Puerto Rican general election, 1988

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General elections were held in Puerto Rico on 8 November 1988.[1] Rafael Hernández Colón of the Popular Democratic Party (PPD) was re-elected Governor, whilst the PPD also won a majority of seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Voter turnout was 84.5%.[2]

Results[edit]

Governor[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Rafael Hernández Colón Popular Democratic Party 871,858 48.7
Baltasar Corrada del Río New Progressive Party 820,342 45.8
Rubén Berríos Martínez Puerto Rican Independence Party 99,206 5.5
Invalid/blank votes 21,456
Total 1,812,862 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,144,583 84.5
Source: Nohlen

Resident Commissioner[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Jaime Fuster Popular Democratic Party 867,532 49.0
Pedro Rosselló New Progressive Party 824,879 46.6
Luis Pío Sánchez Longo Puerto Rican Independence Party 79,557 4.5
Invalid/blank votes
Total 1,771,968 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,144,583
Source: Nohlen

House of Representatives[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Popular Democratic Party 48.7 36 +2
New Progressive Party 45.8 15 –1
Puerto Rican Independence Party 5.5 2 +1
Puerto Rican Renewal Party 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 12,530
Total 1,741,638 100 53 +2
Source: Nohlen

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Popular Democratic Party 18 0
New Progressive Party 8 0
Puerto Rican Independence Party 1 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