List of Venezuela governors

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Map of Venezuela where red denotes states governed by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela. Blue denotes those won by the Coalition for Democratic Unity after 2017 election.

List of governors of states of Venezuela. Governors in Venezuela are in charge of the government and administration of each State. A Governor must be a Venezuelan over the age of 25 who is not a member of the clergy. The Governor can be elected for a term of four years by a majority vote. The Governor can be re-elected to an additional term only immediately and only once.

Governors give a yearly public accounting to the State Comptroller for their office, and submit a report on the same to the Legislative Council and the Public Policy Planning and Coordination Council.

In each state exists a Public Policy Planning and Coordination Council, chaired by the Governor with members from the mayors, the state directors of the various ministries and representatives of the legislators elected by the State to the National Assembly, as well as representatives from the Legislative Council, the municipal councils and organized communities, including native communities where they exist.

List by state

State Executive Office holder Party Last election Next election Map
Amazonas

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Governor of Amazonas Miguel Leonardo Rodríguez United Socialist Party of Venezuela 2017 2021 Amazonas in Venezuela.svg
Anzoategui

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Governor of Anzoátegui Antonio Barreto Sira Democratic Action 2017 2021 Anzoategui in Venezuela.svg
Apure

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Governor of Apure Ramón Carrizalez Rengifo United Socialist Party of Venezuela 2017 2021 Apure in Venezuela.svg
Aragua

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Governor of Aragua Rodolfo Marco Torres United Socialist Party of Venezuela 2017 2021 Aragua in Venezuela.svg
Barinas

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Governor of Barinas Argenis Chávez Frías United Socialist Party of Venezuela 2017 2021 Barinas in Venezuela.svg
Bolivar

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Governor of Bolívar Justo Noguera United Socialist Party of Venezuela 2017 2021 Bolivar in Venezuela.svg
Carabobo

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Governor of Carabobo Rafael Lacava United Socialist Party of Venezuela 2017 2021 Carabobo in Venezuela.svg
Cojedes

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Governor of Cojedes Margaud Godoy United Socialist Party of Venezuela 2017 2021 Cojedes in Venezuela.svg
Delta Amacuro

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Governor of Delta Amacuro Lizeta Hernández Abchi United Socialist Party of Venezuela 2017 2021 Delta Amacuro in Venezuela.svg
Falcon

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Governor of Falcón Víctor José Clark United Socialist Party of Venezuela 2017 2021 Falcon in Venezuela.svg
Guarico

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Governor of Guárico José Manuel Vásquez United Socialist Party of Venezuela 2017 2021 Guarico in Venezuela.svg
Lara

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Governor of Lara Carmen Meléndez United Socialist Party of Venezuela 2017 2021 Lara in Venezuela.svg
Mérida

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Governor of Mérida Ramón Guevara Jaimes Democratic Action 2017 2021 Merida in Venezuela.svg
Miranda

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Governor of Miranda Héctor Rodríguez United Socialist Party of Venezuela 2017 2021 Miranda in Venezuela.svg
Monagas

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Governor of Monagas Yelitze Santaella Hernández United Socialist Party of Venezuela 2017 2021 Monagas in Venezuela.svg
Nueva Esparta

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Governor of Nueva Esparta Alfredo Díaz Figueroa Democratic Action 2017 2021 Nueva Esparta in Venezuela.svg
Portuguesa

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Governor of Portuguesa Rafael Calles Rojas United Socialist Party of Venezuela 2017 2021 Portuguesa in Venezuela.svg
Sucre

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Governor of Sucre Edwin Rojas Mata United Socialist Party of Venezuela 2017 2021 Sucre in Venezuela.svg
Tachira

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Governor of Táchira Laidy Gómez Florez Democratic Action 2017 2021 Tachira in Venezuela.svg
Trujillo

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Governor of Trujillo Henry Rangel Silva United Socialist Party of Venezuela 2017 2021 Trujillo in Venezuela.svg
Vargas

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Governor of Vargas Jorge García Carneiro United Socialist Party of Venezuela 2017 2021 Vargas in Venezuela.svg
Yaracuy

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Governor of Yaracuy Julio León Heredia United Socialist Party of Venezuela 2017 2021 Yaracuy in Venezuela.svg
Zulia

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Governor of Zulia Omar Prieto United Socialist Party of Venezuela 2017 2021 Zulia in Venezuela.svg
Distrito Capital

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Head of the Government Jacqueline Faría United Socialist Party of Venezuela By appointment
Territorio Insular Miranda

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Head of the Government Félix Plasencia United Socialist Party of Venezuela By appointment

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Mayors of Metropolitan District of Caracas

The Metropolitan District was created in 1999 and abolished in 2017. See also List of Governors of Federal District of Venezuela.

Took office Left office Mayor vote
2000 2004 Alfredo Peña, MVR 64.80
2004 2008 Juan Barreto, MVR 60.33
2008 2015 Antonio Ledezma, ABP 52.42
2015 2017 Helen Fernández, ABP Replacement after Ledezma was arrested.
2017 2017 Alí Mansour Landaeta, PJ Last mayor

Heads of Government of the Distrito Capital

The Head of Government of the Capital District was created in 2009. The Head is appointed by the President of Venezuela.

Took office Left office Head
14 April 2009 13 October 2014 Jacqueline Faría, PSUV
13 October 2014 26 May 2015 Ernesto Villegas, PSUV
26 May 2015 6 January 2016 Juan Carlos Dugarte, PSUV
6 January 2016 29 January 2017 Daniel Aponte, PSUV
29 January 2017 21 June 2017 Carolina Cestari, PSUV
21 June 2017 5 January 2018 Antonio Benavides Torres, PSUV
5 January 2018 29 January 2020 Carolina Cestari, PSUV
29 January 2020 13 August 2020 Darío Vivas, PSUV

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