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Encyclopedia > Guatemala election, 2003
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Elections in Guatemala: 2003 Large flag of Guatemala File links The following pages link to this file: Guatemala Politics of Guatemala Latin America Organization of American States Freedom House User:AntonioMartin Alta Verapaz Sacatepéquez Football World Cup 2006 El Petén Izabal United Provinces of Central America Los Angeles Galaxy Columbus Crew F... The Elections and Parties Series Democracy Liberal democracy History of democracy Referenda Representative democracy Representation Voting Voting systems Elections Elections by country Elections by calender Electoral systems Politics Politics by country Political campaigns Political science Political philosophy Related topics Political parties Parties by country Parties by name Parties by ideology... (See Guatemala election, 2003) Government Guatemalas 1985 constitution provides for a separation of powers among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government. ... Political parties in Guatemala lists political parties in Guatemala. ... Politics of Guatemala Categories: Election related stubs | Elections in Guatemala ...

A General Election was held in Guatemala on 9 November 2003. Voters went to the polls to elect a new President (and Vice-President), a new legislature (deputies for the unicameral Congreso de la República), municipal governments, and Guatemala's deputies to the Central American Parliament. November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The President of Guatemala has been the usual title of the leader of Guatemala since 1851, when that title was assumed by José Rafael Carrera, who had been acting as head of government as general and Caudillo since 1840. ... The Congress of the Republic (Spanish: Congreso de la República) is the unicameral legislature of the Republic of Guatemala. ... The Central American Parliament, also know by the abbreviation Parlacen (from the Spanish Parlamento Centroamericano) is a political institution devoted to the integration of the Central American countries. ...

Presidential Election

The ruling Republican Front of Guatemala (FRG) nominated former military ruler Efraín Ríos Montt to succeed outgoing president Alfonso Portillo Cabrera. A constitutional ban on former coup leaders (Ríos Montt during 1982-83) led to strong conflict inside the country, including the besiegement of Guatemala for a day. In the first round of voting, Ríos Montt came third behind the centrist mayor of Guatemala City, Óscar Berger, and the more left-wing candidate Álvaro Colom. The Guatemalan Republican Front (Spanish:Frente Republicano Guatemalteco (FRG)) is a political party in Guatemala. ... Efraín Ríos Montt on the campaign trail in 2003 José Efraín Ríos Montt (b. ... Categories: Stub | 1951 births | Presidents of Guatemala ... Guatemala City (in full, La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción; locally known as Guatemala or, informally, Guate) is the capital and largest city in Guatemala and Central America. ... Pres. ... Álvaro Colom Caballeros (born 15 June 1951 in Guatemala City) is a Guatemalan politician, member of the centre left National Union of Hope (UNE). ...

Since no candidate secured an absolute majority in this first round, a run-off vote between the top two candidates was held on 28 December, which Berger won with 54% of the votes. December 28 is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 3 days remaining. ...

National Summary of Voting


  • FRG – Frente Republicano Guatemalteco (Republican Front of Guatemala)
  • PP-MR-PSN – Partido Patriota, Movimiento Reformador, Partido Solidaridad Nacional (Patriotic Party, Reformist Movement, National Solidarity Party)
  • UNE – Unidad Nacional de la Esperanza (National Union for Hope)
 FIRST ROUND: 9 NOVEMBER 2003 =================================================================== Candidate Party Votes % ------------------------------------------------------------------- Óscar BERGER Perdomo PP-MR-PSN 903,343 34.5 Álvaro COLOM Caballeros UNE 694,082 26.5 Efraín RÍOS MONTT FRG 503,679 19.2 Others 520,046 19.8 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Total 2,621,150 ------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 SECOND ROUND: 28 DECEMBER 2003 =================================================================== Candidate Party Votes % ------------------------------------------------------------------- Óscar BERGER Perdomo PP-MR-PSN 1,235,303 54.13 Álvaro COLOM Caballeros UNE 1,046,868 45.87 Spoilt/invalid votes 67,106 2.83 Ballot papers left blank 24,192 1.02 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Total 2,373,469 ------------------------------------------------------------------- 

Legislative election


  • ANN – Alianza Nueva Nación (New Nation Alliance)
  • FRG – Frente Republicano Guatemalteco (Republican Front of Guatemala)
  • PAN – Partido de Avanzada Nacional (National Advancement Party)
  • PP-MR-PSN – Partido Patriota, Movimiento Reformador, Partido Solidaridad Nacional (Patriotic Party, Reformist Movement, National Solidarity Party)
  • PU – Partido Unionista (Unionist Party)
  • UNE – Unidad Nacional de la Esperanza (National Unity for Hope)
 NATIONAL SUMMARY =================================================================== Registered voters: 5,073,282 Total votes cast: 2,764,965 54.5 Valid votes: 2,318,474 83.8 Invalid and blank votes: 446,491 16.2 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Party Voters % Seats ------------------------------------------------------------------- ANN 70,397 03.0 7 FRG 470,554 20.3 41 PAN 250,434 10.8 17 PP-MR-PSN 592,964 25.6 49 PU 138,713 06.0 7 UNE 426,184 18.4 30 Others 369,228 15.9 7 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Total 2,318,474 158 ------------------------------------------------------------------- 

Source: Adam Carr's Election Archive, using figures from the Supreme Electoral Tribunal website.

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The Republic of Guatemala is a country in Central America, in the south of the continent of North America, bordering both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
From the 3rd century BCE to the 11th century CE, the lowlands area of the Petén region of Guatemala was the heart of the flourishing Maya civilization.
Guatemala's unicameral parliament, the Congreso de la República (Congress of the Republic) with 158 seats, is elected every four years, concurrently with the presidential elections.
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