1998 Colombian presidential election

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1998 Colombian presidential election

← 1994 31 May 1998 (first round)
21 June 1998 (second round)
2002 →
Turnout51.6% (first round) Increase 8.3%
59.0% (second round) Increase 7.4%
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Nominee Andrés Pastrana Arango Horacio Serpa
Party Conservative Liberal
Home state Bogotá Santander
Running mate Gustavo Bell María Emma Mejía Vélez
Popular vote 6,114,752 5,658,518
Percentage 51.9% 48.1%

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Winner by department, Second Round

President before election

Ernesto Samper
Liberal

Elected President

Andrés Pastrana Arango
Conservative

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Presidential elections were held in Colombia on 31 May 1998, with a second round on 21 June.[1] Although Horacio Serpa of the Liberal Party received the most votes in the first round, the result was a victory for Andrés Pastrana Arango of the Great Alliance for Change, who received 51.9% of the vote in the run-off.[2]

Results[edit]

First round results by Department
  Won by Horacio Serpa
  Won by Andres Pastrana
  Won by Noemí Sanín
Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Horacio Serpa Liberal Party 3,696,334 34.4 5,658,518 48.1
Andrés Pastrana Arango Great Alliance for Change 3,653,048 34.0 6,114,752 51.9
Noemí Sanín Yes Colombia 2,845,750 26.4
Harold Bedoya Pizarro Force Colombia 193,037 1.8
Beatríz Cuellar 30,832 0.3
Germán Rojas Niño 16,072 0.2
Jorge Hernán Betancur 13,892 0.1
Jesús Antonio Lozano 11,834 0.1
Jorge Pulido 11,500 0.1
Guillermo Alemán 9,885 0.1
Efraín Díaz Valderrama 9,225 0.1
Guillermo Nanneti 8,862 0.1
Francisco Cordoba Zartha 5,891 0.1
Invalid/blank votes 245,273 536,837
Total 10,751,465 100 12,310,107 100
Registered voters/turnout 20,856,150 51.6 20,857,801 59.0
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p306 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p357