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2000 Puerto Rican general election

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General elections were held in Puerto Rico on 7 November 2000.[1] Sila María Calderón of the Popular Democratic Party (PPD) was elected Governor, whilst the PPD also won a majority of seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Voter turnout was between 80% and 82%.[2]

Puerto Rican general election, 2000

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  Sila María Calderón.png Carlos Pesquera in 2016.png
Nominee Sila María Calderón Carlos Pesquera
Party Popular Democratic New Progressive
Popular vote 978,860 919,194
Percentage 48.9% 45.9%

Puerto Rican general election, 2000 map.png
Election results map. Red denotes municipalities won by Calderón, and blue denotes those won by Pesquera.

Governor before election

Pedro Rosselló
New Progressive

Elected Governor

Sila María Calderón
Popular Democratic

Contents

ResultsEdit

GovernorEdit

Candidate Party Votes %
Sila María Calderón Popular Democratic Party 978,860 48.9
Carlos Pesquera New Progressive Party 919,194 45.9
Rubén Berríos Martínez Puerto Rican Independence Party 104,705 5.2
Other candidates 709 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 8,667
Total 2,012,135 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,447,032 82.2
Source: Nohlen

Resident CommissionerEdit

Candidate Party Votes %
Anibal Acevedo Vilá Popular Democratic Party 983,488 49.6
Carlos Romero Barcelo New Progressive Party 905,690 45.6
Manuel Rodríguez Orellana Puerto Rican Independence Party 95,067 4.8
Other candidates 571 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 8,667
Total 1,993,483 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,447,032 81.5
Source: Nohlen

House of RepresentativesEdit

Party Constituency National list Seats +/-
Votes % Votes %
Popular Democratic Party 934,611 47.9 857,614 44.3 30 +14
New Progressive Party 902,708 46.3 851,506 44.0 20 –17
Puerto Rican Independence Party 112,592 5.8 224,765 11.6 1 0
Other parties 1,410 0.0 274 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 18,962 18,962
Total 1,970,287 100 1,953,121 100 51 –3
Registered voters/turnout 2,447,032 79.8 2,447,032 79.8
Source: Nohlen

SenateEdit

Party Constituency National list Additional
seats
Total
seats
+/-
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Popular Democratic Party 1,850,091 48.0 14 855,013 44.3 5 0 19 +11
New Progressive Party 1,778,197 46.2 2 856,886 44.4 5 1 8 –11
Puerto Rican Independence Party 221,411 5.8 0 217,390 11.3 1 0 1 0
Other parties 676 0.0 0 142 0.0 0 0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 18,982 18,982
Total 100 16 1,948,393 100 11 1 28 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,447,032 2,447,032
Source: Nohlen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p552 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Nohlen, p553