Venezuela: 8 million vote ‘for peace’ and new assembly



VENEZUELA’S’s anti-imperialist government claimed victory on Sunday night after eight million citizens cast their votes “for peace.”
National Electoral Council (CNE) president Tibisay Lucena announced the turnout in elections to the new national constituent assembly just before midnight.
She said that almost 8.1 million people had voted — 41.5 per cent of registered voters — despite a boycott by the Democratic Unity Roundtable (Mud) opposition.
That compared well with the 7.6 million votes that brought President Nicolas Maduro to power in 2013 and the 7.7 million that gave the Mud a... read more

 
1 August 2017 in Regional, Views: 61
Source: Morning Star
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