Venezuelan general election, 1988

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Venezuelan presidential election, 1988
Venezuela
1983 ←
December 4, 1988
→ 1993

  Carlos Andrés Pérez - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 1989.jpg Eduardo Fernández 2011.jpg
Nominee Carlos Andrés Pérez Eduardo Fernández
Party AD COPEI
Home state Táchira Caracas
States carried 20 4
Popular vote 3,868,843 2,955,061
Percentage 52.89% 40.40%

President before election

Jaime Lusinchi
AD

Elected President

Carlos Andrés Pérez
AD

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General elections were held in Venezuela on 4 December 1988.[1] The presidential elections were won by Carlos Andrés Pérez of Democratic Action, who received 52.9% of the vote,[2] whilst his party won the most seats in the Chamber of Deputies and Senate. Voter turnout was 81.9% in the presidential election and 81.7% in the Congressional elections.[3]

Background[edit]

Democratic Action President Jaime Lusinchi backed Octavio Lepage to succeed him as the party's candidate for the election,[4] but in a primary election the party chose Carlos Andrés Pérez,[5] (previously president from 1973 to 1978).

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Carlos Andrés Pérez Democratic Action 3,879,024 52.9
Eduardo Fernández Copei 2,963,015 40.4
Teodoro Petkoff MAS-MIR 200,479 2.7
Godofredo Marín Authentic Renewal Organisation 62,896 0.9
Ismenia Vellalba Democratic Republican Union 61,684 0.8
Jorge Olavarria National Opinion 32,254 0.5
Edmundo Chirinos Communist Party of Venezuela 59,034 0.8
Vladimir Gessen New Democratic Generation 27,833 0.4
Andrés Velásquez Radical Cause 24,561 0.3
Gastón Guisandes National Opinion 10,720 0.1
David Nieves Socialist League 10,065 0.1
Jorge Olavarria LNR 9,969 0.1
Alberto Marini Urdaneta Nationalist Unity Front 5,821 0.1
Luis Hernández Campos Nationalist Civic Crusade 2,589 0.0
Luis Alfonso Godoy Nosotros PSN 2,532 0.0
Leopoldo Díaz Bruzual New Alternative 2,528 0.0
Alejandro Peña Esclusa PUV 2,168 0.0
Rómulo Abrue Duarte FEVO 1,513 0.0
José Rojas Contreras New Order 1,176 0.0
Hernández Escarrá Quintara MNV 1,412 0.0
Alberto Solano Emancipatory Force 818 0.0
Napoleón Barrios MPDIN 736 0.0
Arévalo Tovar Yajur ONI 432 0.0
Rómulo Yordi Carvajal PUEBLO 382 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 187,276
Total 7,518,663 100
Source: Nohlen

Congress[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Chamber +/- Senate +/-
Democratic Action 3,123,790 43.3 97 -16 22 -6
Copei 2,247,236 31.1 67 +7 20 +6
MAS-MIR 733,421 10.2 18 +6 3 +1
New Democratic Generation 236,833 3.3 6 +6 1 +1
Radical Cause 117,562 1.6 3 +3 0 0
People's Electoral Movement 116,621 1.6 2 -1 0 0
Democratic Republican Union 103,883 1.4 2 -1 0 0
Formula 1 93,228 1.3 2 New 0 New
Authentic Renewal Organisation 92,117 1.3 2 New 0 New
National Opinion 351,709 4.9 1 -2 0 0
Communist Party of Venezuela 1 -2 0 0
56 other parties 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 283,635
Total 7,500,085 100 201 +1 46 +2
Source: Nohlen
Popular Vote
AD
  
43.29%
COPEI
  
31.14%
MAS-MIR
  
10.16%
NGD
  
3.28%
LCR
  
1.63%
MEP
  
1.62%
URD
  
1.44%
FORMULA 1
  
1.29%
ORA
  
1.28%
Others
  
4.87%
Seats (Chamber)
AD
  
48.26%
COPEI
  
33.33%
MAS-MIR
  
8.96%
NGD
  
2.99%
LCR
  
1.49%
MEP
  
1.00%
URD
  
1.00%
FORMULA 1
  
1.00%
ORA
  
1.00%
Others
  
1.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p555 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p582
  3. ^ Nohlen, p556
  4. ^ In Venezuela, Ex-President Seeks Old Job New York Times, 28 June 1987
  5. ^ The World Los Angeles Times, 12 October 1987