1988 Puerto Rican general election Article

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Puerto Rican general election, 1988

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Nominee Rafael Hernández Colón Baltasar Corrada del Río
Party Popular Democratic New Progressive
Popular vote 871,858 820,342
Percentage 48.67% 45.79%

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Election results map. Red denotes municipalities won by Colón, and blue denotes those won by del Río.

Governor before election

Rafael Hernández Colón
Popular Democratic

Elected Governor

Rafael Hernández Colón
Popular Democratic

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General elections were held in Puerto Rico on 8 November 1988. [1] Rafael Hernández Colón of the Popular Democratic Party (PPD) was re-elected Governor, whilst the PPD also won a majority of seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Voter turnout was 84.5%. [2]

Results

Governor

Candidate Party Votes %
Rafael Hernández Colón Popular Democratic Party 871,858 48.7
Baltasar Corrada del Río New Progressive Party 820,342 45.8
Rubén Berríos Martínez Puerto Rican Independence Party 99,206 5.5
Invalid/blank votes 21,456
Total 1,812,862 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,144,583 84.5
Source: Nohlen

Resident Commissioner

Candidate Party Votes %
Jaime Fuster Popular Democratic Party 867,532 49.0
Pedro Rosselló New Progressive Party 824,879 46.6
Luis Pío Sánchez Longo Puerto Rican Independence Party 79,557 4.5
Invalid/blank votes
Total 1,771,968 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,144,583
Source: Nohlen

House of Representatives

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Popular Democratic Party 48.7 36 +2
New Progressive Party 45.8 15 –1
Puerto Rican Independence Party 5.5 2 +1
Puerto Rican Renewal Party 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 12,530
Total 1,741,638 100 53 +2
Source: Nohlen

Senate

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Popular Democratic Party 18 0
New Progressive Party 8 0
Puerto Rican Independence Party 1 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