Venezuelan regional elections, 2012

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Regional elections were held in Venezuela on 16 December 2012 to elect state governors and state legislators.[1] The result was a victory for the ruling United Socialist Party, which won the governorships of 20 of the 23 states,[2] an increase from the 18 won in the 2008 elections.[3] Voter turnout was 53%.[3]

Results[edit]

Amazonas[edit]

Governor
Candidate Party Votes %
Liborio Guarulla Progresist Movement of Venezuela 34.404 55,59
Nicia Maldonado United Socialist Party of Venezuela 23.966 38,73
Gregorio Mirabal United Multiethnic Peoples of the Amazonas 3.039 4,91
Magno Barros Democratic Action 239 0,38
Plinio Graterol Authentic Renewing Organization 153 0,24
Antonio Corapse NUVIPA 77 0,12
Invalid/blank votes 2.133
Total 63.911 100
Registered voters/turnout 97.560 67,94
Source: CNE

Anzoátegui[edit]

Governor
Candidate Party Votes %
Aristóbulo Istúriz United Socialist Party of Venezuela 292.373 56,44
Antonio Barreto Sira Democratic Action 222.146 42,88
Manuel Lozada New Covenant 1.974 0,38
Juan Carlo Mata NUVIPA 534 0,10
Ubaldo Alvarado People's Electoral Movement 497 0,09
Elieser Teran PSL 284 0,05
Edwin Figuera Labour Power 197 0,03
Invalid/blank votes 20.140
Total 518.005 100
Registered voters/turnout 1.013.188 53,18
Source: CNE

Apure[edit]

Governor
Candidate Party Votes %
Ramón Carrizales United Socialist Party of Venezuela 94.112 63,30
Luis Lippa Citizen Force 32.991 22,19
Leopoldo Estrada People's Electoral Movement 21.220 14,27
José Sosa NUVIPA 332 0,22
Invalid/blank votes 5.958
Total 154.613 100
Registered voters/turnout 313.874 49,25
Source: CNE

Aragua[edit]

Governor
Candidate Party Votes %
Tareck El Aissami United Socialist Party of Venezuela 341.313 55,56
Richard Mardo Justice First 271.367 44,17
Aris Segovia NUVIPA 945 0,15
Ruth Rodríguez Authentic Renewing Organization 502 0,08
Emilio Bastidas PSL 113 0,01
Invalid/blank votes 27.628
Total 641.871 100
Registered voters/turnout 1.173.046 54,71
Source: CNE

Barinas[edit]

Governor
Candidate Party Votes %
Adán Chávez United Socialist Party of Venezuela 143.198 57,89
Julio César Reyes Progressive Outpost 104.046 42,06
Marco Tezara NUVIPA 76 0,03
Invalid/blank votes 9.207
Total 256.527 100
Registered voters/turnout 531.227 48,34
Source: CNE

Bolívar[edit]

Governor
Candidate Party Votes %
Francisco Rangel Gómez United Socialist Party of Venezuela 173.536 46,55
Andrés Velásquez Radical Cause 163.265 43,79
Manuel Arciniega Communist Party of Venezuela 30.045 8,06
Robert Martínez NUVIPA 2.045 0,54
Amauris Aular Emergent People 1.332 0,35
Pedro Rondón PIEDRA 890 0,23
María Quintina Venezuelan Revolutionary Currents 626 0,16
José Contreras Authentic Renewing Organization 406 0,10
Edwin Zambrano Revolutionary Party of Work 387 0,10
Pedro Tabarés Free Electors 223 0,05
Invalid/blank votes 18.225
Total 390.974 100
Registered voters/turnout 950.034 41,15
Source: CNE

Carabobo[edit]

Governor
Candidate Party Votes %
Francisco Ameliach United Socialist Party of Venezuela 408.439 55,73
Henrique Salas Feo Project Venezuela 319.619 43,61
Noe Mujica NOE Unity 1.556 0,21
Laura Valls Free Electors 1.052 0,14
Raúl Coraspe NUVIPA 731 0,09
Juan Linares JOVEN 581 0,07
María Mirabal Labour Power 327 0,04
Antonio Espinoza PSL 276 0,03
Juan Peña Loyo Republican Bicentennial Vanguard 212 0,02
Invalid/blank votes 23.934
Total 756.487 100
Registered voters/turnout 1.533.809 49,32
Source: CNE

