1976 Puerto Rican general election Article

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Puerto Rican general election, 1976

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Nominee Carlos Romero Barceló Rafael Hernández Colón
Party New Progressive Popular Democratic
Popular vote 703,968 660,301
Percentage 48.28% 45.29%

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Election results map. Blue denotes municipalities won by Barceló, and red denotes those won by Colón.

Governor before election

Rafael Hernández Colón
Popular Democratic

Elected Governor

Carlos Romero Barceló
New Progressive

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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Puerto Rico

General elections were held in Puerto Rico on 2 November 1976. [1] Carlos Romero Barceló of the New Progressive Party (PNP) was elected Governor, whilst the PNP also won a majority of the seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Voter turnout was 86.1%. [2]

Results

Governor

Candidate Party Votes %
Carlos Romero Barceló New Progressive Party 703,968 48.3
Rafael Hernández Colón Popular Democratic Party 660,301 45.3
Rubén Berríos Martínez Puerto Rican Independence Party 83,037 5.7
Juan Mari Brás Puerto Rican Socialist Party 10,728 0.7
Invalid/blank votes 6,466
Total 1,464,600 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,701,217 86.1
Source: Nohlen

House of Representatives

Party Votes % Seats +/-
New Progressive Party 48.3 33 +18
Popular Democratic Party 45.3 18 –19
Puerto Rican Independence Party 6.4 0 –2
Puerto Rican Socialist Party 0 New
Invalid/blank votes
Total 1,464,600 100 51 –3
Registered voters/turnout 1,701,217 86.1
Source: Nohlen

Senate

Party Votes % Seats +/-
New Progressive Party 14 +6
Popular Democratic Party 13 –7
Puerto Rican Independence Party 0 –1
Invalid/blank votes
Total 27 –2
Source: Nohlen


References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p552 ISBN  978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Nohlen, p553