Puerto Rican general election, 1984

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General elections were held in Puerto Rico on 6 November 1984.[1] Rafael Hernández Colón of the Popular Democratic Party (PPD) was elected Governor, whilst the PPD also won a majority of seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Voter turnout was 88.9%.[2]

Results[edit]

Governor[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Rafael Hernández Colón Popular Democratic Party 822,709 47.8
Carlos Romero Barceló New Progressive Party 768,959 44.6
Hernán Padilla Puerto Rican Renewal Party 69,807 4.1
Fernando Martín García Puerto Rican Independence Party 61,312 3.6
Invalid/blank votes 18,851
Total 1,741,638 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,959,877 88.9
Source: Nohlen

Resident Commissioner[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Jaime Fuster Popular Democratic Party 827,380 48.7
Nelson Femadas New Progressive Party 769,951 45.3
Francisco Catalá Oliveras Puerto Rican Independence Party 64,001 3.8
Angel Viera Martínez Puerto Rican Renewal Party 39,319 2.3
Invalid/blank votes
Total 1,700,651 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,959,877
Source: Nohlen

House of Representatives[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Popular Democratic Party 47.8 34 +8
New Progressive Party 44.6 16 –9
Puerto Rican Independence Party 7.6 1 +1
Puerto Rican Renewal Party 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 12,530
Total 1,741,638 100 51 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,959,877 88.9
Source: Nohlen

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Popular Democratic Party 18 +3
New Progressive Party 8 –4
Puerto Rican Independence Party 1 +1
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