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Guatemala

Republic of Guatemala

17,577,842 16

Population (as of Feb. 8, 2019)

Elections in our database

8,150,221 57.25%

Registered Voters (as of Aug. 13, 2019)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Guatemalan Congress of the Republic Congreso de la Republica Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Jimmy Ernesto MORALES
  • Head of Government: President Jimmy Ernesto MORALES
  • Assembly: Guatemala has a unicameral Congress of the Republic (Congreso de la Republica) with 158 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Congress of the Republic (Congreso de la Republica) 158 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms. Of the 158 members, 127 are departmental-level representatives selected through 22 departmental lists; 31 are national-level representatives selected in one, nationwide district. Votes are tabulated using the D'Hondt method.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Guatemalan Congress of the Republic 2003-11-09 2,764,965 5,073,282 54.5%
President 2003-11-09 2,836,671 5,073,282 55.91%
President 2003-12-28 2,373,469 5,073,282 46.78%
President 2007-09-09 3,621,852 5,990,029 60.46%
Guatemalan Congress of the Republic 2007-09-09 3,621,852 5,990,031 60.46%
President 2007-11-04 2,884,715 5,990,029 48.16%
President 2011-09-11 5,093,230 7,340,841 69.38%
Guatemalan Congress of the Republic 2011-09-11 5,090,030 7,340,841 69.34%
President 2011-11-06 4,465,118 7,340,841 60.83%
Guatemalan Congress of the Republic 2015-09-06 5,371,900 7,556,879 71.09%
President 2015-09-06 5,390,005 7,556,873 71.33%
President 2015-10-25 4,255,875 7,556,873 56.32%
Referendum 2018-04-15 2,004,729 7,522,920 26.65%
Guatemalan Congress of the Republic 2019-06-16 5,066,479 8,150,221 62.16%
President 2019-06-16 5,066,479 8,150,221 62.16%
President 2019-08-11 3,291,701 8,150,221 40.39%

Voter Turnout