Chilean presidential election, 1931

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Presidential elections were held in Chile on 4 October 1931.[1] The result was a victory for Juan Esteban Montero of the Radical Party, who received 64% 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 %
Juan Esteban MonteroRadical Party182,17763.7
Arturo AlessandriLiberal Party99,07534.7
Elías LafferteCommunist Party2,4340.9
Manuel HidalgoCommunist Left1,2630.4
Others and blank votes8610.3
Registered voters/turnout388,95973.5
Source: Nohlen


  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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