Cojedes[edit]

Governor
Candidate Party Votes %
Erika Farías United Socialist Party of Venezuela 75.383 63,43
Alberto Galíndez Democratic Action 42.820 36,03
José Rodríguez NUVIPA 216 0,18
José Castro Ecological Movement of Venezuela 154 0,12
Pedro León Cojedians Socialist Party 136 0,11
Antonio Matute New Social Order 77 0,06
Wilfredo Lago Labour Power 55 0,04
Invalid/blank votes 6.012
Total 124.853 100
Registered voters/turnout 225.036 55,59
Source: CNE

Delta Amacuro[edit]

Governor
Candidate Party Votes %
Lizeta Hernández United Socialist Party of Venezuela 42.037 82,08
Arévalo Salazar Movement for Socialism 8.213 16,03
Migdaesi Pinto NUVIPA 933 1,82
Ricardo Koesling New Social Order 28 0,05
Invalid/blank votes 2.143
Total 53.354 100
Registered voters/turnout 114.043 46,78
Source: CNE

Falcón[edit]

Governor
Candidate Party Votes %
Stella Lugo United Socialist Party of Venezuela 157.640 51,58
Gregorio Graterol (Independent candidate, supported by the MUD) 109.779 35,92
Oswaldo León (Independent candidate) 36.287 11,87
Raumel Guerrero PROCOMUNIDAD 1.104 0,36
Magalis Covis Republican Bicentennial Vanguard 583 0,19
Elsa Colina NUVIPA 173 0,05
Invalid/blank votes 12.563
Total 318.129 100
Registered voters/turnout 638.516 49,82
Source: CNE

Guárico[edit]

Governor
Candidate Party Votes %
Ramón Rodríguez Chacín United Socialist Party of Venezuela 148.445 74,70
José Manuel González Democratic Action 50.163 25,24
Juan Carlos Rodríguez NUVIPA 87 0,04
Invalid/blank votes 8.139
Total 206.883 100
Registered voters/turnout 503.312 41,14
Source: CNE

Lara[edit]

Governor
Candidate Party Votes %
Henri Falcón Progressive Outpost 352.478 53,87
Luis Reyes Reyes United Socialist Party of Venezuela 300.074 45,86
Julio La Cruz PIEDRA 971 0,14
Cesar Guerrero Ecological Movement of Venezuela 691 0,10
Invalid/blank votes 22.670
Total 676.884 100
Registered voters/turnout 1.203.490 56,3
Source: CNE

Mérida[edit]

Governor
Candidate Party Votes %
Alexis Ramírez United Socialist Party of Venezuela 150.493 50,23
Léster Rodríguez COPEI 116.197 38,79
Florencio Porras Communist Party of Venezuela 31.765 10,60
Daniel García Meridians Progressive Independents 467 0,15
Gerardo Pacheco Ecological Movement of Venezuela 293 0,09
Simón Rodríguez PSL 248 0,08
Rafael Farias NUVIPA 86 0,02
Invalid/blank votes 10.664
Total 310.213 100
Registered voters/turnout 584.457 53,18
Source: CNE

Miranda[edit]

Governor
Candidate Party Votes %
Henrique Capriles Radonski Justice First 583.660 51,83
Elías Jaua United Socialist Party of Venezuela 538.549 47,82
Claudio Ojeda NUVIPA 3.561 0,31
Jorge Contreras National Opinion 297 0,02
Invalid/blank votes 36.888
Total 1.162.955 100
Registered voters/turnout 1.993.236 58,34
Source: CNE

Monagas[edit]

Governor
Candidate Party Votes %
Yelitze Santaella United Socialist Party of Venezuela 168.532 55,11
José Gregorio Briceño (Independent candidate) 127.501 41,69
Soraya Hernández (Independent candidate, supported by the MUD) 7.416 2,42
Judith Márquez NUVIPA 432 0,14
Humberto Canales National Opinion 95 0,03
Francisco Arias Republican Bicentennial Vanguard 88 0,02
Invalid/blank votes 11.212
Total 317.000 100
Registered voters/turnout 599.082 52,91
Source: CNE

