List of Governors of States of Venezuela

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List of elected Governors of Venezuela since 1989:

Metropolitan District of Caracas[edit]

The Metropolitan District was created in 1999. See also List of Governors of Federal District of Venezuela.

Took office Left office Mayor vote
2000 2004 Alfredo Peña, MVR 64.80
2004 2008 Juan Barreto, MVR 60.33
2008 current Antonio Ledezma, ABP 52.42

Amazonas[edit]

Amazonas' bid for statehood was approved in 1992.

Took office Left office Governor vote
1992 1995 Edgar Sayago Murillo, MAS 39.08
1995 1998 José Bernabé Gutiérrez, Acción Democrática 48.57
1998 2000 José Bernabé Gutiérrez, Acción Democrática 55.17
2000 2001 José Bernabé Gutiérrez, Acción Democrática 43.68
2001 2005 Liborio Guarulla, PPT 40.47
2005 2010 Liborio Guarulla, PPT 40.00
2010 2012 Liborio Guarulla, PPT 31.36
2012 current Liborio Guarulla, MPV 55.59

Anzoátegui[edit]

Took office Left office Governor vote
1989 1992 Ovidio González, COPEI 53.55
1992 1994 Ovidio González, COPEI 51.69
1994 1995 Dennis Balza Ron, Acción Democrática 49.56
1995 1998 Dennis Balza Ron, Acción Democrática 38.66
1998 2000 Alexis Rosas, MVR 34.25
2000 2004 David De Lima, MVR 41.74
2004 2008 Tarek William Saab, MVR 57.39
2008 2012 Tarek William Saab, PSUV 55.09
2012 current Aristóbulo Istúriz, PSUV 56.44

Apure[edit]

Took office Left office Governor vote
1989 1992 José Gregorio Montilla, Acción Democrática 56.55
1992 1995 Marcelo Oquendo Rojo, Acción Democrática 53.24
1995 1998 José Gregorio Montilla, Acción Democrática 60.77
1998 1999 José Gregorio Montilla, Acción Democrática 54.25
1999 2000 Jesús Aguilarte, MVR 51.51
2000 2004 Luis Lippa, Acción Democrática 48.37
2004 2008 Jesús Aguilarte, MVR 66.85
2008 2011 Jesús Aguilarte, PSUV 56.97
2012 current Ramón Carrizales, PSUV 63.30

Aragua[edit]

Took office Left office Governor vote
1989 1992 Carlos Tablante, MAS 50.51
1992 1995 Carlos Tablante, MAS 62.73
1995 1998 Didalco Bolívar Graterol, MAS 48.93
1998 2000 Didalco Bolívar Graterol, MAS 72.44
2000 2004 Didalco Bolívar Graterol, MAS 84.54
2004 2008 Didalco Bolívar Graterol, PODEMOS 67.70
2008 2012 Rafael Isea, PSUV 58.92
2012 current Tareck El Aissami, PSUV 55.56

Barinas[edit]

Took office Left office Governor vote
1989 1992 Rafael Rosales Peña, Acción Democrática 51.51
1992 1995 Gehard Cartay, COPEI 51.94
1995 1998 Rafael Rosales Peña, Acción Democrática 52.11
1998 2000 Hugo de los Reyes Chávez, MVR 43.56
2000 2004 Hugo de los Reyes Chávez, MVR 52.57
2004 2008 Hugo de los Reyes Chávez, MVR 76.26
2008 2012 Adán Chávez, PSUV 50.48
2012 current Adán Chávez, PSUV 57.89

Bolívar[edit]

Took office Left office Governor vote
1989 1992 Andrés Velásquez, La Causa R 40.30
1992 1995 Andrés Velásquez, La Causa R 63.36
1995 2000 Jorge Carvajal, Acción Democrática 49.41
2000 2004 Antonio Rojas Suárez, MVR 63.68
2004 2008 Francisco Rangel Gómez, MVR 58.85
2008 2012 Francisco Rangel Gómez, PSUV 47.38
2012 current Francisco Rangel Gómez, PSUV 46.55

Carabobo[edit]

Took office Left office Governor vote
1989 1992 Henrique Salas Römer, COPEI 47.56
1992 1995 Henrique Salas Römer, COPEI 44.32
1995 1998 Henrique Salas Feo, Proyecto Carabobo 40.64
1998 2000 Henrique Salas Feo, Project Venezuela 49.82
2000 2004 Henrique Salas Feo, Project Venezuela 61.04
2004 2008 Luis Felipe Acosta Carlez, MVR 51.26
2008 2012 Henrique Salas Feo, Project Venezuela 47.50
2012 current Francisco Ameliach, PSUV 55.73

Cojedes[edit]

Took office Left office Governor vote
1989 1992 José Gerardo Lozada, Acción Democrática 47.56
1992 1995 José Felipe Machado, COPEI 44.32
1995 1998 José Galíndez, Acción Democrática 45.39
1998 2000 José Galíndez, Acción Democrática 54.14
2000 2004 Jhonny Yánez Rangel, MVR 49.36
2004 2008 Jhonny Yánez Rangel, MVR 56.13
2008 2012 Teodoro Bolívar, PSUV 52.44
2012 current Erika Farías, PSUV 63.43

Delta Amacuro[edit]

Delta Amacuro's bid for statehood was approved in 1991.

