Chilean presidential election, 1927

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Presidential elections were held in Chile on 22 May 1927,[1] following the resignation of President Emiliano Figueroa. The result was a victory for Interior Minister Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, who ran as an independent and received 98% of the vote.

Electoral system

The election was held using the absolute majority system, under which a candidate had to receive over 50% of the popular vote to be elected. If no candidate received over 50% of the vote, both house of the National Congress would come together to vote on the two candidates that received the most votes.[2]


Candidate Party Votes %
Carlos Ibáñez del CampoIndependent223,74198.0
Elías LafferteCommunist Party4,6272.0
Invalid/blank votes3,004
Registered voters/turnout328,70070.4
Source: Nohlen, Chilean Electoral Database


  1. Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p262 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. Nohlen, p259
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