ElectionGudie

Nov. 4, 2008 Held

1,942,973
Voted
Puerto Rico

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Election for Cámara de Representantes (Puerto Rican House of Representatives)

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At stake in this election:

  • 27 seats in the Senate
  • 51 seats in the House of Representatives

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Barack H. OBAMA
  • Head of Government: Governor Luis FORTUNO
  • Assembly: Puerto Rico has a bicameral Legislative Assembly consisting of the Senate with 27 seats and the House of Representatives with 51 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • Governor is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Senate 27 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms. In the House of Representatives 51 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race: