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1860 Argentine presidential election

1860 Argentine general election

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125 members of the Electoral College
63 votes needed to win
Nominee Santiago Derqui Mariano Fragueiro
Party Federal Unitarian
Electoral vote 72 46
States carried 9 4
Percentage 57.6% 36.8%

Most voted party by province.

President before election

Justo José de Urquiza

Elected President

Santiago Derqui

The Argentine presidential election of 1860 was held on 6 February to choose the second president of the Argentine Confederation. Santiago Derqui was elected president.

The Buenos Aires Province seceded from the Confederation as the State of Buenos Aires on 11 September 1852 and did not participate in elections until 1862.


Argentine Confederation
Population 1,280,000
Voters 12,800
Turnout 1%
Presidential Candidates Party Electoral Votes
Santiago Derqui Federal 72
Mariano Fragueiro Unitarian 46
Salvador María del Carril Unitarian 4
Juan Bautista Alberdi 2
Tomás Guido 1
Total 125
Vice Presidential Candidates Party Electoral Votes Congress Vote[a]
Marcos Paz 49 22
Juan Esteban Pedernera Unitarian 45 32
Benjamín Virasoro Federal 17
Juan Gregorio Pujol Federal 12
Juan Bautista Alberdi 1
Santiago Derqui Federal 1
Total 125 54

Results by Province

Province President Vice President
Derqui Fragueiro del Carril Guido Alberdi Paz Pedernera Virasoro Pujol Alberdi Derqui
Catamarca 10 10
Córdoba 16 15 1
Corrientes 12 12
Entre Ríos 6 2 8
Federal Territory of Paraná [es] Did not vote Did not vote
Jujuy 8 8
La Rioja 8 8
Mendoza 8 7 1
Salta 6 4 4 5 1
San Juan 8 8
San Luis 8 8
Santa Fe 6 1 7
Santiago del Estero 12 12
Tucumán 10 10
Total 72 46 4 2 1 49 45 17 12 1 1


  1. ^ As none of the candidates obtained the majority of voters required by the Constitution, the Congress elected the Vice President.


  • Cámara de Senadores - Actas de las Sesiones del Paraná Correspondientes al Año de 1860. Buenos Aires: Imprenta de la Nación. 1887. pp. 8–11.
  • Barreto Constantín, Ana María (2014). Vida de un Caudillo. Buenos Aires: Editorial Dunken. p. 54. ISBN 978-9870276968.
  • Lorenzo, Celso Ramón (1999). Manual de Historia Constitucional Argentina, Volumen 3. Rosario: Editorial Juris. pp. 4–5. ISBN 950-817-111-1.
  • "Sucedió un 6 de febrero". Facebook Archivo General de la Provincia de Entre Ríos. 6 February 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  • "Historia Electoral Argentina (1912-2007), p. 58" (PDF). Ministry of the Interior. December 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 September 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2017.

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