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General elections were held in Guatemala on June 16, 2019, to elect the President and Congress. A second round of the presidential elections will be 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
97%
as of 12:49 (GMT-6)
  Sandra Torres 2019 (croppedb).jpg Alejandro Giammattei 2019 (croppeda).jpg
Nominee Sandra Torres Alejandro Giammattei
Party UNE Vamos
Home state Petén Guatemala
Running mate Carlos Raúl Morales Guillermo Castillo
Popular vote 1,103,846 597,418
Percentage 25.72% 13.92%

President before election

Jimmy Morales
FCN

Elected President

TBD

Legislative election

Reporting
97%
as of 13:00 (GMT-6)
Party Leader % Seats ±
UNE Orlando Blanco 44 +16
Vamos Carlos Calderón 17 New
UCN Julio Lainfiesta 8 +2
Todos Felipe Alejos 8 -8
VIVA Armando Castillo 7 +3
Semilla Lucrecia Hernández Mack
Samuel Pérez Álvarez
6 New
CREO Adela de Torrebiarte 6 +1
Valor Luis Alfonso Rosales 6 New
Winaq Sonia Gutiérrez 4 +3
PHG Lecsan Mérida 4 New
BIEN Evelyn Morataya 4 +4
FCN Javier Hernández 3 -32
URNG Osmundo René Ponce 3 +2
PC Adolfo García 3 New
Unionist Álvaro Arzú Escobar 3 +2
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
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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 is rejected by the authorities 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]

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.[5]

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[6]   Blanca Estela Colop
  PPT   José Luis Chea   Mario Guillermo González
  PU   Pablo Duarte[7][8]   Roberto Villeda
  CREO   Julio Héctor Estrada[9][10]   Yara Argueta
  VIVA   Isaac Farchi Sultán   Ricardo Flores Asturias
  FCN   Estuardo Galdámez [11][12]   Betty Marroquín Silva
  Libre   Aníbal García[13][14]   Carlos Pérez
  Vamos   Alejandro Giammattei[15]
[16][17]
  Guillermo Castillo
  EG   Manfredo Marroquín   Oscar Adolfo Morales
  C   Benito Morales[18][19]   Claudia Mariana Valiente
  PHG   Edmond Mulet   Jorge Pérez
  Victoria   Amílcar Rivera   Erico Can Saquic
  Avanza   Danilo Roca Barillas   Manuel Martínez
  UNE   Sandra Torres[20][16]   Carlos Raúl Morales
  Unidos   Luis Velásquez Quiroga   Arturo Soto
  Winaq   Manuel Villacorta[21][22][23]   Izabel Hernández

Declined candidatesEdit

Opinion pollsEdit

 

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

ResultsEdit

PresidentEdit

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Sandra Torres National Unity of Hope
Alejandro Giammattei Vamos
Edmond Mulet Humanist Party of Guatemala
Thelma Cabrera Movement for the Liberation of Peoples
Roberto Arzú National Advancement PartyPodemos
Isaac Farchi Vision with Values
Manuel Villacorta Winaq
Julio Héctor Estrada Commitment, Renewal and Order
Estuardo Galdámez National Convergence Front
Fredy Cabrera Todos
Amílcar Rivera Victoria
Pablo Ceto Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity
Pablo Duarte Unionist Party
Manfredo Marroquín Encuentro por Guatemala
Aníbal García Libre
Benito Morales Convergence
Luis Velásquez Unidos
José Luis Chea Urruela Productivity and Work Party
Danilo Roca Avanza
Invalid/blank votes
Total
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Supreme Electoral Tribunal (1st round)

LegislativeEdit

Party National List Districts Total
seats
+/−
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
National Unity of Hope 44 +16
Vamos 17 New
National Change Union 8 +2
Todos 8 –8
Vision with Values 7 +3
Semilla 6 New
Commitment, Renewal and Order 6 +1
Valor 6 New
Winaq 4 +3
Humanist Party of Guatemala 4 New
Bienestar Nacional 4 +4
National Convergence Front 3 –32
Unionist Party 3 +2
Citizen Prosperity 3 New
Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity 3 +2
Movement for the Liberation of Peoples 2 New
National Advancement Party 2 –1
Fuerza 1 ±0
Podemos 0 –12
Encuentro por Guatemala 0 –6
Convergence 0 –3
Victoria 0 ±0
Unidos 0 New
Productivity and Work Party 0 New
Avanza 0 New
Libre 0 New
Invalid/blank votes
Total 100 32 100 128 160 +2
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Supreme Electoral Tribunal

Central American ParliamentEdit

Party Votes % Seats ±
National Advancement Party
Valor New
Todos
Podemos
Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity
National Unity of Hope
Unionist Party
Bienestar Nacional
National Change Union
Encuentro por Guatemala
Vision with Values
National Convergence Front
Convergence
Commitment, Renewal and Order
Winaq
Fuerza
Unidos New
Productivity and Work Party New
Vamos New
Avanza New
Movement for the Liberation of Peoples New
Citizen Prosperity New
Semilla New
Libre New
Invalid/blank votes
Total 100 20 +2
Registered voters/turnout
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

  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
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  17. ^ "Guillermo Castillo" (PDF). 14 October 2018.
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  25. ^ "Álvaro Arzú, el ejemplo a seguir de Neto Bran". Diario Digital. 16 September 2016.
  26. ^ "Neto Bran sigue los pasos de Arzú, aseguran expertos". 24 November 2017.

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