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Chilean Presidential election, 1994 (Napoleon's World)

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1990 Flag of Chile 1998
Chilean Presidential election, 1994
January 16, 1994
Arturo Alessandri Besa Almeyda Clodomiro Ernesto Platera
Candidate Arturo Alessandri Besa Clodomiro Almeyda Ernesto Platera
Party PN PSDP PCCh
Alliance CDN PSDP/PDS
Percentage 53.4%
Vladimir Anselmo Sule Candia Francisco Javier Errazuriz
Candidate Anselmo Sule Francisco J. Errazuriz
Party PR Ind.

The Chilean Presidential election of 1994 was held on January 16, 1994, with a potential second round of voting scheduled for February 13. Arturo Alessandri Besa of the National Party emerged victorious against five opponents in the first round, the only President since the electoral terms of the 1990 Constitution were agreed upon to win an election on the first ballot, and earning both the highest percentage of votes (53.4%) and the highest total number of votes. The 1994 election marked the first peaceful and democratic transfer of power from one political party to another in Chile since the 1960's, as the Provisional Transition Government of 1989-90 consisted of no political party and had come to power through popular revolt. In the Congressional election, which took place the same day, the Chilean right achieved great gains to shore up President Alessandri Besa's mandate. It was the last election in which the Liberal Renewal ran a candidate independently of the other conservative parties, and was the last election prior to the formation of the UDP by the PSDP and PDS.

Background

Results

Ballot
number
Candidate Party Votes  % Result
1 Clodomiro Almeyda PSDP-PDS 14.3 Eliminated
2 Anselmo Sule PR 20.1 Eliminated
3 Arturo Alessandri Besa PN-UG-PDC 53.4 Won
4 Ernesto Platera PCCh 4.1 Eliminated
5 Fernando Tapia RL 2.5 Eliminated
6 Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ind. 5.6 Eliminated

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