The 1999 elections in Guatemala

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Fabrice Lehoucq, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: On 7 November 1999, something more than half the registered electors of Guatemala cast their votes in presidential, legislative, and municipal elections. Since the transition to democracy in the mid-1980s, Guatemala’s citizens have elected four governments — a record in a country with a history of long-lasting military dictatorships. Although turnout rates remain low, the 1999 elections were free and fair. And despite the election of a populist candidate to the presidency, and one formerly aligned with the left, no military faction or business association protested the results. These elections may, then, confirm that competitive politics are here to stay in Guate-mala.

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Electoral Studies
Language: English
Date: 2002
Guatemala, Elections, Political Science, Government Reform

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