A presidential election was held in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on July 30, 2000. This was the first election held under Venezuela's newly adopted 1999 constitution.
Incumbent President Hugo Chávez ran for election for a full 6 year term under the new Constitution. He was challenged by a former ally of his, Zulia Governor Francisco Arias Cárdenas. Chávez easily won the election with almost 60% of the popular vote, increasing his vote share over the previous elections, and managing to carry a larger number of states. Arias Cárdenas only managed to narrowly carry his home state of Zulia.
As a result of this election, incumbent PresidentHugo Chávez (originally voted in under the previous constitution in 1998; see 1998 election results) was elected to a second six-year term. He was sworn in on August 19, 2000.