Took office Left office Governor vote
1992 1994 Emeri Mata Millán, COPEI 38.40
1994 1995 Armando Salazar, MAS 56.36
1995 1998 Emeri Mata Millán, Democratic Action 52.17
1998 2000 Emeri Mata Millán, COPEI 56.20
2000 2004 Yelitza Santaella, MAS 63.15
2004 2008 Yelitza Santaella, PSUV 61.30
2008 2012 Lizeta Hernández, PSUV 55.54
2012 current Lizeta Hernández, PSUV 82.08

Falcón[edit]

Took office Left office Governor vote
1989 1992 Aldo Cermeño, COPEI 50.63
1992 1995 Aldo Cermeño, COPEI 51.73
1995 1998 José Curiel, COPEI 37.83
1998 2000 José Curiel, COPEI 49.97
2000 2004 Jesús Montilla, MVR 48.62
2004 2008 Jesús Montilla, MVR 59.47
2008 2012 Stella Lugo, PSUV 55.35
2012 current Stella Lugo, PSUV 51.58

Guárico[edit]

Took office Left office Governor vote
1989 1992 Modesto Freites Piñate, Democratic Action 52.24
1992 1995 José A. Malavé Risso, COPEI 45.25
1995 1998 Rafael Emilio Silveira, Democratic Action 46.69
1998 2000 Eduardo Manuitt Carpio, PPT 48.01
2000 2004 Eduardo Manuitt Carpio, PPT 48.10
2004 2008 Eduardo Manuitt Carpio, PPT 78.46
2008 2010 William Lara†, PSUV 52.08
2010 2012 Luis Enrique Gallardo, PSUV 77.09
2012 current Ramón Rodríguez Chacín, PSUV 74.70

† = Died in office.

Lara[edit]

Took office Left office Governor vote
1989 1992 José Mariano Navarro, Democratic Action 40.32
1992 1994 José Mariano Navarro, Democratic Action 35.79
1994 1995 José Mariano Navarro, Democratic Action 49.61
1995 1998 Orlando Fernández Medina, MAS 50.36
1998 2000 Orlando Fernández Medina, MAS 53.53
2000 2004 Luis Reyes Reyes, MVR 62.07
2004 2008 Luis Reyes Reyes, MVR 73.56
2008 2012 Henri Falcón, PPT 73.15
2012 current Henri Falcón, Progressive Outpost 53.87

Mérida[edit]

Took office Left office Governor vote
1989 1992 Jesús Rondón Nucete, COPEI 48.00
1992 1995 Jesús Rondón Nucete, COPEI 48.46
1995 1998 William Dávila Barrios, Democratic Action 45.12
1998 2000 William Dávila Barrios, Democratic Action 41.59
2000 2004 Florencio Porras, MVR 48.47
2004 2008 Florencio Porras, MVR 60.75
2008 2012 Marcos Díaz Orellana, PSUV 52.08
2012 current Alexis Ramírez, PSUV 50.23

Miranda[edit]

Took office Left office Governor vote
1989 1992 Arnaldo Arocha, COPEI 41.36
1992 1995 Arnaldo Arocha, COPEI 62.37
1995 1998 Enrique Mendoza, COPEI 43.91
1998 2000 Enrique Mendoza, COPEI 51.02
2000 2004 Enrique Mendoza, COPEI 64.81
2004 2008 Diosdado Cabello, PSUV 51.88
2008 2012 Henrique Capriles Radonski, PJ 52.56
2012 current Henrique Capriles Radonski, PJ 51.83

Monagas[edit]

Took office Left office Governor vote
1989 1992 Guillermo Call, Democratic Action 58.05
1992 1995 Guillermo Call, Democratic Action 52.45
1995 1998 Luis Eduardo Martínez, Democratic Action 48.34
1998 2000 Luis Eduardo Martínez, Democratic Action 51.74
2000 2000 Miguel Gómez, MVR
2000 2004 Guillermo Call, Democratic Action 41.25
2004 2008 José Gregorio Briceño, MIGATO 58.29
2008 2012 José Gregorio Briceño, PSUV 64.86
2012 current Yelitza Santaella, PSUV 55.11

Nueva Esparta[edit]

Took office Left office Governor vote
1989 1992 Morel Rodríguez Ávila, Democratic Action 49.02
1992 1994 Morel Rodríguez Ávila, Democratic Action 48.81
1994 1995 Morel Rodríguez Ávila, Democratic Action 50.43
1995 1998 Rafael Tovar, COPEI 48.25
1998 1999 Rafael Tovar†, COPEI 46.31
1999 2000 Irene Sáez Conde*, MVR, IRENE 70.29
2000 2004 Alexis Navarro Rojas, MVR 49.82
2004 2008 Morel Rodríguez Ávila, Democratic Action 51.33
2008 2012 Morel Rodríguez Ávila, Democratic Action 57,53
2012 current Carlos Mata Figueroa, PSUV 54,06

(†) = Died in office. (*) = Resigned office for health issues.

