Open main menu

2019 Guatemalan general election

General elections will be held in Guatemala in June 16, 2019 to elect the President and Congress, with a second round of the presidential elections to be held in August 11, 2019 if no candidate wins a majority in the first round.

2019 Guatemalan general election

← 2015 June 16, 2019 (first round)
August 11, 2019 (second round)
2023 →
Opinion polls
  Reunión Subsecreatrio Adjunto Creamer con Fiscal General (cropped) (cropped).jpg Portrait placeholder.svg Edwin Escobar con Félix Hernández (cropped).jpg
Nominee Thelma Aldana Roberto Arzú Edwin Escobar
Party Semilla PANPodemos PC
Home state Zacapa Guatemala Guatemala
Running mate TBD José Farías Blanca Alfaro

  Julio Héctor Estrada (cropped).jpg Estuardo Galdámez 2018.jpg Giammattei (cropped).jpg
Nominee Julio Héctor Estrada Estuardo Galdámez Alejandro Giammattei
Party CREO FCN Vamos
Home state Guatemala Quiché Guatemala
Running mate Yara Argueta Betty Marroquín Guillermo Castillo

  Portrait placeholder.svg Zury Ríos (cropped).jpg Sandra Torres (cropped).jpg
Nominee Luis Fernando Montenegro Zury Ríos Sandra Torres
Party EG Valor UNE
Home state Guatemala Guatemala Petén
Running mate Dorian Taracena Roberto Molina Carlos Raúl Morales

Incumbent President

Jimmy Morales
FCN



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

Contents

Electoral systemEdit

2019 Guatemalan legislative election
 
← 2015 June 16, 2019 2023 →
Party Leader % Seats ±
FCN Javier Hernández
UNE Orlando Blanco
Todos Felipe Alejos
Podemos
EG
UCN
CREO
VIVA
Convergence Pablo Monsanto
PAN Manuel Conde
Winaq
Unionist Álvaro Arzú Escobar
URNG Osmundo René Ponce
Fuerza
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
President of the Congress before
Álvaro Arzú Escobar
Unionist

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

Presidential candidate, age Political offices Vice Presidential candidate, age Political offices Party Ref.
Freddy Cabrera
  President of the Association of Lawyers and Notaries
(2011–2014)
Ricardo Sagastume
  Minister of Economy
(2015)
 
Todos
Pablo Ceto   Member of Central American Parliament for Guatemala
(since 2016)
Member of Congress
(2002–2006)
Blanca Estela Colop Alvarado   URNG [4]
Pablo Duarte Sáenz de Tejada   Member of Congress
(2014–2016)
Roberto Villeda   Congress Advisor
(2016–2018)
 
PU
[5][6]
TBD
(—)
  TBD TBD    
VIVA
[7][8][9]
[10]
Edwin Escobar Hill
(50)
  Mayor of Villa Nueva
(since 2012)
Blanca Odilia Alfaro
(48)
  Mayor of Masagua
(2012–2016)
PC
Julio Héctor Estrada Domínguez
(44)
  Minister of Public Finances
(2016–2018)
Yara Argueta
(42)
  CEO of Grupo Solid
(1990–2001)
CREO [11][12]
Mario Estrada Orellana
(59)
  Presidential candidate
(2007, 2011 and 2015)
Secretary General of UCN
(since 2006)
Secretary of Social Development
(2000–2004)
Javier Castillo    
UCN
[13][14]
Estuardo Galdámez
(53)
  Member of Congress
(since 2012)
Betty Marroquín Silva    
FCN
[15][16][17]
Aníbal García
(51)
  Presidential candidate
(2015)
Secretary General of MNR
(2009–2015)
Carlos Pérez   Libre [18][19]
Alejandro Giammattei
(62)
  Presidential candidate
(2007, 2011 and 2015)
Director of the Prison System
(2006–2008)
Guillermo Castillo
(52)
  Director of the Chamber
of Commerce

(2013–2018)
 
Vamos
[20][21]
[22][23]
Mauricio Radford
(57)
  Secretary General of Fuerza
(since 2015)
Abundio Maldonado
  Director of Civil Aeronautics
(2000–2004)
Fuerza
Zury Ríos
(51)
  Presidential candidate
(2015)
First Vice President of Congress
(2000–2004)
Member of Congress
(1996–2012)
Roberto Molina Barreto
(63)
  President of the Constitutional Court
(2014–2015)
Attorney General
(2005–2006)
 
Valor
[24][25]
[26][22]
Benito Silva   Candidate for member of Congress
(2015)
Claudia Valiente   Convergence [27][28]
Sandra Torres
(63)
  Presidencial candidate
(2015)
Secretary General of UNE
(since 2012)
First Lady
(2007–2011)
Carlos Raúl Morales
(48)
  Minister of Foreign Affairs
(2014–2017)
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
(2010–11; 2012–14)
 
UNE
[29][22]
Luis Velásquez Quiroga
(46)
  Minister of Economy
(2011–2012)
Arturo Soto   Unidos [30]
Manuel Villacorta   Guatemala Ambassador to Israel
(1999–2000)
Izabel Hernández Estrada    
Winaq
[31][32][33]

