Guatemala

Congress of the Republic

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
25.06.2023
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
30.06.2027
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
160
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
As in the previous elections, no party won an outright majority in the 160-member Congress of the Republic. President Alejandro Giammattei's Let’s Go for a Different Guatemala (Vamos) more than doubled its share of seats from 16 to 39. On the contrary, the National Unity of Hope Party (UNE), the largest party in the outgoing legislature, led by former First Lady Sandra Torres, nearly halved its share from 54 to 28 seats. Mr. Bernardo Arévalo’s Seed Movement (Semilla), for its part, more than tripled its share of seats from 7 to 23. Mr. Arévalo is an ex-diplomat and son of former President Juan José Arévalo.

The first round of the presidential elections was held in parallel with parliamentary elections. President Giammattei was barred from seeking the second term. After the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) announced that Ms. Torres (UNE) and Mr. Arévalo (Semilla) – who ran on an anti-corruption platform – would advance to the second round, several political parties filed petitions at a court alleging irregularities. On 12 July, the Attorney General’s Office announced the suspension of the Seed Movement, stating that investigations showed irregularities in the registration of more than 5,000 party members. The announcement triggered street protests. On 14 July, the TSE confirmed the initial results, paving the way for the run-off elections of 20 August. Mr. Arévalo (Seed Movement) won the run-offs. He is due to take over as President on 14 January 2024.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
17
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
24.38%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
Yes
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Let’s Go for a Different Guatemala (Vamos) 39
National Unity of Hope Party (UNE) 28
Seed Movement (Semilla) 23
Cabal 18
Vision with Values (VIVA) 11
Coalition between the Unionist Party and Valor 7
All together for Guatemala (TODOS) 6
VALOR 5
National Welfare (BIEN) 4
Will, Opportunity and Solidarity (Vos) 4
Commitment, Renewal and Order (CREO) 3
We (Nosotros) 3
Victory (Victoria) 3
Blue Party 2
Elephant Community 2
Change 1
Coalition between Winaq and the URNG (National Revolutionary Unity of Guatemala) 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
128
Number of women elected
32
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
20%
Women Directly Elected
32

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
128
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
32
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
14.01.2024