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.


  • 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



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

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