Venezuelan Constituent Assembly election, 1946

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Rómulo Betancourt voting in the 1946 elections

Constituent Assembly elections were held in Venezuela on 27 October 1946,[1] following a coup the year before which launched El Trienio Adeco.[2] The result was a victory for Democratic Action, which won 137 of the 160 seats in the Assembly. Voter turnout was 86.6%.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Democratic Action 1,099,601 78.4 137
Copei 141,418 10.1 19
Communist Party of Venezuela 50,837 3.6 2
Democratic Republican Union 49,721 3.5 0
Republican Federal Union 38,440 2.7 0
PLP 4,333 0.3 0
Other parties 17,661 1.3 0
Invalid/blank votes 1,706
Total 1,403,717 100 160
Source: Nohlen
Popular Vote
AD
  
78.43%
COPEI
  
10.09%
PCV
  
3.63%
URD
  
3.55%
PFR
  
2.74%
Others
  
1.57%
Seats
AD
  
85.63%
COPEI
  
11.88%
PCV
  
1.25%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p555 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p537
  3. ^ Nohlen, p568