Chilean presidential election, 1938
A presidential election was held in Chile
Chile ,officially the Republic of Chile , is a country in South America occupying a long, narrow coastal strip between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far...

 on October 25, 1938.


Candidate Party/Coalition Votes %
Pedro Aguirre Cerda
Pedro Aguirre Cerda
Pedro Aguirre Cerda was a Chilean political figure. A member of the Radical Party, he was chosen as the Popular Front's candidate for the 1938 presidential election, and was triumphally elected. He governed Chile until his death in 1941...

Radical Party of Chile
Radical Party of Chile may refer to the:*Radical Party *Social Democrat Radical Party...

/Popular Front
Popular Front (Chile)
The Popular Front in Chile was an electoral and political left-wing coalition from 1937 to February 1941, during the Presidential Republic Era...

227,720 50.44%
Gustavo Ross  Liberal/Conservative 218,609 49.51%
Carlos Ibáñez del Campo
Carlos Ibáñez del Campo
General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo was a Chilean Army officer and political figure. He served as dictator between 1927 and 1931 and as constitutional President from 1952 to 1958.- The coups of 1924 and 1925 :...

Alianza Popular Libertadora 192 0.04%
blanks/nulls 1,523
Total valid votes 446,441

* Withdrew candidacy before election and gave his support to Aguirre.

Source: Presidential Election 1938
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