ElectionGudie

Sept. 9, 2007 Held

3,621,852
Voted
Guatemala

Republic of Guatemala

Election for President

Results

55%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,621,852
Valid Votes:3,280,609
Invalid Votes:341,243

Candidates:

Alvaro COLOM Caballeros926,244

28.20

Otto Pérez PEREZ Molina771,175

23.50

Alejandro GIAMMATEI565,270

17.20

Jose Eduardo SUGER Cofiño244,448

7.50

Luis RABBE239,208

7.30

Manuel Eduardo Conde ORELLANA103,603

3.20

Rigoberta MENCHU Cum101,316

3.10

Fritz GARCIA Gallon95,743

2.90

Oscar CASTANEDA83,826

2.60

Miguel SANDOVAL70,080

2.10

Manuel CONDE24,971

0

Pablo MONSANTO19,377

0

Hector ROSALES18,819

0

Vinicio CEREZO16,529

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Guatemala

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Oscar Jose Rafael BERGER Perdomo
  • Head of Government: President Oscar Jose Rafael BERGER Perdomo
  • 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 through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

*** Of the 158 members, 127 are departmental-level representatives selected through departmental lists; 31 are national-level representatives selected through national party lists. All members are elected to four-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Alvaro COLOM
    • Party: National Unity for Hope (UNE) / Unidad Nacional de la Esperanza
  • General Otto PEREZ Molina
    • Party: Patriotic Party (PP) / Partido Patriota
  • Alejandro GIAMMATEI
    • Party: Grand National Alliance (GANA) / Gran Alianza Nacional
  • Luis RABBE
    • Party: Guatemalan Republic Front (FRG) / Frente Republicano Guatemalteco
  • Oscar CASTANEDA
    • Party: National Advancement Party (PAN) / Patrido Avanzada Nacional
  • Mario ESTRADA
    • Party: Union del Cambio Nacionalista (UCN)
  • Vinicio CEREZO
    • Party: Democracia Cristiana Guatemalteca (DCG)
  • Fritz GARCIA Gallon
    • Party: Union Party (PU) / Partido Unionista
  • Eduardo SUGER
    • Party: Center for Social Action (CASA) / Centro de Accion Social
  • Rigoberta MENCHU Cum
    • Party: Encuentro por Guatemala
  • Manuel CONDE
    • Party: Democratic Union (UD) / Union Democratica
  • Miguel SANDOVAL
    • Party: Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca (URNG-MAIZ)
  • Pablo MONSANTO
    • Party: New Nation Alliance (ANN) / Alianza Nueva Nacion
  • Hector ROSALES
    • Party: Desarrollo Integral Autentico (DIA)

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 13,797,629 (2007)
  • Registered Voters: 5,990,029 (July 2007 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 7,062,183 (2007)

·         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: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 19 (following the 2007 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: 2,069,644 (est.)