1973 Venezuelan presidential election

Venezuelan presidential election, 1973

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Turnout96.5%
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Nominee Carlos Andrés Pérez Lorenzo Fernández Jesús Paz Galarraga
Party Democratic Action COPEI MEP-PCV
Home state Táchira Caracas Zulia
Popular vote 2,130,743 1,605,628 221,827
Percentage 48.7% 36.7% 5.07%

President before election

Rafael Caldera
COPEI

Elected President

Carlos Andrés Pérez
Democratic Action

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General elections were held in Venezuela on Sunday 9 December 1973.[1] The presidential elections were won by Carlos Andrés Pérez of Democratic Action, who received 48.7% of the vote,[2] whilst his party won a majority of seats in the Chamber of Deputies and Senate. Voter turnout was 96.5%.[3]

Results[]

President[]

Candidate Party Votes %
Carlos Andrés Pérez AD-PRN 2,130,743 48.7
Lorenzo Fernández Copei-FDP-MPI 1,605,628 36.7
Jesus Paz Gallarraga MEP-PCV 221,239 5.1
José Vicente Rangel Movement for Socialism 186,255 4.3
Jóvito Villalba Democratic Republican Union 134,478 3.1
Miguel Ángel Burelli Rivas National Opinion 33,977 0.8
Pedro Tinoco PNI-MD 29,399 0.7
Martín Garcia PSD 11,965 0.3
Germán Borregales National Action Movement 9,331 0.2
Pedro Segnini Democratic National Front 6,176 0.1
Raimundo Verde Roja Independent Democratic Movement 3,754 0.1
Alberto Solano Emancipatory Force 1,736 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 196,880
Total 4,571,561 100
Source: Nohlen

Congress[]

Party Votes % Seats
Chamber +/- Senate +/-
Democratic Action 1,955,439 44.4 102 +36 28 +9
Copei 1,330,514 30.2 64 +5 13 -3
Movement for Socialism 232,756 5.3 9 New 2 New
People's Electoral Movement 218,192 5.0 8 -17 2 -3
Nationalist Civic Crusade 189,667 4.3 7 -14 1 -3
Democratic Republican Union 140,462 3.2 5 -13 1 -2
Popular Democratic Front 54,759 1.2 0 -10 0 -1
Communist Party of Venezuela 52,754 1.2 2 New 0 New
Revolutionary Left Movement 44,012 1.0 1 New 0 New
National Opinion 32,751 0.7 1 +1 0 0
Integrationist National Party 30,618 0.7 1 New 0 New
Progressive Independents 27,528 0.6 0 New 0 New
Nationalist Unity Front 15,537 0.4 0 New 0 New
National Action Movement 12,588 0.3 0 -1 0 0
PSD 12,238 0.3 0 New 0 New
Democratic National Front 11,313 0.3 0 -4 0 -1
Popular Movement 8,324 0.2 0 New 0 New
19 other parties 8,031 0.2 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 172,422
Total 4,572,187 100 200 -14 47 -5
Source: Nohlen
Popular vote
AD
44.44%
COPEI
30.24%
MAS
5.29%
MEP
4.96%
CCN
4.31%
URD
3.19%
FDP
1.24%
PCV
1.20%
MIR
1.00%
Others
3.61%
Seats (Chamber)
AD
51.00%
COPEI
32.00%
MAS
4.50%
MEP
4.00%
CCN
3.50%
URD
2.50%
PCV
1.00%
MIR
0.50%
Others
1.00%

References[]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p555 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p581
  3. ^ Nohlen, p556