Valenzuela
Marielos Fuentes
P A

Preliminary resultsEdit

Unless otherwise stated, all results are with 99% of ballot boxes counted.

PresidentEdit

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Sandra Torres National Unity of Hope 1,122,630 25.54 1,384,005 42.05
Alejandro Giammattei Vamos 613,302 13.95 1,907,696 57.95
Edmond Mulet Humanist Party of Guatemala 492,799 11.21
Thelma Cabrera Movement for the Liberation of Peoples 455,874 10.37
Roberto Arzú National Advancement PartyPodemos 267,256 6.08
Isaac Farchi Vision with Values 259,288 5.90
Manuel Villacorta Winaq 229,466 5.22
Estuardo Galdámez National Convergence Front 180,983 4.12
Julio Héctor Estrada Commitment, Renewal and Order 164,722 3.75
Fredy Cabrera Todos 137,769 3.13
Amílcar Rivera Victoria 111,734 2.54
Pablo Ceto Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity 94,810 2.16
Pablo Duarte Unionist Party 63,018 1.43
Manfredo Marroquín Encuentro por Guatemala 50,298 1.14
Aníbal García Libre 41,672 0.95
Benito Morales Convergence 37,724 0.86
Luis Velásquez Unidos 26,990 0.61
José Luis Chea Urruela Productivity and Work Party 23,893 0.54
Danilo Roca Avanza 21,179 0.48
Invalid/blank votes 667,460
Total 5,062,867 100 3,291,701 100
Registered voters/turnout 8,150,221 62.12 40.39
Source: Supreme Electoral Tribunal (both rounds preliminaries, 99% counted)
Popular vote (first round)
Torres
25.73%
Giammattei
13.89%
Mulet
11.15%
T. Cabrera
10.42%
Arzú G.
6.07%
Farchi
5.86%
Villacorta
5.17%
Galdámez
4.14%
J. H. Estrada
3.70%
Others
13.87%

LegislativeEdit

Party National List Districts Total
seats
+/−
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
National Unity of Hope 724,517 17.92 54 +26
Vamos 321,830 7.96 16 New
National Change Union 220,728 5.46 12 +6
Valor 184,155 4.55 9 New
National Convergence Front 211,453 5.23 8 –27
Bienestar Nacional 193,604 4.79 8 +8
Semilla 212,012 5.24 7 New
Vision with Values 189,862 4.70 7 +3
Todos 177,307 4.39 7 –9
Humanist Party of Guatemala 188,327 4.66 6 New
Commitment, Renewal and Order 178,057 4.40 6 +1
Winaq 141,394 3.50 4 +3
Citizen Prosperity 132,968 3.29 3 New
Victoria 101,676 2.51 3 +3
Unionist Party 118,648 2.93 3 +2
Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity 112,489 2.78 3 +2
National Advancement Party 110,080 2.72 2 –1
Movement for the Liberation of Peoples 120,448 2.98 1 New
Podemos 67,910 1.68 1 –11
Fuerza 77,999 1.93 0 –1
Encuentro por Guatemala 70,490 1.79 0 –6
Convergence 49,463 1.22 0 –3
Libre 47,826 1.18 0 New
Avanza 34,983 0.87 0 New
Productivity and Work Party 29,582 0.73 0 New
Unidos 25,662 0.63 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 1,084,182
Total 5,127,244 100 32 100 128 160 +2
Registered voters/turnout 8,086,526 62.64
Source: Supreme Electoral Tribunal

Central American ParliamentEdit

Party Votes % Seats ±
National Unity of Hope 633,443 19.00 5 +1
Vamos 298,080 8.94 2 New
National Change Union 228,293 6.85 2 +1
National Convergence Front 213,871 6.41 2 N/A
Valor 178,601 5.36 1 New
Bienestar Nacional 176,176 5.28 1 +1
Todos 172,741 5.18 1 -1
Commitment, Renewal and Order 166,078 4.98 1 +1
Vision with Values 161,982 4.86 1 N/A
Citizen Prosperity 136,366 4.09 1 New
Winaq 115,357 3.46 1 +1
Semilla 108,667 3.26 1 New
Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity 106,786 3.20 1 N/A
Victoria 101,134 3.03 0 New
National Advancement Party 99,434 2.98 0 N/A
Unionist Party 93,448 2.80 0 -1
Fuerza 81,222 2.44 0 N/A
Podemos 64,803 1.94 0 N/A
Encuentro por Guatemala 56,555 1.70 0 -1
Convergence 49,586 1.49 0 N/A
Avanza 46,615 1.40 0 New
Libre 41,586 1.25 0 New
Unidos 21,604 0.65 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 1,795,648
Total 5,129,889 100 20 +2
Registered voters/turnout 8,086,526 62.5
Source: Supreme Electoral Tribunal

MunicipalEdit

Party C. M. % ±
National Advancement Party 41
Valor 156 New
Todos 161
Podemos 76
Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity 75
National Unity of Hope 314
Unionist Party 111
Bienestar Nacional 130
National Change Union 206
Encuentro por Guatemala 58
Vision with Values 115
National Convergence Front 205
Convergence 57
Commitment, Renewal and Order 132
Victoria 59
Winaq 54
Fuerza 152
Unidos 44 New
Productivity and Work Party 36 New
Vamos 255 New
Avanza 47 New
Humanist Party of Guatemala 123 New
Movement for the Liberation of Peoples 109 New
Citizen Prosperity 120 New
Semilla 143 New
Libre 69 New
Civic committees 121
Total 3,169 340 100 0
Source: Supreme Electoral Tribunal

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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