Venezuelan general election, 2000

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Venezuelan presidential election, 2000
Venezuela
1998 ←
July 30, 2000
→ 2006

Turnout 56.31%
 

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Nominee Hugo Chávez Francisco Arias Cárdenas
Party MVR LCR
Home state Barinas Zulia
States carried 22 + CD 1
Popular vote 3,757,773 2,359,459
Percentage 59.8% 37.5%

President before election

Hugo Chávez
PSUV

Elected President

Hugo Chávez
PSUV

General elections were held in Venezuela on 30 July 2000, the first under the country'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.

On 8 June 2004 it was announced that the results of the presidential elections would be put to a recall referendum on 15 August.

Electoral system[edit]

Representatives in the National Assembly were elected under a mixed member proportional representation, with 60% elected in single seat districts and the remainder by closed party lists.[1]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

e • d Summary of the 30 July 2000 Venezuela presidential election results
Candidates - Nominating parties Votes %
Hugo Chávez - Movement for the Fifth Republic (Movimiento V República) 3,757,773 59.76
Francisco Arias Cárdenas - The R Cause (La Causa R) 2,359,459 37.52
Claudio Fermín - Encuentro Nacional 171,346 2.72
Total 6,288,578 100.0
Registered voters 11,720,660
Votes cast (% of registered voters) 6,637,276 56.63
Valid votes (% of votes cast) 6,288,578 94.75
Invalid votes (% of votes cast) 348,698 5.25
No-votes (% of votes cast) 37,080 0.56
Abstention (% of registered voters) 5,120,464 43.69
Source: National Electoral Council (Venezuela) [1][dead link]
Popular vote
Chávez
  
59.76%
Cárdenas
  
37.50%
Others
  
2.72%

National Assembly[edit]

Summary of the 30 July 2000 Venezuelan National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) election results (edit)
Party Votes % Seats
Fifth Republic Movement (Movimiento V [Quinta] República) 1,977,992 44.38 91
Democratic Action (Acción Democrática) 718,148 16.11 33
Project Venezuela (Proyecto Venezuela) 309,168 6.94 6
COPEI (Copei - Partido Social Cristiano de Venezuela) 227,349 5.10 6
Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) 224,170 5.03 6
Other 1,000,469 22.45 -
Total 4,457,296 100 165
Registered Voters 11,705,807
Votes Cast (% of registered voters) 6,560,503 56.05
Vetted Votes (% of votes cast) 6,559,149 99.98
Valid Votes (% of vetted votes) 4,457,296 67.96
Invalid Votes (% of vetted votes) 2,101,850 32.04
Abstention (% of registered voters) 5,145,199 43.95

Source: National Electoral Council (Venezuela) [2]

Popular Vote
MVR
  
44.38%
AD
  
16.11%
PROVE
  
6.94%
COPEI
  
5.32%
MAS
  
5.03%
LCR
  
4.41%
PJ
  
2.47%
PPT
  
2.27%
UNT
  
1.75%
ABP
  
1.10%
Miranda Voters
  
1.08%
CVGV-LAPY
  
1.07%
Others
  
8.06%
Seats
MVR
  
55.76%
AD
  
20.00%
PROVE
  
3.64%
COPEI
  
3.64%
MAS
  
3.64%
PJ
  
3.03%
CVGV-LAPY
  
2.42%
LCR
  
1.82%
UNT
  
1.82%
PPT
  
0.61%
Others
  
3.64%

References[edit]

  1. ^ CNN, Venezuela (Presidential), accessed 27 September 2010