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The Chilean presidential election of 1896 took place through a system of electors, and
                                                                                                              Chile
resulted in the election as President of Federico Errázuriz Echaurren. The election was
marred by controversy, and there had to be a confirmation in Congress to satisfy Errázuriz's
opponents.

                Contents
 1 Campaign
 2 Results
     2.1 Electoral vote
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      2.2 Congress plenary election                                                             Politics and government of
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Campaign
                                                                                                Law
For this campaign the political forces organized themselves in two big alliances: Liberal-           Constitution
Conservative Coalition, whose candidate was Federico Errázuriz Echaurren, and the Liberal            Judiciary
Alliance, whose candidate was the Senator for Santiago Vicente Reyes Palazuelos.                          Supreme Court
The campaign itself was furious and fairly even. Reyes was a member of the Doctrinary           President
Liberal party and boasted of being a "free-thinker". On the other hand, Errázuriz was very           Sebastián Piñera
popular with the conservatives and belonged to a well-known political family of impeccable      National Congress
catholic credentials. The economic issues also came to the fore: Reyes and his followers             Senate
were in favor of going back to the metallic conversion, while Errázuriz (whose voting base           Chamber of Deputies
was heavily influenced by the large land-owners and agricultural producers) was in favor of a   Ministries
variable conversion system that could keep the exchange rate favorable for their exports.       Contraloría General
                                                                                                Political parties
After a very close vote, in which the decision Errázuriz won, the Liberal Alliance refused to
                                                                                                Elections
recognize the result. The decision was moved to the full congress, where finally Errázuriz
                                                                                                     President: 2009–10 , 2013
prevailed by only two votes.
                                                                                                     Legislature: 2005, 2009
                                                                                                     Local: 2004, 2008
Results                                                                                              Referendums: 1988, 1989
                                                                                                Administrative divisions
Electoral vote                                                                                       Regions
                                                                                                          Provinces
              Candidates                    Party              Votes     %
                                                                                                               Communes
Federico Errázuriz Echaurren               Liberal             143 50.71%                       Foreign relations
   Vicente Reyes Palazuelos       Radical/dissident liberals 139 49.29%                              Other countries · Atlas ·

                Total                                          282     100%                                 Politics portal

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Source: [1]    (Spanish)


Congress plenary election

              Candidates                    Party              Votes     %
Federico Errázuriz Echaurren               Liberal              62     50.82%
   Vicente Reyes Palazuelos       Radical/dissident liberals    60     49.18%
              Abstentions                                       1
                Total                                          122     100%
Source: [2]      (Spanish)


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