1996 Puerto Rican general election

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Puerto Rican general election, 1996

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Turnout82.70%
  Pedro Rosselló (inauguracion).jpg Héctor Luis Acevedo.jpg
Nominee Pedro Rosselló Héctor Luis Acevedo
Party New Progressive Popular Democratic
Popular vote 1,006,331 875,852
Percentage 51.14% 44.75%

Puerto Rican general election, 1996 map.png
Election results map. Blue denotes municipalities won by Rosselló, and red denotes those won by Acevedo.

Governor before election

Pedro Rosselló
New Progressive

Elected Governor

Pedro Rosselló
New Progressive

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General elections were held in Puerto Rico on 5 November 1996.[1] Pedro Rosselló of the New Progressive Party (PNP) was re-elected Governor, whilst the PNP also won a majority of seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Voter turnout was between 80% and 82%.[2]

Results[edit]

Governor[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Pedro Rosselló New Progressive Party 1,006,331 51.4
Héctor Luis Acevedo Popular Democratic Party 875,852 44.7
David Noriega Rodríguez Puerto Rican Independence Party 73,305 3.8
Other candidates 808 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 9,409
Total 1,967,705 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,380,676 82.7
Source: Nohlen

Resident Commissioner[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Carlos Romero Barceló New Progressive Party 973,654 50.0
Celeste Benítez Popular Democratic Party 904,048 46.4
Manuel Rodríguez Orellana Puerto Rican Independence Party 68,828 3.5
Other candidates 440 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 9,409
Total 1,956,379 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,380,676 82.2
Source: Nohlen

House of Representatives[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
New Progressive Party 906,693 48.0 37 +1
Popular Democratic Party 814,952 43.1 16 0
Puerto Rican Independence Party 140,964 7.5 1 0
Other parties 346 0.0 0 0
Independents 25,720 1.4 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 23,101
Total 1,911,776 100 54 +1
Registered voters/turnout 2,380,676 80.3
Source: Nohlen

Senate[edit]

Party National votes % Seats +/-
New Progressive Party 886,455 47.0 19 –1
Popular Democratic Party 772,044 40.9 8 0
Puerto Rican Independence Party 160,005 8.5 1 0
Other parties 458 0.2 0 0
Independents 68,466 3.6 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 23,101
Total 1,910,529 100 28 –1
Registered voters/turnout 2,380,676 80.3
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

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