1927 Chilean presidential election

Chilean general election, 1927

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NomineeCarlos Ibáñez del Campo
Popular vote223,741

President before election

Carlos Ibáñez


Carlos Ibáñez

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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 houses of the National Congress would come together to vote on the two candidates who received the most votes.[2]