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April 14, 2013 Snap

15,053,666
Voted
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Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Election for President (President)

Results

79%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:15,053,666
Valid Votes:14,986,744
Invalid Votes:66,922

Candidates:

Nicolás MADURO Moras7,586,251

50.62

Henrique CAPRILES Radonski7,361,512

49.12

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Venezuela

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Nicolás MADURO Moras *
  • Head of Government: President Nicolás MADURO Moras
  • Assembly: Venezuela has a unicameral National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) with 167 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), 65 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms, 68 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms, 31 members are elected by plurality vote in multi-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 3 members are reserved for indigenous peoples to serve 5-year terms.***

*** Parties may nominate candidates for both the nominal and ordinal tiers.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 28,047,938 (July 2012 est)
  • Registered Voters: 18,904,364 ( 2012 est.)