ElectionGudie

June 16, 2019 Confirmed

5,066,479
Voted
Guatemala

Republic of Guatemala

Election for President

Results

62%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:5,066,479
Valid Votes:5,066,479
Invalid Votes:59,504

Candidates:

Sandra Julieta TORRES1,122,630

25.54

Alejandro GIAMMATEI613,302

13.95

Edmond Mulet492,799

11.21

Thelma Cabrera455,874

10.37

Patricia de ARZU267,256

6.08

Isaac Farchi259,288

5.90

Manuel Villacorta229,466

5.22

Estuardo Galdámez180,983

4.12

Mario ESTRADA164,722

3.75

Thelma Cabrera137,769

3.13

Amílcar Rivera111,734

2.54

Pablo Ceto94,810

2.16

Pablo Duarte63,018

1.43

Manfredo Marroquín50,298

1.14

More Info:

At Stake in this Election:       

  • The office of President of Guatemala 

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 República) with 160 seats. 

* Current President Jimmy Ernesto MORALES is ineligible for reelection.  

Electoral System: 

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve one four-year term. If no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the votes in the first round, the top two candidates go to a second round. 

Main Candidates in this Election:* 

  • Sandra TORRES 

    • Party: National Unity of Hope / Unidad Nacional de la Esparanza (UNE) 

  • Alejandro GIAMMATTEI 

    • Party: Let’s Go for a Different Guatemala / Vamos por una Guatemala Diferente (Vamos) 

  • Edwin ESCOBAR 

    • Party: Citizen’s Prosperity / Prosperidad Cuidadana 

  • Mario ESTRADA 

    • Party: Union for National Change / Unión del Cambio Nacional (UCN) 

  • Julio Héctor ESTRADA 

    • Party: Commitment, Renewal, and Order / Compromiso, Renovación y Orden (CREO) 

  • Roberto ARZÚ 

    • Party: Party of National Advancement / Partido de Avanzada Nacional (PAN) 

  • Edmond MULET ​

    • Party: Humanist Party / Partido Humanista 

* Based on polling. There are 21 candidates in this election.

Population and Registered Voters: 

  • Population: 17,577,842 (2019 est.)  

  • Registered Voters: 8,149,793 (as of March 2019)

Gender Data: 

  • Female Population: 8,922,811 (2019 est.)  

  • 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 Legislators: 21 (13%) of 158 seats in the Congress of the Republic 

  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 127 (2018) 

  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2019) 

Disability Data: 

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

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

  • Population with a disability: 2,237,850 (est.)