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1910 Argentine general election

1910 Argentine general election

Presidential election
← 1904 13 March 1910 1916 →

300 members of the Electoral College
151 votes needed to win
 
Nominee Roque Sáenz Peña Adolfo Contte
Party National Autonomist Party Liberal Party of Corrientes
Running mate Victorino de la Plaza Valentín Virasoro
Electoral vote 265[a] 1
States carried 15 0
Percentage 99.6% 0.4%
Legislative election
← 1908 13 March 1910 1912 →

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

63
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
President before President after
José Figueroa Alcorta
National Autonomist Party
Roque Sáenz Peña
National Autonomist Party

The Argentine presidential election of 1910 was held on 13 March to choose the president of Argentina and 63 of 120 seats in the Chamber of Deputies. Roque Sáenz Peña was elected president.

Background

The ailing President Quintana's death in 1906 was the beginning of the end of Roca's dominance of national politics and policy. Moderate opposition to the PAN had greatly eroded its majorities in Congress, the very day the president died, and within months, Bartolomé Mitre and Carlos Pellegrini were dead, as well. President José Figueroa Alcorta defied Roca by signing many of Congressman Palacios' labor law reform bills and by 1909, Figueroa Alcorta was poised to nominate the reformist who had been turned away in 1892: Roque Sáenz Peña.[1]

Other prominent conservatives, such as La Nación publisher Emilio Mitre and Buenos Aires Governor Marcelino Ugarte, presented token candidacies. Sáenz Peña, who was the Ambassador to Italy and did not campaign, was selected unanimously on April 12, 1910. He promptly began negotiations with UCR leader Hipólito Yrigoyen for the introduction of legislation providing for universal male suffrage and the secret ballot. The president struggled over the bill with a still-conservative Congress, and on 10 February 1912, the Senate narrowly passed Law 8871. Providing for free and fair elections, as well as for the country's first uniform system of voter registration, the Sáenz Peña Law brought the prolonged "vote song" to an end.[2]

Results

President

Argentine Republic
Population 7,092,000
Voters 199,000
Turnout 2.8%
Presidential Candidates Party Electoral Votes
Roque Sáenz Peña National Autonomist Party 265[a]
Adolfo Contte Liberal Party of Corrientes 1
Total voters 266
Did not vote 34
Total 300
Vice Presidential Candidates Party Electoral Votes
Victorino de la Plaza National Autonomist Party 262[b]
Indalecio Gómez 2
Manuel María de Iriondo Radical Civic Union 1
Valentín Virasoro Liberal Party of Corrientes 1
Total voters 266
Did not vote 34
Total 300

Results by Province

Province President Vice President
Sáenz Peña Contte de la Plaza Gómez de Iriondo Virasoro
Buenos Aires City 41 41
Buenos Aires 49 49
Catamarca 9 9
Córdoba 24 21 2 1
Corrientes 16 1 16 1
Entre Ríos 19 19
Jujuy 6 6
La Rioja 7 7
Mendoza 12 12
Salta 12 12
San Juan 10 10
San Luis 10 10
Santa Fe 25 25
Santiago del Estero 9 9
Tucumán 16 16
Total 265[a] 1 262[b] 2 1 1

Chamber of Deputies

National Autonomist Party and its allies won all 63 seats in the election.

Notes

  1. ^ Todo Argentina: 1910 Archived 2018-07-05 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Todo Argentina: 1912 Archived 2018-04-10 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)
  1. ^ a b c Although only 265 electors voted for Roque Sáenz Peña, in the final count he appears with 264 votes.
  2. ^ a b Although only 262 electors voted for Victorino de la Plaza, in the final count he appears with 259 votes.

References

  • Diario de sesiones de la Cámara de Senadores - Año 1910 - Tomo I. Buenos Aires: Establecimiento Tipográfico "El Comercio". 1910. pp. 336–354.
  • 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). www.mininterior.gov.ar. Ministry of the Interior. December 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 September 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
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