Puerto Rican general election, 1972

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General elections were held in Puerto Rico on 7 November 1972.[1] Rafael Hernández Colón of the Popular Democratic Party (PPD) was elected Governor, whilst the PPD also won a majority of the seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Voter turnout was 80.4%.[2]

Results[edit]

Governor[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Rafael Hernández Colón Popular Democratic Party 658,856 50.7
Luis A. Ferré New Progressive Party 563,609 43.4
Noel Colón Martínez Puerto Rican Independence Party 69,654 5.4
Other candidates 7,765 0.6
Total 1,299,884 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,555,504 80.4
Source: Nohlen

House of Representatives[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Popular Democratic Party 48.7 37 +11
New Progressive Party 41.1 15 –10
Puerto Rican Independence Party 10.2 2 +2
Authentic Party for Sovereignty 0 New
People's Party 0 0
Union of Puerto Rico 0 New
Invalid/blank votes
Total 1,250,978 100 54 +3
Registered voters/turnout 1,555,504 80.4
Source: Nohlen

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Popular Democratic Party 20 +5
New Progressive Party 8 –4
Puerto Rican Independence Party 1 +1
Invalid/blank votes
Total 29 +2
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

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