Nueva Esparta[edit]

Governor
Candidate Party Votes %
Carlos Mata Figueroa United Socialist Party of Venezuela 110.982 54,06
Morel Rodríguez Ávila Democratic Action 93.868 45,72
Luis López Marcano Ecological Movement of Venezuela 302 0,14
Frank Pinto NUVIPA 139 0,06
Invalid/blank votes 6.333
Total 211.624 100
Registered voters/turnout 334.218 63,31
Source: CNE

Portuguesa[edit]

Governor
Candidate Party Votes %
Wilmar Castro Soteldo United Socialist Party of Venezuela 131.367 53,76
Oswaldo Zerpa Communist Party of Venezuela 60.809 24,88
Iván Colmenares (Independent candidate, supported by the MUD) 51.081 20,90
Rafael Blanco NUVIPA 602 0,24
Jesús Gonzáles Revolutionary Party of Work 267 0,10
Akram El Nimer Ecological Movement of Venezuela 227 0,09
Invalid/blank votes 12.339
Total 256.692 100
Registered voters/turnout 583.710 43,97
Source: CNE

Sucre[edit]

Governor
Candidate Party Votes %
Luis Acuña United Socialist Party of Venezuela 157.344 59,80
Hernán Núñez Popular Will 93.869 35,68
Félix Rodríguez Labour Power 8.892 3,37
Elías Ocque Good Land 2.860 1,08
Eleazar Guillen PSL 117 0,04
Invalid/blank votes 11.731
Total 274.813 100
Registered voters/turnout 630.820 43,56
Source: CNE

Táchira[edit]

Governor
Candidate Party Votes %
José G. Vielma Mora United Socialist Party of Venezuela 248.788 54,00
César Pérez Vivas COPEI 209.568 45,49
William Méndez National Opinion 1.700 0,36
Manuel Rugeles PORESTA 321 0,06
Rafael Escobar NUVIPA 302 0,06
Invalid/blank votes 15.380
Total 476.074 100
Registered voters/turnout 826.821 57,57
Source: CNE

Trujillo[edit]

Governor
Candidate Party Votes %
Henry Rangel Silva United Socialist Party of Venezuela 183.453 82,30
José Hernández Democratic Action 38.511 17,27
Oscar Hernández NUVIPA 941 0,42
Invalid/blank votes 6.414
Total 229.319 100
Registered voters/turnout 506.233 45,29
Source: CNE

Vargas[edit]

Governor
Candidate Party Votes %
Jorge García Carneiro United Socialist Party of Venezuela 77.476 73,44
José Manuel Olivares A New Era 26.518 25,13
Cristian González United Vargas 1.275 1,20
Pedro Grateron NUVIPA 145 0,13
César Gutierrez Labour Power 71 0,06
Invalid/blank votes 6.126
Total 111.611 100
Registered voters/turnout 268.605 41,55
Source: CNE

Yaracuy[edit]

Governor
Candidate Party Votes %
Julio León Heredia United Socialist Party of Venezuela 127.333 61,48
Biaggio Pilieri National Convergence 78.217 37,76
Richard José Lira Authentic Renewing Organization 654 0,31
José Luis Portillo NUVIPA 601 0,29
Ender Guedez Socialist Renewal Movement 307 0,14
Invalid/blank votes 10.633
Total 218.056 100
Registered voters/turnout 408.208 53,41
Source: CNE

Zulia[edit]

Governor
Candidate Party Votes %
Francisco Arias Cárdenas United Socialist Party of Venezuela 759.214 52,22
Pablo Pérez Álvarez A New Era 693.225 47,68
Iris Rincón NUVIPA 657 0,04
María Bolívar United Democratic Party for Peace 620 0,04
Invalid/blank votes 32.296
Total 1.486.012 100
Registered voters/turnout 2.389.371 62,19
Source: CNE

References[edit]

  1. ^ Definidas las fechas de elecciones para Gobernadores y Alcaldes Noticias24, 20 September 2011 (Spanish)
  2. ^ PSUV gana 19 gobernaciones Globovision, 16 December 2012 (Spanish)
  3. ^ a b Hugo Chavez allies win 20 of 23 Venezuela governorships BBC News, 17 December 2012