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Venezuelan parliamentary election, 1998

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Venezuela

Parliamentary elections were held in Venezuela on 8 November 1998.[1] Democratic Action won a plurality of seats, winning 61 of the 207 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 21 of the 54 seats in the Senate. Voter turnout was 54.5% in the Senate elections and 52.7% in the Chamber elections.[2][3]

People elected for the first time in this election include Nicolás Maduro and Juan Barreto (MVR), Henrique Capriles Radonski (COPEI) for the Chamber of Deputies; and Rafael Poleo (Democratic Action) and Julián Isaías Rodríguez Diaz (MVR) for the Senate.

Results

Senate

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Democratic Action 1,246,567 24.4 21 +5
Fifth Republic Movement 1,008,693 19.8 8 New
Copei 518,976 12.1 6 -8
Project Venezuela 518,235 10.2 3 New
Movement for Socialism 465,977 9.1 5 0
Fatherland for All 171,469 3.4 4 New
Radical Cause 151,960 3.0 1 -8
Opening to National Participation 123,948 2.4 1 New
National Convergence 119,951 2.3 3 -3
Integration and Representation New Hope 63,422 1.2 0 New
Renovación 61,992 1.2 1 New
Communist Party of Venezuela 24,929 0.5 1 +1
Authentic Renewal Organisation 24,794 0.5 0 0
Independent Socialists 24,384 0.5 0 New
United for Human Rights 21,550 0.4 0 New
National Integration Movement 19,138 0.4 0 0
Democratic Republican Union 16,680 0.3 0 0
People's Electoral Movement 15,140 0.3 0 0
Emerging People 9,271 0.2 0 0
Independents for the National Community 7,027 0.1 0 New
257 other parties 391,857 7.7 0
Invalid/blank votes 776,201
Total 5,884,588 100 54 +4
Source: Nohlen

Chamber of Deputies

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Democratic Action 1,195,751 24.1 61 +6
Fifth Republic Movement 986,131 19.9 35 New
Copei 593,882 12.0 26 -27
Project Venezuela 518,235 10.4 20 New
Movement for Socialism 440,665 8.9 24 0
Fatherland for All 171,091 3.4 11 New
Radical Cause 147,806 3.0 5 -35
National Convergence 122,242 2.5 6 -20
Opening to National Participation 76,991 1.5 3 New
Integration and Representation New Hope 62,738 1.3 3 New
Renovación 61,704 1.2 2 New
United for Human Rights 30,760 0.6 1 New
Communist Party of Venezuela 28,827 0.6 2 New
Authentic Renewal Organisation 26,610 0.5 2 +1
Independent Socialists 24,729 0.5 1 New
Democratic Republican Union 19,195 0.4 1 0
National Integration Movement 18,099 0.4 1 0
People's Electoral Movement 17,343 0.3 1 0
Organisation Force in Motion 397,205 8.0 1 New
Movement for Popular Democracy-Red Flag 1 New
Other parties 0
Invalid/blank votes 828,631
Total 5,792,391 100 207 +4
Source: Nohlen
Popular Vote
AD
  
24.09%
MVR
  
19.87%
COPEI
  
11.96%
PROVE
  
10.44%
MAS
  
8.88%
PPT
  
3.45%
LCR
  
2.98%
CVGV
  
2.46%
MA
  
1.55%
IRENE
  
1.26%
RENOVACION
  
1.24%
Others
  
11.34%
Seats
AD
  
29.47%
MVR
  
16.91%
COPEI
  
12.56%
MAS
  
11.59%
PROVE
  
9.66%
PPT
  
5.31%
CVGV
  
2.90%
LCR
  
2.42%
MA
  
1.45%
IRENE
  
1.45%
RENOVACION
  
0.97%
Others
  
5.31%

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p555 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p575
  3. ^ Nohlen, p573
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