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Guatemala

Republic of Guatemala

14,647,083 12

Population (as of May 20, 2015)

Elections in our database

7,556,873 60.38%

Registered Voters (as of Oct. 29, 2015)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
President President Head of State
President President Head of Government
Congress of the Republic Congreso de la Republica Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Otto PEREZ MOLINA
  • Head of Government: President Otto PEREZ MOLINA
  • 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
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%
Congress of the Republic 2007-09-09 3,621,852 5,990,031 60.46%
President 2007-09-09 3,621,852 5,990,029 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%
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%
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%

Voter Turnout