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1898 Argentine general election

1898 Argentine general election

Presidential election
← 1892 10 April 1898 1904 →

300 members of the Electoral College
151 votes needed to win
Nominee Julio Argentino Roca Bartolomé Mitre
Party National Autonomist Party National Civic Union
Running mate Norberto Quirno Costa Juan Eusebio Torrent
Electoral vote 218 38
States carried 14 0
Percentage 85.2% 14.8%
Legislative election
← 1896 10 April 1898 1900 →

79 of 120 seats in the Chamber of Deputies
Party Seats
National Autonomist Party

This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
President before President after
José Evaristo Uriburu
National Autonomist Party
Julio Argentino Roca
National Autonomist Party

The Argentine presidential election of 1898 was held on 10 April to choose the president of Argentina and 79 of 120 seats in the Chamber of Deputies. Julio Argentino Roca was elected president for a second period.


Having obtained the aging Luis Sáenz Peña's resignation in favor of Vice President José Evaristo Uriburu (who was good stead with both Roca and Mitre), Roca once again carried the PAN standard in 1898. The UCR, which had lost its founder, Leandro Alem, to suicide in 1896, was divided between those who backed Senator Bernardo de Irigoyen's drive to form coalitions with more conservative parties, and those who supported the party's new leader, Hipólito Yrigoyen (who boycotted this and future "election songs" – establishing what later became known as the UCR's "break before bending" policy).[1] Public debate was heated on the eve of the January 30 elections to a constitutional assembly entrusted to increase the number of congressmen and cabinet members, as well before the April 10, 1898, general election. The electoral college yielded no surprises, though, and Roca was returned to the presidency.[2]



Argentine Republic
Population 4,462,000
Voters 89,200
Turnout 2%
Presidential Candidates Party Electoral Votes
Julio Argentino Roca National Autonomist Party 218
Bartolomé Mitre National Civic Union 38
Total voters 256
Did not vote 44
Total 300
Vice Presidential Candidates Party Electoral Votes
Norberto Quirno Costa National Autonomist Party 217
Juan Eusebio Torrent National Civic Union 23
Valentín Virasoro Liberal Party of Corrientes 7
Julio Argentino Roca National Autonomist Party 6
Lino D. Churruarín Radical Civic Union 1
Emilio E. Gouchón Radical Civic Union 1
Bartolomé Mitre National Civic Union 1
Total voters 256
Did not vote 44
Total 300

Results by Province

Province President Vice President
Roca Mitre Quirno Costa Torrent Virasoro Roca Churruarín Gouchón Mitre
Buenos Aires City 22 13 22 10 1 1 1
Buenos Aires 23 18 23 13 5[a]
Catamarca 10 10
Córdoba 24 24
Corrientes 7 7 7 7
Entre Ríos 20 19 1
Jujuy 8 8
La Rioja 8 8
Mendoza 11 11
Salta 9 9
San Juan 8 8
San Luis 9 9
Santa Fe 28 28
Santiago del Estero 14 14
Tucumán 17 17
Total 218 38 217 23 7 6 1 1 1

Chamber of Deputies

National Autonomist Party and its allies won all 79 seats in the election.


  1. ^ Levene, Ricardo. A History of Argentina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1937.
  2. ^ Todo Argentina: 1898 Archived 2017-11-24 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)
  1. ^ In the vote table these 5 votes appear incorrectly as 5 votes from Córdoba.


  • Diario de Sesiones de la Cámara de Senadores - Período de 1898. Buenos Aires: Imprenta del "Boletín Oficial". 1898. p. 220.
  • Duhalde, Eduardo Luis (2007). Acción Parlamentaria de John William Cooke. Buenos Aires: Colihue. p. 232. ISBN 978-950-563-460-6.
  • "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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