ElectionGudie

July 30, 2000 Held

5,926,669
Voted
Venezuela

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Election for Asamblea Nacional (Venezuelan National Assembly)

Results

37%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:5,926,669
Valid Votes:3,908,970
Invalid Votes:2,019,629

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Movement for the Fifth Republic 91 - 1,397,086

35.74%

Democratic Action 33 - 678,250

17.35%

Movement to Socialism 6 - 288,940

7.39%

Social Christian Party 6 - 283,185

7.24%

Plan Venezuela 6 - 225,269

5.76%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 165 seats in the National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Hugo CHAVEZ Frias *
  • Head of Government: President Hugo CHAVEZ Frias
  • Assembly: Venezuela has a unicameral National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) with 21 seats.

* The president is both the chief of state and head of government.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 6-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional), .***

*** Venezuela has a unicameral National Assembly currently consisting of 21 members. The 21-member congress is an interim legislature put in place after the constitution passed by referendum in December 1999 dissolved the previous bicameral parliament.
Members of the National Assembly will be elected by a mixed system with 60% being elected by simple majority vote in single member constituencies and 40% elected by closed party-lists with proportional representation in multi-member constituencies. All members will be elected to five-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Movement for the Fifth Republic (MVR)
    • Leader: CHAVEZ and Luis MIQUILENA
    • Seats won in this election: 91
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Democratic Action (AD)
    • Leader: Timoteo ZAMBRANO
    • Seats won in this election: 33
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Movement to Socialism (MAS)
    • Leader: Felipe MUJICA
    • Seats won in this election: 6
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Plan Venezuela (PRVZL)
    • Leader: Henrique SALAS Romer
    • Seats won in this election: 6
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Social Christian Party (COPEI)
    • Leader: Lic. Rosana ORDO
    • Seats won in this election: 6
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 24,169,807 (July 2000 est)
  • Registered Voters: 11,681,645 ( 2000 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 12,190,859 (2000)

·         Is Venezuela a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Venezuela ratified CEDAW: Yes (2 May 1983)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 16 (following the 2000 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 71 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Venezuela a signatory to CRPD: No

·         Has Venezuela ratified CRPD: Yes, accession (24 September 2013)

·         Population with a disability: 3,625,471 (est.)