Venezuelan general election, 1947

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Venezuelan presidential election, 1947
Venezuela
14 December 1947 1958 →
  Rómulo Gallegos 1940s.jpg Rafael Caldera, 1972.jpg
Nominee Rómulo Gallegos Rafael Caldera
Party AD COPEI
Popular vote 871,752 262,204
Percentage 74.3% 22.4%

President before election

Rómulo Betancourt
AD

Elected President

Rómulo Gallegos
AD

General elections were held in Venezuela on 14 December 1947.[1] The presidential elections were won by Rómulo Gallegos of Democratic Action, who received 74.3% of the vote,[2] whilst his party won 83 of the 110 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 38 of the 46 seats in the Senate. It was the first honest election in Venezuelan history.

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Rómulo Gallegos Democratic Action 871,752 74.3
Rafael Caldera Copei 262,204 22.4
Gustavo Machado Communist Party of Venezuela 38,587 3.3
Invalid/blank votes
Total 1,172,543 100
Source: Nohlen

Congress[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Chamber Senate
Democratic Action 838,526 70.8 83 38
Copei 200,695 17.0 16 4
Democratic Republican Union 51,427 4.3 4 1
Communist Party of Venezuela 43,190 3.6 3 1
Republican Federal Union 39,491 3.3 3 2
Revolutionary Party of the Proletariat 7,068 0.6 1 0
PLT 1,300 0.1 0 0
Socialist Party of Venezuela 1,207 0.1 0 0
PLT 860 0.1 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 15,105
Total 1,198,869 100 110 46
Source: Nohlen
Popular Vote
AD
  
70.84%
COPEI
  
16.95%
URD
  
4.34%
PCV
  
3.65%
PFR
  
3.34%
Others
  
0.88%
Seats (Chamber)
AD
  
75.45%
COPEI
  
14.55%
URD
  
3.64%
PCV
  
2.73%
PFR
  
2.73%
Others
  
0.91%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p555 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p579