ElectionGudie

Nov. 6, 2011 Held

4,465,118
Voted
Guatemala

Republic of Guatemala

Election for President

Results

58%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:4,465,118
Valid Votes:4,281,982
Invalid Votes:183,136

Candidates:

Otto Pérez PEREZ Molina2,300,979

53.74

Manuel BALDIZON1,981,003

46.26

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Guatemala

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Alvaro COLOM Caballeros
  • Head of Government: President Alvaro COLOM Caballeros
  • 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 Second Round of the Presidential race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 15,049,280 (2011)
  • Registered Voters: 7,340,841 (September 2011)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 7,695,559 (2011)

·         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 Parliamentarians: 21 (following the 2011 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: 2,257,392 (est.)