1983 Venezuelan general election

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Venezuelan presidential election, 1983

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Turnout87.8%
  Lusinchi 89.JPG Rafa Caldera 1983 (headshot).png
Nominee Jaime Lusinchi Rafael Caldera
Party Democratic Action COPEI
Popular vote 3,773,731 2,298,176
Percentage 56.7% 34.5%

President before election

Luis Herrera Campins
COPEI

Elected President

Jaime Lusinchi
Democratic Action

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General elections were held in Venezuela on 4 December 1983.[1] The presidential elections were won by Jaime Lusinchi of Democratic Action, who received 56.7% of the vote,[2] whilst his party won a majority of seats in the Chamber of Deputies and Senate.

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Jaime Lusinchi AD-URD-VOI 3,773,731 56.72
Rafael Caldera Copei-ICC-NGD-CIMA-FUN-MIO 2,298,176 34.54
Teodoro Petkoff MAS-MIR-IRE 277,498 4.17
José Vicente Rangel MEP-PCV-NA-LS-GAR-SI 221,918 3.34
Jorge Olavarria National Opinion 32,254 0.48
Gonzalo Pérez National Integration Movement 19,528 0.29
Luis Rangel National Rescue 8,820 0.13
Andrés Velásquez Radical Cause 5,917 0.09
Vinicio Romero National Confidence 3,236 0.05
Alberto Solano Emancipatory Force 1,650 0.02
Félix Díaz Otega NOR 1,610 0.02
Juan Iarra Riverol Venezuelan Nationalist Party 1,363 0.02
Adolfo Alcala Independent Voters 1,077 0.02
Other candidates 6,539 0.10
Invalid/blank votes 171,863
Total 6,825,180 100
Registered voters/turnout 7,777,892 87.75
Source: National Electoral Council[2]

Congress[edit]

Popular vote
AD
49.90%
COPEI
28.68%
MAS
5.74%
OPINA
1.98%
MEP
1.96%
URD
1.91%
PCV
1.75%
MIR
1.58%
NA
1.04%
ICC
0.97%
Others
4.49%
Seats (Chamber)
AD
56.50%
COPEI
30.00%
MAS
5.00%
OPINA
1.50%
MEP
1.50%
URD
1.50%
PCV
1.50%
MIR
1.00%
NA
0.50%
Others
1.00%
Party Votes % Seats
Chamber +/- Senate +/-
Democratic Action 3,284,166 49.9 113 +25 28 +7
Copei 1,887,226 28.7 60 -24 14 -7
Movement for Socialism 377,795 5.7 10 -1 2 0
National Opinion 130,022 2.0 3 +3 0 0
People's Electoral Movement 129,263 2.0 3 -1 0 0
Democratic Republican Union 125,458 1.9 3 0 0 0
Communist Party of Venezuela 115,162 1.7 3 +2 0 0
Revolutionary Left Movement 103,923 1.6 2 -2 0 0
New Alternative 68,729 1.0 1 New 0 New
Independents with Change 63,822 1.0 0 New 0 New
National Integration Movement 59,870 0.9 1 0 0 0
Socialist League 53,506 0.8 1 0 0 0
Radical Cause 35,304 0.5 0 0 0 0
LNR (OLVARRIA) 29,642 0.5 0 New 0 New
Majoritarian Independent Committee 18,762 0.3 0 New 0 New
National Rescue 15,083 0.2 0 New 0 New
Revolutionary Action Group 15,033 0.2 0 0 0 0
Nationalist Unity Front 12,262 0.2 0 0 0 0
New Democratic Generation 10,288 0.2 0 New 0 New
MIO 10,020 0.2 0 New 0 New
29 other parties 35,563 0.5 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 244,281
Total 6,825,180 100 200 +1 44 0
Registered voters/turnout 7,777,892 87.8
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p555 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ a b "Elecciones Presidenciales, Cuadro Comparativo 1958-2000" (PDF). National Electoral Council. p. 3. Retrieved February 21, 2018.