Guatemalan general election, 1966

General elections were held in Guatemala on 6 March 1966.[1] After no candidate received 50% or more of the national vote, Julio César Méndez Montenegro was elected President by Congress on 10 May. On the Congressional elections, the Revolutionary Party won 28 of the 54 seats. Voter turnout was 56.27% in the presidential election and 55.01% in the Congressional elections



Candidate Party Public vote Congress vote
Votes % Votes %
Julio César Méndez Montenegro Revolutionary Party 209,204 44.78 35 64.81
Juan de Dios Aguilar de León Institutional Democratic Party 148,025 31.68 19 35.19
Miguel Angel Ponciano National Liberation Movement 109,981 23.54 - -
Invalid/blank votes 64,060 - 0 -
Total 531,270 100 54 100
Source: Nohlen


Party Votes % Seats
Revolutionary Party 192,366 44.07 29
Institutional Democratic Party 138,873 31.81 21
National Liberation Movement 105,306 24.12 5
Invalid/blank votes 82,848 - -
Total 519,393 100 55
Source: Nohlen



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  • Elections in the Americas A Data Handbook Volume 1. North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Edited by Dieter Nohlen. 2005.
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