Puerto Rican general election, 1996

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Puerto Rican general election, 1996
Puerto Rico
1992 ←
November 5, 1996
→ 2000

  Dr Pedro Rosello.jpg HectorLuisAcevedo2005nyc.jpg
Nominee Pedro Rosselló Héctor Luis Acevedo
Party New Progressive Popular Democratic
Popular vote 1,006,331 875,852
Percentage 51.1% 44.5%

Governor before election

Rafael Hernández Colón
Popular Democratic

Elected Governor

Pedro Rosselló
New Progressive

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General elections were held in Puerto Rico on 5 November 1996.[1] Pedro Rosselló of the New Progressive Party (PNP) was re-elected Governor, whilst the PNP also won a majority of seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Voter turnout was between 80% and 82%.[2]

Results[edit]

Governor[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Pedro Rosselló New Progressive Party 1,006,331 51.4
Héctor Luis Acevedo Popular Democratic Party 875,852 44.7
David Noriega Rodríguez Puerto Rican Independence Party 73,305 3.8
Other candidates 808 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 9,409
Total 1,967,705 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,380,676 82.7
Source: Nohlen

Resident Commissioner[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Carlos Romero Barceló New Progressive Party 973,654 50.0
Celeste Benítez Popular Democratic Party 904,048 46.4
Manuel Rodríguez Orellana Puerto Rican Independence Party 68,828 3.5
Other candidates 440 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 9,409
Total 1,956,379 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,380,676 82.2
Source: Nohlen

House of Representatives[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
New Progressive Party 906,693 48.0 37 +1
Popular Democratic Party 814,952 43.1 16 0
Puerto Rican Independence Party 140,964 7.5 1 0
Other parties 346 0.0 0 0
Independents 25,720 1.4 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 23,101
Total 1,911,776 100 54 +1
Registered voters/turnout 2,380,676 80.3
Source: Nohlen

Senate[edit]

Party National votes % Seats +/-
New Progressive Party 886,455 47.0 19 –1
Popular Democratic Party 772,044 40.9 8 0
Puerto Rican Independence Party 160,005 8.5 1 0
Other parties 458 0.2 0 0
Independents 68,466 3.6 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 23,101
Total 1,910,529 100 28 –1
Registered voters/turnout 2,380,676 80.3
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