1946 Chilean presidential election

Chilean presidential election, 1946

← 1942Wednesday September 4, 19461952 →
Turnout75.93% Decrease5.4%
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CandidateGabriel González VidelaEduardo Cruz-Coke
AllianceDemocratic AllianceNational Falange
Popular vote192,207142,441

 FAlessandriR.jpgBernardo Ibáñez Aguila.jpg
CandidateFernando AlessandriBernardo Ibáñez
Popular vote131,02312,114
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Presidential elections were held in Chile on September 4, 1946.[1] The result was a victory for Gabriel González Videla of the Radical Party, who received 40% of the public vote and 75% of the Congressional 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]