ElectionGudie

Aug. 15, 2004 Held

9,815,631
Voted
Venezuela

Results

70%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:9,815,631
Valid Votes:9,789,637
Invalid Votes:25,994

Provisions

"Do you agree to annul the popular mandate granted through legitimate democratic election to citizen Hugo Chávez Frías as president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for the current presidential term of office? "

Yes3,989,008

40.75

No5,800,629

59.25

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • Referendum on recall of President CHAVEZ

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 167 seats. ***

*** Seats are reserved for the indigenous peoples of Venezula

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • Voters were asked to answer "Yes" or "No" to the question whether incumbent President Chavez should be recalled from office. "Do you agree to annul the popular mandate granted through legitimate democratic election to citizen Hugo Chávez Frías as president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for the current presidential term of office? "
    "Está usted de acuerdo con dejar sin efecto el mandato popular, otorgado mediante elecciones democráticas legítimas al ciudadano Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, como presidente de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela para el actual periodo presidencial?"

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 25,017,387 (July 2004 est,)
  • Registered Voters: 14,037,900 ( 2004 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 13,134,977 (2004)

·         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: N/A

·         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: 3,752,608 (est.)