1898 Argentine presidential election
The Argentine presidential election of 1898 was held on 10 April to choose the president of Argentina. Julio Argentino Roca was elected president for a second period.
300 members of the Electoral College
151 votes needed to win
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). 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.
|Presidential Candidates||Party||Electoral Votes|
|Julio Argentino Roca||National Autonomist Party||218|
|Bartolomé Mitre||National Civic Union||38|
|Did not vote||44|
|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|
|Did not vote||44|
Results by Province
|Buenos Aires City||22||13||22||10||1||1||1|
|Santiago del Estero||14||14|
- Levene, Ricardo. A History of Argentina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1937.
- Todo Argentina: 1898 (in Spanish)
- 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). www.mininterior.gov.ar. Ministry of the Interior. December 2008. Retrieved 13 June 2017.