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Venezuela

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

28,459,085 12

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

18,904,364 65.30%

Registered Voters (as of Jan. 1, 2012)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
National Assembly Asamblea Nacional Assembly
President President Head of Government
President President Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Nicolás MADURO Moros *
  • Head of Government: President Nicolás MADURO Moras
  • Assembly: Venezuela has a unicameral National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) with 165 seats.

* The president is both the chief of state and head of government. In 2009, a national referendum approved the elimination of term limits on all elected officials, including the presidency.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 6-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional), 110 members are elected by majority vote to serve 5-year terms, 52 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 5-year terms and 3 members are reserved for indigenous peoples to serve 5-year terms.***

*** For the 110 majority seats, there are 87 constituencies; 68 single-member constituencies, 15 two-member constituencies, and 4 three-member constituencies. The 52 members elected by proportional representation are elected by closed party lists in 24 multi-member constituencies.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 1998-12-06 6,988,291 10,959,530 63.76%
Referendum 1999-12-15 4,819,786 10,860,265 44.38%
National Assembly 2000-07-30 5,926,669 10,552,652 56.16%
President 2000-07-30 6,600,196 11,720,660 56.31%
Referendum 2004-08-15 9,815,631 14,037,900 69.92%
National Assembly 2005-12-04 - 14,655,316 -
President 2006-12-03 11,777,126 15,921,223 73.97%
Referendum 2007-12-02 9,045,344 15,921,223 56.81%
Referendum 2009-02-15 11,710,740 16,652,179 70.33%
National Assembly 2010-09-26 11,596,239 17,458,473 66.42%
President 2012-10-07 15,098,257 18,733,198 80.6%
President 2013-04-14 15,053,666 18,904,364 79.63%

Voter Turnout