June 25, 2023 Held


Republic of Guatemala

Election for Guatemalan Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:5,565,598
Valid Votes:4,212,460
Invalid Votes:56,832

Vote Share by Candidate:

Sandra Julieta TORRES888,924


Bernardo ARÉVALO de Léon653,486


Manuel CONDE436,918


Armando CASTILLO397,469


Edmond MULET Lesieur369,903


Zury RÍOS Sosa366,574

Election Results Modified: Aug 02, 2023

General Information

At Stake in this Election: 

  • The Presidency of Guatemala 

Government Structure:  

  • Chief of State: President Alejandro GIAMMATTEI (since 14 January 2020) 

  • Head of Government: President Alejandro GIAMMATTEI (since 14 January 2020) 

  • Assembly: unicameral Congress (Congreso de la República) with 160 seats 

Electoral System:  

  • The President is directly elected by absolute majority vote in up to two rounds. The President serves a single 4-year term and is not eligible for reelection. 

  • The President and Vice President are elected together, as a slate. 

  • Within the Congress, 128 members are elected from multi-seat departmental constituencies and 32 additional members are elected in a single, nationwide constituency by closed party-list proportional representation vote. All 160 members are directly elected and serve 4-year terms. 

Last Election: 

In 2019, Alejandro GIAMMATEI (Vamos) won the presidency in the second round with 57.95% of the vote. Voter turnout was 40.39% in the second round. 

Key Deadlines: 

  • Candidate filing deadline: 26 March 2023 

  • Voter registration deadline: 25 March 2023 

Main Candidates in this Election:  

  • Sandra TORRES Casanova 

    • Party: Unidad Nacional de la Esperanza 

  • Bernardo ARÉVALO de León

    • Party: Movimiento Semilla

  • Rudio LECSAN Mérida 

    • Party: Partido Humanista de Guatemala (PHG) 

  • Ricardo SAGASTUME Morales 

  • Party: Todos 

  • Zury RÍOS Sosa 

  • Party: Valor – Unionista 

  • Amílcar RIVERA Estévez 

  • Party: Victoria 

  • Manuel VILLACORTA 

  • Party: VOS 

  • Manuel Eduardo “Meme” CONDE Orellana 

  • Party: Vamos 

  • 17 additional candidates from smaller parties 

Population and Registered Voters: 

Gender Data: 

Disability Data: 

IFES Resources: 

  • Does IFES have a presence in Guatemala: Yes, country office  

  • Election Access: Yes 

  • Election Judgements: Yes, 2 judgments and 11 resources 

  • Election FAQs: Yes 

Election Modified: Jul 26, 2023

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