Nov. 4, 2007 Held


Republic of Guatemala

Election for Guatemalan Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:2,884,715
Valid Votes:2,733,501
Invalid Votes:151,214

Vote Share by Candidate:

Alvaro COLOM1,444,268


General Otto PEREZ Molina1,289,233

Election Results Modified: Nov 05, 2007

General Information

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 Esparanza
  • General Otto PEREZ Molina
    • Party: Patriotic Party (PP) / Partido Patriota

Population and number of registered voters:

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

Election Modified: Aug 17, 2023

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