Portuguesa[edit]

Took office Left office Governor vote
1989 1992 Elias D'Onghia Colaprico, Democratic Action 38.40
1992 1995 Elias D'Onghia Colaprico, Democratic Action 36.81
1995 1998 Iván Colmenares, MAS 52.74
1998 2000 Iván Colmenares, MAS 48.72
2000 2004 Antonia Muñoz, MVR 50.08
2004 2008 Antonia Muñoz, MVR 59.99
2008 2012 Wilmar Castro, PSUV 57.00
2012 current Wilmar Castro, PSUV 53.76

Sucre[edit]

Took office Left office Governor vote
1989 1992 Eduardo Morales, Democratic Action 55.27
1992 1995 Ramón Martínez, MAS 61.12
1995 1998 Ramón Martínez, MAS 58.38
1998 2000 Eloy Gil, Democratic Action 48.20
2000 2004 Ramón Martínez, MAS 58.16
2004 2008 Ramón Martínez, MVR 62.19
2008 2012 Enrique Maestre, PSUV 56.08
2012 current Luis Acuña, PSUV 59.80

Táchira[edit]

Took office Left office Governor vote
1989 1992 José Francisco Ron Sandoval, Democratic Action 45.31
1992 1995 José Francisco Ron Sandoval, Democratic Action 45.31
1995 1998 Ricardo Méndez Moreno, Democratic Action 37.27
1998 2000 Sergio Omar Calderón, COPEI 47.72
2000 2004 Ronald Blanco La Cruz, MVR 50.03
2004 2008 Ronald Blanco La Cruz, MVR 57.48
2008 2012 César Pérez Vivas, COPEI 49.46
2012 current José Vielma Mora, PSUV 54.00

Trujillo[edit]

Took office Left office Governor vote
1989 1992 José Méndez Quijada, Democratic Action 48.00
1992 1995 José Méndez Quijada, Democratic Action 48.46
1995 1998 Luis González, Democratic Action 39.07
1998 2000 Luis González, Democratic Action 46.31
2000 2004 Gilmer Viloria, Fifth Republic Movement 56.91
2004 2008 Gilmer Viloria, Fifth Republic Movement 54.31
2008 2012 Hugo Cabezas, United Socialist Party of Venezuela 59.47
2012 current Henry Rangel Silva, United Socialist Party of Venezuela 82.30

Vargas[edit]

Vargas' bid for statehood was approved in 1998.

Took office Left office Governor vote
1998 2000 Alfredo Laya, PPT 39.27
2000 2004 Antonio Rodríguez San Juan, MVR 59.76
2004 2008 Antonio Rodríguez San Juan, MVR 55.22
2008 2012 Jorge García Carneiro, PSUV 61.56
2012 current Jorge García Carneiro, PSUV 73.44

Yaracuy[edit]

Took office Left office Governor vote
1989 1992 Nelsón Suárez Montiel, COPEI 42.83
1992 1995 Nelsón Suárez Montiel, COPEI 66.43
1995 1998 Eduardo Lapi, National Convergence 45.77
1998 2000 Eduardo Lapi, National Convergence 55.93
2000 2004 Eduardo Lapi, National Convergence 51.32
2004 June 2008 Carlos Eduardo Gimenez Colmenares, For Social Democracy 50.73
June 2008 2008 Álex Sánchez, PSUV N/A (replacement after Gimenez impeached)
2008 2012 Julio León Heredia, PSUV 57.46
2012 current Julio León Heredia, PSUV 61.48

Zulia[edit]

Took office Left office Governor vote
1989 1992 Oswaldo Álvarez Paz, COPEI 38.44
1992 1993 Oswaldo Álvarez Paz, COPEI 66.03
1993 1995 Lolita Aniyar de Castro, MAS 40.74
1995 1998 Francisco Arias Cárdenas, Radical Cause 30.45
1998 2000 Francisco Arias Cárdenas, Radical Cause 54.49
2000 2004 Manuel Rosales, A New Era 51.44
2004 2008 Manuel Rosales, A New Era 54.03
2008 2012 Pablo Pérez Álvarez, A New Era 53.59
2012 current Francisco Arias Cárdenas, PSUV 52.22