Congress of the Republic

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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.


Election date(s)
06 Sep 2015
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature
No information available
Timing of election
Upon normal expiry
Number of seats at stake
Scope of elections
Full renewal


Number of parties contesting the election
The number of candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.

Voter turnout

Registered voters
Voter turnout


About the election

As in the previous elections, no party won an outright majority in the 158-member Congress of the Republic. According to unofficial results, Democratic Renewed Liberty (LIDER), led by Mr. Manuel Baldizon, came first, taking 45 seats. Mr. Baldizon had previously lost to Mr. Otto Perez Molina in a presidential run-off ballot in 2011. LIDER then went on to support President Molina in 2011–2015 legislature. National Unity of Hope (UNE), led by Ms. Sandra Torres Casanova (ex-wife of former President Álvaro Colom), followed with 32 seats. Three other parties took more than ten seats: Everyone Together for Guatemala (TODOS), led by former President of the central bank of Guatemala, Lizardo Sosa; the Patriotic Party (PP), established by Mr. Molina in 2001; and the National Convergence Front (FCN NACION), led by former actor Jimmy Morales. During the election campaigning, many candidates promised measures to tackle corruption and crime, and to take action on tax reform.

The 2015 elections followed the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina on 3 September over a corruption scandal. Vice-President Alejandro Maldonado was sworn in as the new President later on the same day to serve out the rest of Mr. Molina's term. The 79-year-old former Constitutional Court judge had become Vice-President in May 2015 when the then Vice-President, Roxana Baldetti, resigned due to the same scandal. Ms. Baldetti has been in custody since that time and maintains her innocence. On 17 September, Mr. Juan Alfonso Fuentes Soria was sworn in as the new Vice-President.

In the presidential elections, held in parallel with parliamentary elections, no candidate secured the required majority. In the run-off ballot held on 25 October, Mr. Morales defeated Ms. Torres. Mr. Maldonado is due to hand over power to the new President on 14 January 2016.

Number of parties winning seats
Percentage of parties winning seats
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition
Alternation of power after elections

Parties or coalitions winning seats

Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political group Total
Democratic Renewed Liberty (LIDER) 45
National Unity of Hope Party (UNE) 32
All together for Guatemala (TODOS) 18
Patriotic Party (PP) 18
National Convergence Front (FCN NACION) 11
Encounter for Guatemala (EG) 7
Nationalist Change Union (UCN) 7
Commitment, Renewal and Order (CREO) - Unionist Party (UNIONISTA) 5
Vision with Values (VIVA) 5
Convergence 3
National Advancement Party (PAN) 3
Force (FUERZA) 2
WINAQ- Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity (URNG) 2
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
Number of women elected
Percentage of women elected
Women Directly Elected

Congress of the Republic (01.12.2015)

Tribunal Supremo Electoral

International Foundation for Electoral Systems


The New York Times

New legislature

Total number of men after the election
Total number of women after the election
Percentage of women after the election
First-term parliamentarians
No information available
Percentage of first-term parliamentarians
No information available
Date of the first session
14 Jan 2016

First Speaker of the new legislature

Personal details for the first Speaker of the new legislature
Mario Taracena Díaz-Sol (Male)
Political party
National Unity of Hope Party (UNE)
Date of election
14 Jan 2016

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
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