Venezuela Regionals 2008

Regional and local elections were held in Venezuela on Sunday November 23. 22 governors (Amazonas was elected in 2005, and not 2004), 2 metro mayors (including Caracas), 328 mayors and 251 alderman were up for election. This was also the first election since Hugo Chavez founded the PSUV in April of this year.

Gubernatorial:

  • PSUV 17 (-3)
  • Opposition (AD, Primero Justicia, UNT) 5 (+3)

In addition, outspoken Chavez critic Antonio Ledezma (Fearless People’s Alliance) was elected Mayor of Caracas (metropolitan mayor) with 52.4% against 44.97% for the PSUV-Chavista candidate.

Top four states (excluding Caracas, which is weird):

Zulia (Maracaibo): (3.620 mln) – opposition hold
Miranda: (2.828 mln) – oppozition gain
Carabobo: (2.227 mln) – oppozition gain
Lara (1.795 mln) – chavista hold

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Posted on November 26, 2008, in Regional and local elections, Venezuela. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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