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Venezuela

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

28,868,486 13

Population (as of June 4, 2015)

Elections in our database

65.30%

Registered Voters (as of )

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%
National Assembly 2015-12-06 - - -

Voter Turnout