Mexican general election, 1946

Mexican general election, 1946
1940 ←
July 7, 1946
→ 1958

Nominee Miguel Alemán Valdés Ezequiel Padilla Peñaloza
Party PRI
Popular vote 1,786,901 443,357
Percentage 77.9% 19.3%

President before election

Manuel Ávila Camacho

Elected President

Miguel Alemán Valdés

General elections were held in Mexico on 7 July 1946.[1] The presidential elections were won by Miguel Alemán Valdés, who received 77.9% of the vote. In the Chamber of Deputies election, the Institutional Revolutionary Party won 141 of the 147 seats.[2]



Candidate Party Votes %
Miguel Alemán Valdés Institutional Revolutionary Party 1,786,901 77.9
Ezequiel Padilla Peñaloza Mexican Democratic Party 443,357 19.3
Carlos Calderón Revolutionary National Claim-Laying Popular Party 33,952 1.5
Jesus Agustín Castro National Constitutionalist Party 29,337 1.3
Other candidates 1,181 0.1
Invalid/blank votes
Total 2,294,728 100
Source: Nohlen

Chamber of Deputies

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Institutional Revolutionary Party 1,687,284 73.5 141 -6
National Action Party 51,312 2.2 4 +4
Mexican Communist Party 10,542 0.5 0
Other parties 545,790 23.8 2
Invalid/blank votes
Total 2,294,928 100 147 0
Source: Nohlen


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