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.
"Cocoa is to Venezuelans what wine is to the French," says Alejandro Prosperi, head of the Venezuelan Chamber of Cocoa, using this simile to express the paramount importance or the cocoa industry for the country. Often times heralded as "the best cocoa in the world," a passion for quality dating back to the sixteenth century has made Venezuelan cocoa growers to enjoy high prestige at international level and their product to be among the most sought-after in the world.