ElectionGudie

Dec. 6, 2015 Held

14,385,349
Voted
Venezuela

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Election for Asamblea Nacional (Venezuelan National Assembly)

Results

70%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:14,385,349
Valid Votes:13,699,230
Invalid Votes:686,119

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Indigenous Seats 3 None

Democratic Unity Roundtable 109 - 7,726,066

56.22%

Great Patriotic Pole 55 - 5,622,844

40.91%

Others - - 394,064

2.87%

More Info:

At stake in this election:     

  • The 167 seats in the National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Nicolas MADURO Moros (since 19 April 2013)
  • Head of Government: President Nicolas MADURO Moros
  • Assembly: Venezuela has a unicameral National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) with 167 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by simple majority popular vote to serve a 6-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional), 113 members are elected by simple majority vote, 51 members are elected by proportional representation vote, and 3 seats are reserved for indigenous peoples of Venezuela to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: United Socialist Party of Venezuela / Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV)
    • Leader: Nicolas MADURO
    • Seats won in last election: 96
  • Coalition: Roundtable for Democratic Unity / Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (MUD Unidad)
    • Leader: Henrique Capriles RADONSKI
    • Seats won in last election: 64
  • Party: Homeland for All / Patria Para Todos (PPT)
    • Leader: José ALBORNOZ
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • Party: Movement of National Integrity / Movimiento de Integridad Nacional (MIN Unidad)
    • Leader: Luz ÁLVAREZ
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last election:

  • The last election for the National Assembly was held on 26 September 2010. There were 17,458,473 registered voters for the election, of whom 11,596,239 cast votes, making turnout 66%. The United Socialist Party of Venezuela won 96 seats (of 165) or 48.2% of the vote; the Roundtable for Democratic Unity won 64 seats or 47.17% of the vote; and the Homeland for All Party won 2 seats or 3.14% of the vote.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 29,275,460 (2015 est.)[1]
  • Registered voters: 19,496,296 (2015) [2]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 14,637,730 (2015 est.)[3]
  • Is Venezuela a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980[4]
  • Has Venezuela ratified CEDAW: Yes (2 May 1983)[5]
  • Gender Quota: No[6]
  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Legislators: 28 (16.77%) of 167 seats in the National Assembly[7]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 67[8]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low[9]

Disability Data:

  • Is Venezuela a signatory to CRPD: No[10]
  • Has Venezuela ratified CRPD: Yes (24 September 2013)[11]
  • Population with a disability: 4,391,319 (2015 est.)[12]

 

 

 

[1]  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ve.html

[2] http://www.cne.gob.ve/web/sala_prensa/noticia_detallada.php?id=3410 

[3] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ve.html   

[4] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-8&chapter=4&lang=en

[5] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-8&chapter=4&lang=en

[6] http://www.quotaproject.org/uid/search.cfm#

[7]  http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2347.htm

[8] http://hdr.undp.org/en/content/table-1-human-development-index-and-its-components

[9] http://genderindex.org/countries

[10] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=iv-15&chapter=4&lang=en

[11] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=iv-15&chapter=4&lang=en

[12] http://www.electionaccess.org/en/resources/countries/