Puerto Rican general election, 1956

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Puerto Rican general election, 1956
Puerto Rico
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  Luis Muñoz Marín.jpg Luis A. Ferré.jpg
Nominee Luis Muñoz Marín Luis A. Ferré
Party Popular Democratic Republican Statehood
Popular vote 435,255 174,683
Percentage 62.48% 25.08%

Puerto Rican general election, 1964 map.png
Election results map. Red denotes municipalities won by Marín.

Governor before election

Luis Muñoz Marín
Popular Democratic

Elected Governor

Luis Muñoz Marín
Popular Democratic

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General elections were held in Puerto Rico on 6 November 1956.[1] Luis Muñoz Marín of the Popular Democratic Party was re-elected as governor, whilst the PPD also won a majority of the vote in the House of Representatives elections. Voter turnout was 80.4% in the gubernatorial elections and 80.3% in the House elections.[2][3]

Results[edit]

Governor[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Luis Muñoz Marín Popular Democratic Party 435,255 62.5
Luis A. Ferré Republican Statehood Party 174,683 25.1
Francisco Susoni Puerto Rican Independence Party 86,636 12.4
Invalid/blank votes 5,164
Total 701,738 100
Registered voters/turnout 873,085 80.4
Source: Nohlen

House of Representatives[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Popular Democratic Party 62.5
Republican Union 25.0
Puerto Rican Independence Party 3.3
Other parties 9.2
Invalid/blank votes
Total 701,738 100
Registered voters/turnout 873,842 80.3
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p552 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Nohlen, p557
  3. ^ Nohlen, p563