Puerto Rican general election, 2000

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Puerto Rican general election, 2000
Puerto Rico
1996 ←
November 7, 2000
→ 2004

  Puerto Rican Governor Sila Calderon at the Pentagon, Feb 27, 2001.jpg
Nominee Sila María Calderón Carlos Pesquera Rubén Berríos Martínez
Party Popular Democratic New Progressive Puerto Rican Independence
Popular vote 978,860 919,194 104,705
Percentage 48.6% 45.7% 5.2%

Governor before election

Pedro Rosselló
New Progressive

Elected Governor

Sila M. Calderon
Popular Democratic

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General elections were held in Puerto Rico on 7 November 2000.[1] Sila María Calderón 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 between 80% and 82%.[2]

Results[edit]

Governor[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Sila María Calderón Popular Democratic Party 978,860 48.9
Carlos Pesquera New Progressive Party 919,194 45.9
Rubén Berríos Martínez Puerto Rican Independence Party 104,705 5.2
Other candidates 709 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 8,667
Total 2,012,135 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,447,032 82.2
Source: Nohlen

Resident Commissioner[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Anibal Acevedo Vilá Popular Democratic Party 983,488 49.6
Carlos Romero Barcelo New Progressive Party 905,690 45.6
Manuel Rodríguez Orellana Puerto Rican Independence Party 95,067 4.8
Other candidates 571 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 8,667
Total 1,993,483 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,447,032 81.5
Source: Nohlen

House of Representatives[edit]

Party Constituency National list Seats +/-
Votes % Votes %
Popular Democratic Party 934,611 47.9 857,614 44.3 30 +14
New Progressive Party 902,708 46.3 851,506 44.0 20 –17
Puerto Rican Independence Party 112,592 5.8 224,765 11.6 1 0
Other parties 1,410 0.0 274 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 18,962 18,962
Total 1,970,287 100 1,953,121 100 51 –3
Registered voters/turnout 2,447,032 79.8 2,447,032 79.8
Source: Nohlen

Senate[edit]

Party Constituency National list Additional
seats
Total
seats
+/-
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Popular Democratic Party 1,850,091 48.0 14 855,013 44.3 5 0 19 +11
New Progressive Party 1,778,197 46.2 2 856,886 44.4 5 1 8 –11
Puerto Rican Independence Party 221,411 5.8 0 217,390 11.3 1 0 1 0
Other parties 676 0.0 0 142 0.0 0 0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 18,982 18,982
Total 100 16 1,948,393 100 11 1 28 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,447,032 2,447,032
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