ElectionGudie

Nov. 9, 2003 Held

2,764,965
Voted
Guatemala

Republic of Guatemala

Election for Congreso de la Republica (Guatemalan Congress of the Republic)

Results

46%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,764,965
Valid Votes:2,318,474
Invalid Votes:446,491

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Grand National Alliance 49 592,964

25.60%

Guatemalan Republican Front 41 470,554

20.30%

National Unity of Hope 30 426,184

18.40%

Others 7 369,228

15.90%

National Advancement Party 17 250,434

10.80%

Unionist Party 7 138,713

6.00%

New Nation Alliance 7 70,397

3.00%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 158 seats in the Congress of the Republic (Congreso de la Republica)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Alfonso Antonion PORTILLO Cabrera
  • Head of Government: President Alfonso Antonion PORTILLO Cabrera
  • 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 popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Congress of the Republic (Congreso de la Republica) 158 members are elected by popular vote.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Grand National Alliance (GANA)*
    • Leader: Jorge Francisco Gallardo FLORES (PSN), Otto Fernando Perez MOLINA (PP), Alfredo Skinner-Klee ARENALES (MR)
    • Seats won in this election: 49
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Guatemalan Republican Front (FRG)
    • Leader: Efrain RIOS Montt
    • Seats won in this election: 41
    • Seats won in last election: 63
  • Party: National Unity of Hope / (UNE)
    • Leader: Alvarado COLOM Caballeros
    • Seats won in this election: 30
    • Seats won in last election: 6
  • Party: National Advancement Party (PAN)
    • Leader: Leonel LOPEZ Rodas
    • Seats won in this election: 17
    • Seats won in last election: 37
  • Party: Unionista Party
    • Leader: Friederich Garcia-Gallont BISCHOF
    • Seats won in this election: 7
    • Seats won in last election: 10
  • Party: New Nation Alliance (ANN)******
    • Leader: Nineth Verenca MONTENEGRO Cottom, Rodolfo BAUER Paiz, Jorge Antonio BALSELLS TUT
    • Seats won in this election: 7
    • Seats won in last election: 9
  • Party: Guatemalan Christian Democracy (DCG)
    • Leader: Vinicio CEREZON Arevalo
    • Seats won in this election: N/A
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • Party: Union Democratica (UD)
    • Leader: Rodolfo PAIZ Andrade
    • Seats won in this election: N/A
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Others
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 7
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

* GANA consists of the the Partido Patriota (PP), Movimiento Reformador (MR), Partido Solidardidad Nacional (PSN)
****** The ANN consists of a coalition between the Authentic Integral Development (DIA), the Guatemalan Nacional Revolutionary Unity (URNG) and several smaller splinter groups.

Last Legislative election:

  • Last parliamentary elections were held on November 7, 1999.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 12,573,346 (2003)
  • Registered Voters: 5,073,282 (2003)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 6,436,434 (2003)

·         Is Guatemala a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (8 June 1981)

·         Has Guatemala ratified CEDAW: Yes (12 August 1982)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 13 (following the 2003 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 128 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Guatemala a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Guatemala ratified CRPD: Yes (7 April 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 1,886,001 (est.)