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Voters turnout in Venezuelan local election hits 58.92%

The President of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, outlined that ruling party United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) got 196 out of 335 mayor's offices, while opposition alliance Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) got 53

"Out of 355 municipalities, there is an irreversible trend in 257," Lucena noted
EL UNIVERSAL
Sunday December 08, 2013  11:05 PM
The President of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, announced on Sunday the preliminary results of the municipal vote, with 97.52% of results transmission. She reported that voters turnout nationwide hit 58.92%.

"Out of 355 municipalities, there is an irreversible trend in 257," Lucena noted. She outlined that ruling party United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) got 196 out of 335 mayor's offices, while opposition alliance Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) got 53.

Nationwide, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) got 4,584,477 votes (44.16%); MUD, 4,252,082 votes (40.96), the Communist Party of Venezuela, 167,049 votes (1.6%) and other political parties got 1,376,056 votes (13.26%).

Breaking down the voters per party alliances, although pro-government parties won most part of mayor offices, totaling 5,111,636 votes (49.24%), opposition alliance MUD won the main mayor's offices of the country, namely, Maracaibo (Zulia State), Valencia (Carabobo state), Iribarren (Lara state), San Cristobal (Táchira state), and Barinas (Barinas state), the latter is the hometown of late president Hugo Chávez; then totaling 4,435,097 votes (42.72%) nationwide.

In Caracas, Venezuela's capital, the opposition alliance MUD candidates won the mayor's office of the Metropolitan Area of Caracas, and Baruta, Chacao, El Hatillo, and Sucre. Meanwhile, the Libertador mayor's office will continue under the leadership of ruling party PSUV.
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