Venezuelan general election, 1983

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Venezuelan presidential election, 1983
Venezuela
← 1978 December 4, 1983 1988 →
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Nominee Jaime Lusinchi Rafael Caldera
Party AD COPEI
Popular vote 3,775,341 2,166,467
Percentage 58.4% 33.5%

President before election

Luis Herrera Campins
COPEI

Elected President

Jaime Lusinchi
AD

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General elections were held in Venezuela on 4 December 1983.[1] The presidential elections were won by Jaime Lusinchi of Democratic Action, who received 58.4% of the vote,[2] whilst his party won a majority of seats in the Chamber of Deputies and Senate. Voter turnout was 87.3%.[3]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Jaime Lusinchi AD-URD-VOI 3,775,341 58.4
Rafael Caldera Copei-ICC-NGD-CIMA-FUN-MIO 2,166,467 33.5
Teodoro Petkoff MAS-MIR-IRE 223,194 3.5
José Vicente Rangel MEP-PCV-NA-LS-GAR-SI 221,918 3.4
Américo Martín Revolutionary Left Movement 52,287 1.0
Jorge Olavarria National Opinion 32,254 0.5
Gonzalo Pérez National Integration Movement 19,528 0.3
Luis Rangel National Rescue 8,820 0.1
Andrés Velásquez Radical Cause 5,917 0.1
Vinicio Romero National Confidence 3,236 0.1
Alberto Solano Emancipatory Force 1,650 0.0
Juan Iarra Riverol Venezuelan Nationalist Party 1,363 0.0
Adolfo Alcala Independent Voters 1,077 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 331,443
Total 6,792,208 100
Source: Nohlen

Congress[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Chamber +/- Senate +/-
Democratic Action 3,284,166 49.9 113 +25 28 +7
Copei 1,887,226 28.7 60 -24 14 -7
Movement for Socialism 377,795 5.7 10 -1 2 0
National Opinion 130,022 2.0 3 +3 0 0
People's Electoral Movement 129,263 2.0 3 -1 0 0
Democratic Republican Union 125,458 1.9 3 0 0 0
Communist Party of Venezuela 115,162 1.7 3 +2 0 0
Revolutionary Left Movement 103,923 1.6 2 -2 0 0
New Alternative 68,729 1.0 1 New 0 New
Independents with Change 63,822 1.0 0 New 0 New
National Integration Movement 59,870 0.9 1 0 0 0
Socialist League 53,506 0.8 1 0 0 0
Radical Cause 35,304 0.5 0 0 0 0
LNR (OLVARRIA) 29,642 0.5 0 New 0 New
Majoritarian Independent Committee 18,762 0.3 0 New 0 New
National Rescue 15,083 0.2 0 New 0 New
Revolutionary Action Group 15,033 0.2 0 0 0 0
Nationalist Unity Front 12,262 0.2 0 0 0 0
New Democratic Generation 10,288 0.2 0 New 0 New
MIO 10,020 0.2 0 New 0 New
29 other parties 35,563 0.5 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 244,281
Total 6,825,180 100 200 +1 44 0
Source: Nohlen
Popular Vote
AD
  
49.90%
COPEI
  
28.68%
MAS
  
5.74%
OPINA
  
1.98%
MEP
  
1.96%
URD
  
1.91%
PCV
  
1.75%
MIR
  
1.58%
NA
  
1.04%
ICC
  
0.97%
Others
  
4.49%
Seats (Chamber)
AD
  
56.50%
COPEI
  
30.00%
MAS
  
5.00%
OPINA
  
1.50%
MEP
  
1.50%
URD
  
1.50%
PCV
  
1.50%
MIR
  
1.00%
NA
  
0.50%
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