A total of 3,040,449 votes were cast in opposition primary election
According to the figures reported by the Electoral Committee of the opposition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD), 1,900,528 people (64,2%) voted for the governor of the state of Miranda and leader of Primero Justicia -Justice First party, Henrique Capriles Radonski
The Electoral Committee of the opposition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) released a new report on its website saying that 3,040,449 Venezuelans voted in the primary elections held on Sunday, according to a review of 99% of the vote records.
According to MUD's data, Capriles garnered 1,900,528 votes (64.2%). Pablo Pérez, the governor of the state of Zulia and leader of Un Nuevo Tiempo -A New Era party, came second with 896,070 votes (30.3%); María Corina Machado (deputy for the state of Miranda, independent) received 110,420 votes (3.7%); Diego Arria (a former Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations, independent) got 37.834 votes (1.3%) and Pablo Medina (a former union leader) received 14.456 votes (0.5%).
The votes of Venezuelans living abroad are still to be counted.
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