1980 Puerto Rican general election Article

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Puerto Rican general election, 1980

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Nominee Carlos Romero Barceló Rafael Hernández Colón
Party New Progressive Popular Democratic
Popular vote 759,926 756,889
Percentage 47.22% 47.03%

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

Governor before election

Carlos Romero Barceló
New Progressive

Elected Governor

Carlos Romero Barceló
New Progressive

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General elections were held in Puerto Rico on 4 November 1980. [1] Carlos Romero Barceló of the New Progressive Party (PNP) was re-elected Governor. In the House of Representatives elections the PNP received a plurality of votes, but the Popular Democratic Party won a majority of the seats. They also won a majority of seats in the Senate. Voter turnout was 78.2%. [2]

Results

Governor

Candidate Party Votes %
Carlos Romero Barceló New Progressive Party 759,926 47.2
Rafael Hernández Colón Popular Democratic Party 756,889 47.0
Rubén Berríos Martínez Puerto Rican Independence Party 87,272 5.4
Luis Lausell Hernández Puerto Rican Socialist Party 5,224 0.3
Invalid/blank votes 10,479
Total 1,619,790 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,835,160 88.3
Source: Nohlen

Resident Commissioner

Candidate Party Votes %
Baltasar Corrada del Río New Progressive Party 760,484 47.71
José Arsenio Torres Popular Democratic Party 749,531 47.02
Marta Font de Calero Puerto Rican Independence Party 83,911 5.26
Invalid/blank votes
Total 1,593,926 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,017,777
Source: Nohlen

House of Representatives

Party Votes % Seats +/-
New Progressive Party 47.2 25 –8
Popular Democratic Party 47.0 26 +8
Puerto Rican Independence Party 5.8 0 0
Puerto Rican Socialist Party 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 8,125
Total 1,619,790 100 51 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,071,777 78.2
Source: Nohlen

Senate

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Popular Democratic Party 15 +2
New Progressive Party 12 –2
Puerto Rican Independence Party 0 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 27 0
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