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Dec. 3, 2006 Held

Venezuela

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Election for President

Results

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:11,777,126
Valid Votes:11,617,045
Invalid Votes:160,081

Candidates:

Hugo CHÁVEZ Frias7,300,988

62.85

Manuel ROSALES4,287,467

36.91

Luis REYES4,793

0.04125834065375489

Venezuela DA SILVA3,977

0.034234179173791617

Carmelo ROMANO Pérez3,734

0.03214242520365549

Alejandro SUÁREZ2,956

0.02544536928280815

Eudes VERA2,804

0.024136947046344403

Carolina CONTRERAS2,168

0.018662232951667142

Pedro ARANGUREN2,062

0.017749780602554263

José TINEO1,501

0.01292066958507951

Yudith SALAZAR1,354

0.011655287553762597

Angel IRIGOYEN1,314

0.011310965912587926

Homer RODRÍGUEZ1,121

0.00964961399392014

Isbelia LEÓN793

0.006826176536287842

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Venezuela

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.

* The president is both the chief of state and head of government. The president is elected by popular vote to serve a 6-year term which is renewable once.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 6-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional), 65 members are elected through a party-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 to serve 5-year terms.***

*** 65 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system and 99 by plurality vote in single- and multi-member constituencies (68 in single-member and 31 in multi-member constituencies). Three seats are reserved for the indigenous peoples of Venezuela. All members serve 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Hugo CHÁVEZ Frias*
    • Party: Fifth Republic Movement / Movimiento Quinta República (MVR)
  • Manuel ROSALES**
    • Party: A New Era / Un Nuevo Tiempo
  • Luis REYES
    • Party: Joven
  • Venezuela DA SILVA
    • Party: New Social Order / Nuevo Orden Social (NOS)
  • Carmelo ROMANO Pérez
    • Party: Liberal United People Movement / Movimiento Liberal Pueblo Unido (MLPU)
  • Alejandro SUÁREZ
    • Party: Movimiento Sentir Nacional
  • Eudes VERA
    • Party: Independent candidate
  • Carolina CONTRERAS
    • Party: Independent candidate
  • Pedro ARANGUREN
    • Party: Movimiento Conciencia de País
  • José TINEO
    • Party: Venezuelan Third Millennium National Party / Nacional Venezuela Tercer Milenio (VTM)
  • Yudith SALAZAR
    • Party: Hijos de la Patria (HP)
  • Angel IRIGOYEN
    • Party: Let Us Break Chains / Rompamos Cadenas (RC)
  • Homer RODRÍGUEZ
    • Party: For Love of Venezuela / Por Querer a Venezuela
  • Isbelia LEÓN
    • Party: Strength and Peace Institution / Fuerza y Paz (IFP)

* In addition to MVR, Hugo CHÁVEZ enjoyed the support of 24 other parties.
** In addition to 'A New Era' party, Manuel ROSALES enjoyed the support of 43 other parties in this election.

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential elections were last held on 30 July 2000. Hugo CHAVEZ Frias was reelected president with 59.5% of the vote. He was followed by Francisco ARIAS with 37.5% and Claudio FERMIN with 3%.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 25,730,435 (July 2006 est,)
  • Registered Voters: 15,921,223 (November 2006 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 13,603,432 (2006)

·         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: 29 (following the 2005 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: 3,859,565 (est.)