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Guatemala

Republic of Guatemala

14,373,472 11

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

58.41%

Registered Voters (as of )

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
President 2003-11-09 2,836,671 5,073,282 55.91%
Congress of the Republic 2003-11-09 2,764,965 5,073,282 54.5%
President 2003-12-28 2,373,469 5,073,282 46.78%
President 2007-09-09 3,615,867 5,990,031 60.36%
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%
Congress of the Republic 2011-09-11 5,090,030 7,340,841 69.34%
President 2011-09-11 5,093,230 7,340,841 69.38%
President 2011-11-06 4,465,118 7,340,841 60.83%
Congress of the Republic 2015-09-13 - - -
President 2015-09-13 - - -

Voter Turnout