Declared candidatesEdit

Declined candidatesEdit

Opinion pollsEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jimmy Morales dice que le gustaría gobernar otro período". 7 March 2018.
  2. ^ "El presidente de Guatemala dice que le gustaría tener otro período de Gobierno".
  3. ^ a b Congress of the Republic IFES
  4. ^ Ramos, Saira. "URNG-Maíz proclama a su binomio presidencial". Publinews. Retrieved Feb 7, 2019.
  5. ^ Lopez, Esvin. "Partido Unionista presenta a sus candidatos para las Elecciones 2019". Publinews. Retrieved Feb 7, 2019.
  6. ^ "El Partido Unionista presenta a candidatos a la presidencia | Soy502". www.soy502.com. Retrieved Feb 7, 2019.
  7. ^ Pocasangre, Henry (Dec 18, 2018). "Juan Carlos Eggenberger es el presidenciable de Viva » República.gt". Retrieved Feb 7, 2019.
  8. ^ Guatemela, elPeriodico de. "Partido Viva nomina a Juan Carlos Eggenberger como precandidato presidencial". elPeriodico. Retrieved Feb 7, 2019.
  9. ^ Lopez, Esvin. "Partido Viva proclamó a su binomio presidencial durante su Asamblea". Publinews. Retrieved Feb 7, 2019.
  10. ^ "Binomio de VIVA es proclamado en asamblea general | Soy502". www.soy502.com. Retrieved Feb 7, 2019.
  11. ^ "Exministro de Jimmy Morales será candidato presidencial de CREO | Soy502". www.soy502.com. Retrieved Feb 7, 2019.
  12. ^ "Partido Creo proclama a sus candidatos a la presidencia y vicepresidencia – Prensa Libre". Retrieved Feb 7, 2019.
  13. ^ "UCN proclama a Mario Estrada como su precandidato | Soy502". www.soy502.com. Retrieved Feb 7, 2019.
  14. ^ "Elecciones 2019: UCN proclama a su binomio presidencial". Retrieved Feb 7, 2019.
  15. ^ Guatemela, elPeriodico de. "FCN proclama a Estuardo Galdámez y Betty Marroquín como binomio presidencial". elPeriodico. Retrieved Feb 7, 2019.
  16. ^ "Hermano de presidente, procesado por corrupción busca candidatura en Guatemala – Prensa Libre". Retrieved Feb 7, 2019.
  17. ^ Rafael, Gerardo (Jan 27, 2019). "FCN-Nación proclama a su binomio presidencial y candidatos a diputados". Retrieved Feb 7, 2019.
  18. ^ Pocasangre, Henry (Feb 3, 2019). "Partido Libre presenta a Aníbal García y Carlos Pérez como presidenciables » República.gt". Retrieved Feb 7, 2019.
  19. ^ Maldonado, Joel. "Partido Libre buscará la presidencia en las elecciones de 2019". Publinews. Retrieved Feb 7, 2019.
  20. ^ "Giammattei regresa con nuevo proyecto". Soy502. 22 May 2017.
  21. ^ "Partido Vamos postula a Alejandro Giammattei como presidenciable" (in Spanish). 14 October 2018.
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h Manuel Hernández Mayén (24 July 2018). "Estas son las cartas políticas que ya se perfilan para la presidencia de Guatemala". Prensa Libre.
  23. ^ "Guillermo Castillo" (PDF). 14 October 2018.
  24. ^ a b "2019: será elección de mujeres". República. May 2017.
  25. ^ "A dos años de las elecciones". Soy502. May 2017.
  26. ^ "Zury Ríos coquetea con el movimiento Valor". ElPeriodico. 22 May 2017.
  27. ^ "Partido Convergencia proclama a su binomio presidencial | Soy502". www.soy502.com. Retrieved Feb 7, 2019.
  28. ^ Maldonado, Joel. "Convergencia revela a su binomio presidencial". Publinews. Retrieved Feb 7, 2019.
  29. ^ "2019: será elección de mujeres". República. May 2017.
  30. ^ María Consuelo Porras
  31. ^ Jessica Gramajo (January 2019). "Winaq proclama candidatos para la presidencia". Soy502.
  32. ^ Katerin Chumil (20 January 2019). "Winaq presenta a sus candidatos a la Presidencia". ElPeriodico.
  33. ^ Orozco, Andrea (January 2019). "Cinco binomios presidenciales han solicitado inscribirse en el TSE". Prensa Libre.
  34. ^ "La candidatura presidencial de Aldana". 28 April 2017.
  35. ^ "Por esta razón la Fiscal no buscará ser candidata a presidenta". Soy502. June 2017.
  36. ^ Guatemela, elPeriodico de. "Proceso de designación de nuevo Fiscal General".
  37. ^ "No aspira a ser presidenta de la República - El Siglo". 15 April 2016.
  38. ^ "De conserje a fiscal que envió a prisión a presidente guatemalteco". 8 March 2017.
  39. ^ "TIMES: Thelma Aldana entre las 100 personas más influyentes del mundo".
  40. ^ "Thelma for President? - PERSPECTIVA". 11 July 2017.
  41. ^ "Thelma Aldana Hernández - Influyentes - AméricaEconomía". rankings.americaeconomia.com.
  42. ^ "Por esta razón la Fiscal no buscará ser candidata a presidenta - Soy502".
  43. ^ "El escenario partidario de mediano plazo". ElPeriodico. 28 April 2017.
  44. ^ Guatemela, elPeriodico de. "María Consuelo Porras".
  45. ^ "Manuel Baldizón confirma que ya no buscará la Presidencia". Soy502. 24 July 2017.
  46. ^ "Álvaro Arzú, el ejemplo a seguir de Neto Bran". Diario Digital. 16 September 2016.
  47. ^ "Neto Bran sigue los pasos de Arzú, aseguran expertos". 24 November 2017.

External linksEdit