Sept. 6, 2015 Held


Republic of Guatemala

Election for Guatemalan Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:5,390,005
Valid Votes:4,894,009
Invalid Votes:495,996

Vote Share by Candidate:

James Ernesto MORALES1,167,030


Sandra Julieta TORRES967,242


Manuel Antonio Baldizon Mendez961,284

Election Results Modified: Oct 02, 2015

General Information

*Note: A second-round runoff will be held 25 October 2015. 

At stake in this election:      

  • The office of President of Guatemala

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Otto PÉREZ Molina
  • Head of Government: President Otto PÉREZ 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.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race[1]:

  • Candidate: Manuel BALDIZÓN
  • Candidate: Sandra Julieta TORRES Casanova
  • Candidate: Mario ESTRADA Orellana
    • Party: National Union for Change / Union del Cambio Nacional (UCN)
  • Candidate: Roberto GONZALEZ
    • Party: Commitment, Renovation, and Order/Compromiso, Renovacion y Orden
  • Candidate: Juan GUTIERREZ
    • Party: National Advancement Party/Partido de Avanzada Nacional
  • Candidate: Zury RIOS
    • Party: Vision with Values Party/Vision con Valores
  • Candidate: Roberto ALEJO Cámbara
    • Party: Everyone Together for Guatemala / Todos (TODOS)

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 14,647,083 (2014 est.)[2]
  • Registered Voters: 7,740,249[3]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 7,423,314 (2014 est.)[4]
  • Is Guatemala a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (8 June 1981)
  • Has Guatemala ratified CEDAW: Yes (12 August 1982)[5]
  • Gender Quota: No[6]
  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Legislators: 21 (13%) of 158 seats in the Congress of the Republic[7]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 125[8]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium[9]

Disability Data:

  • Is Guatemala a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
  • Has Guatemala ratified CRPD: Yes (7 April 2009)[10]
  • Population with a disability: 2,156,021[11]
Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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