Puerto Rican general election, 1980

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General elections were held in Puerto Rico on 4 November 1980.[1] Carlos Romero Barceló of the New Progressive Party (PNP) was re-elected Governor. In the House of Representatives elections the PNP received a plurality of votes, but the Popular Democratic Party won a majority of the seats. They also won a majority of seats in the Senate. Voter turnout was 78.2%.[2]

Results[edit]

Governor[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Carlos Romero Barceló New Progressive Party 759,926 47.2
Rafael Hernández Colón Popular Democratic Party 756,889 47.0
Rubén Berríos Martínez Puerto Rican Independence Party 87,272 5.4
Luis Lausell Hernández Puerto Rican Socialist Party 5,224 0.3
Invalid/blank votes 10,479
Total 1,619,790 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,835,160 88.3
Source: Nohlen

Resident Commissioner[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Baltasar Corrada del Río New Progressive Party 760,484 47.71
José Arsenio Torres Popular Democratic Party 749,531 47.02
Marta Font de Calero Puerto Rican Independence Party 83,911 5.26
Invalid/blank votes
Total 1,593,926 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,017,777
Source: Nohlen

House of Representatives[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
New Progressive Party 47.2 25 –8
Popular Democratic Party 47.0 26 +8
Puerto Rican Independence Party 5.8 0 0
Puerto Rican Socialist Party 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 8,125
Total 1,619,790 100 51 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,071,777 78.2
Source: Nohlen

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Popular Democratic Party 15 +2
New Progressive Party 12 –2
Puerto Rican Independence Party 0 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 27 0
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