Venezuela Elections: Chavismo shines over Governorship in 20 out of 23 states

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President Pedro Calzadilla of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) reported a 41.80 percent turnout in Sunday's Subnational elections.

Calzadilla stated that the elections were held in a peaceful environment after counting 90.21 percent of the ballots cast.

For the governor's contest, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) candidates lead in 20 of the 23 states.

Meanwhile, the candidates of the opposition alliance United Democratic Table (MUD) have acquired a lead in the states of Cojedes and Zulia. The Neighbors Force (FV) party was able to capture the other governorship for opposition sectors in Nueva Esparta State.

"Nothing disturbed the electoral process ... International observers move freely throughout the country to verify the electoral process... It is a victory for the humble people, the noble people of Venezuela, who have endured a brutal war," President Nicolas Maduro stressed.

Over 21,000,000 Venezuelans were summoned to the polls to vote for 23 governors, 335 mayors, 253 legislators, and 2,471 councilors.

Over 300 international observers from 55 nations and organizations, including the European Union (EU), the United Nations (UN), and the Carter Center, received credentials from the CNE.

The elections attracted about 70,000 candidates from all major parties in the South American country. They were there to represent 37 national political parties as well as 43 regional groups.


Publish : 2021-11-22 14:17:00

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