1957 Venezuelan referendum

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Escudo de Armas de Venezuela 2006.png
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela portal

A referendum on the presidential term and national and regional governors was held in Venezuela on 15 December 1957.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of President Marcos Pérez Jiménez remaining in power without fresh elections, and appointing government nominees as members of the national parliament, regional assemblies and local councils.[2] Jiménez had been installed as President after the military rejected the results of the 1952 Venezuelan Constituent Assembly election. With the referendum held under non-democratic conditions,[2] the measures were reportedly approved by 86.7% of voters.


Choice Votes %
For 2,374,790 86.7
Against 364,182 13.3
Invalid/blank votes 186,013
Total 2,924,985 100
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p555 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ a b Nohlen, p566