1963 Venezuelan general election

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Venezuelan presidential election, 1963

← 1958 1 December 1963 1968 →
Turnout92.3% (presidential)
90.8% (congressional)
  Raúl Leoni 1965.jpg Rafa Caldera 1983 (headshot).png
Nominee Raúl Leoni Rafael Caldera
Party Democratic Action COPEI
Home state Bolívar Yaracuy
Popular vote 957,574 589,177
Percentage 32.8% 20.2%

President before election

Rómulo Betancourt
Democratic Action

Elected President

Raúl Leoni
Democratic Action

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General elections were held in Venezuela on 1 December 1963.[1] The presidential elections were won by Raúl Leoni of the Democratic Action political party, who received 32.8% of the vote.[2] Leoni's party won 66 of the 179 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 22 of the 47 seats in the Senate. Voter turnout was 92.3% in the presidential election and 90.8% in the Congressional elections.[3]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Raúl Leoni Democratic Action 957,574 32.8
Rafael Caldera Copei 589,177 20.2
Jóvito Villalba URD-PSV-MENI 551,266 18.9
Arturo Uslar Pietri Independents for the National Front 469,363 16.1
Wolfgang Larrazábal Popular Democratic Front 275,325 9.4
Raúl Ramón Giménez Opposition Democratic Action 66,880 2.3
Germán Borregales National Action Movement 9,292 0.3
Invalid/blank votes 188,686
Total 3,107,563 100
Source: Nohlen

Congress[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Chamber +/- Senate +/-
Democratic Action 936,124 32.7 66 -7 22 -10
Copei 595,697 20.8 39 +19 8 +2
Democratic Republican Union 497,454 17.4 29 -5 7 -4
Independents for the National Front 381,600 13.3 22 New 5 New
Popular Democratic Front 274,096 9.6 16 New 4 New
Opposition Democratic Action 93,494 3.3 5 New 1 New
Socialist Party of Venezuela 24,670 0.9 1 +1 0 0
Independent National Electoral Movement 18,510 0.6 1 +1 0 0
National Action Movement 15,746 0.6 0 New 0 New
National Authentic Party 14,555 0.5 0 New 0 New
Popular Electoral Crusade Group S 4,230 0.1 0 New 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 197,708
Total 3,059,434 100 179 +47 47 -4
Source: Nohlen

Note that there is a difference of 100 votes between the party total and the overall total.[4]

Popular vote
AD
32.71%
COPEI
20.82%
URD
17.38%
CIPFN
13.33%
FDP
9.58%
AD Opposition
3.27%
Others
2.72%
Seats (Chamber)
AD
36.87%
COPEI
21.79%
URD
16.20%
CIPFN
12.29%
FDP
8.94%
AD Opposition
2.79%
Others
1.12%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p555 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p580
  3. ^ Nohlen, p556
  4. ^ Nohlen, p570