Political party strength in Puerto Rico

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The political party strength in Puerto Rico has been held by different political parties in the history of Puerto Rico. Today, only two parties hold a significant political strength, namely:

Other parties also hold a minority of the popular vote, namely:

Political party strength in Puerto Rico as of 2012.

At the national level residents of Puerto Rico also have local chapters affiliated with the different political parties in the United States, being the Democratic Party and the Republican Party the local affiliations with significant representation in the island.

Historical data[edit]

The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the United States insular area of Puerto Rico after 1898:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the territorial or Commonwealth:

The Puerto Rican parties are as follows: Alianza Puertorriqueña (AP),       Republican-Socialist Coalition (C), Christian Action (CA), Estadista (E), Estadista Puertorriqueño (EP),       Estadista Republicano (ER),       Puerto Rican Independence (PIP),       Liberal Party (L),       Nonpartisan (NP), Partido Histórico (PH),       New Progressive (PNP),       Popular Democratic (PPD),       Republicano Puertorriqueño (RP),       Socialist (S),       Socialista-Constitucional (SC),       Union of Puerto Rico (U), Puerto Rican Socialist Party (PSP), Puerto Rican Union Party (PUP) and       Unión Republicana-Progresista (URP). Elected officials' United States party affiliations are as follows:       Democratic (D) and       Republican (R).

For a particular year, the noted partisan composition is that which either took office during that year or which maintained the office throughout the entire year. Only changes made outside of regularly scheduled elections are noted as affecting the partisan composition during a particular year. Shading is determined by the final result of any mid-cycle changes in partisan affiliation.

Year Executive office Legislative Assembly U.S. House[3]
Governor Senate House
1901 appointed under United States colonial administration [4] unknown[5] Federico Degetau (RP/R)
1902
1903
1904
1905 U majority[5] Tulio Larrinaga (U)
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910
1911 Luis Muñoz Rivera (U)
1912
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917 13U, 5RP, 1S unknown Felix Cordova Davila (U)
1918
1919
1920
1921 15U, 3RP, 1S
1922
1923
1924
1925 17AP, 2U
1926
1927
1928
1929 11AP, 7SC, 1PH
1930
1931
1932
José Lorenzo Pesquera (NP)
1933 14C, 5L C majority Santiago Iglesias (C/R)
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939 Bolívar Pagán (C/R)
1940
1941 10PPD, 9U PPD majority
1942
1943
1944
1945 17PPD, 1URP, 1S Jesús T. Piñero (PPD/D)
1946
Antonio Fernós-Isern (PPD/D)
1947
1948
1949 Luis Muñoz Marín (PPD) 17PPD, 1S, 1EP
1950
1951
1952
1953 23PPD, 5IP, 3E, 1ER
1954
1955
1956
1957 22PPD, 6ER, 3IP
1958
1959
1960
1961 23PPD, 9ER, 1CA
1962
1963
1964
1965 Roberto Sánchez Vilella (PPD) 23PPD, 9ER Santiago Polanco Abreu (PPD/D)
1966
1967
1968
1969 Luis A. Ferré (PNP) 15PPD, 12PNP 28PNP, 23PPD Jorge Luis Córdova Díaz (PNP/R) (but caucused with D in Congress)
1970
1971
1972
1973 Rafael Hernández Colón (PPD) 20PPD, 6PNP, 1IP PPD majority Jaime Benítez (PPD/D)
1974
1975
1976
1977 Carlos Romero Barceló (PNP/R) 14PNP, 13PPD PNP majority Baltasar Corrada del Río (PNP/D) (later R)
1978
1979 Carlos Romero Barceló (PNP/D)[6]
1980
1981 15PPD, 12PNP PNP—PPD tie[7]
1982 PNP—PPD tie[7]
1983
1984
1985 Rafael Hernández Colón (PPD) 18PPD, 8PNP, 1IP PPD majority Jaime Fuster (PPD/D)
1986
1987
1988
1989 18PPD, 8PNP, 1IP
1990
1991
1992
Antonio Colorado (PPD/D)
1993 Pedro Rosselló (PNP/D) 20PNP, 8PPD, 1IP PNP majority Carlos Romero Barceló (PNP/D)
1994
1995
1996
1997 19PNP, 8PPD, 1PIP 37PNP, 16PPD, 1PIP
1998
1999
2000
2001 Sila María Calderón (PPD/D) 19PPD, 8PNP, 1PIP 29PPD, 21PNP, 1PIP Aníbal Acevedo Vilá (PPD/D)
2002
2003
2004
2005 Aníbal Acevedo Vilá (PPD/D) 17PNP, 9PPD, 1PIP 32PNP, 18PPD, 1PIP Luis Fortuño (PNP/R)
2006
2007
2008
2009 Luis Fortuño (PNP/R) 22PNP, 9PPD 37PNP, 17PPD Pedro Pierluisi (PNP/D)
2010
2011
2012
2013 Alejandro García Padilla (PPD) 18PPD, 8PNP, 1PIP 28PPD, 23PNP
Year Governor Senate House U.S. House
Executive office Legislative Assembly

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Party platform 2012 (in Spanish) p. 248. "El Partido Popular Democrático reafirma que el Estado Libre Asociado es la opción de estatus que mejor representa las aspiraciones del Pueblo de Puerto Rico."[1]
  2. ^ Party platform 2012 (in Spanish) p. 248 "El Partido Popular Democrático apoya firmemente el desarrollo del Estado Libre Asociado hasta el máximo de autonomía compatible con los principios de unión permanente con los Estados Unidos y la ciudadanía americana de los puertorriqueños. El Partido Popular rechaza cualquier modificación de estatus que se aparte de estos principios y que atente contra nuestra nacionalidad puertorriqueña o que menoscabe nuestra identidad lingüística y cultural."[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Plataforma de Gobierno 2012" (in Spanish). Popular Democratic Party. May 2, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Senadores en Puerto Rico, 1917- 2007". Senate of Puerto Rico. 2007.
  3. ^ Puerto Rico is represented in the United States Congress by a nonvoting delegate, formally called a Resident Commissioner.
  4. ^ Senate established in 1917 by the Jones-Shafroth Act.
  5. ^ a b Unicameral legislature named House of Delegates.
  6. ^ Switched parties from Republican to Democratic.
  7. ^ a b From January through April 1981, incumbent PNP Secretary of the House Cristino Bernazard assumed the duties of acting speaker because neither the PNP nor the PDP had obtained an absolute majority of seats in the 1980 elections. The body remained deadlocked until PNP former Speaker Angel Viera Martínez and PDP Representative Severo Colberg Ramirez reached a power-sharing agreement that allowed Viera Martínez to be elected speaker in April and serve until December, upon which time Colberg Ramirez became speaker, serving the remainder of the term. In the meantime, Bernazard appointed bipartisan pairs of legislators to co-chair each committee.

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