Puerto Rican general election, 1968

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General elections were held in Puerto Rico on 5 November 1968.[1] Luis A. Ferré of the New Progressive Party (PNP) was elected Governor. In the House of Representatives elections the PNP won a plurality of the vote, but the Popular Democratic Party won a majority of the seats. They also won a majority of seats in the Senate. Voter turnout was 78.4%.[2]



Candidate Party Votes %
Luis A. Ferré New Progressive Party 400,815 43.6
Luis Negrón López Popular Democratic Party 374,040 40.7
Roberto Sánchez Vilella People's Party 107,359 11.7
Antonio J. González Puerto Rican Independence Party 32,166 3.5
Other candidates 4,449 0.5
Invalid/blank votes 3,993
Total 922,822 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,176,895 74.4
Source: Nohlen

House of Representatives[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
New Progressive Party 42.3 25
Popular Democratic Party 40.0 26
Republican Statehood Party 17.7 0
Puerto Rican Independence Party 0
People's Party 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 922,822 100 51
Registered voters/turnout 1,176,895 78.4
Source: Nohlen


Party Votes % Seats
Popular Democratic Party 15
New Progressive Party 12
Puerto Rican Independence Party 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 27
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p552 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Nohlen, p553