President of the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela, Pedro Calzadilla offered the first bulletin of the regional and municipal elections in question in the country this Sunday, in which he pointed out that only 41.80% of Venezuelans eligible to vote took part in the elections., which translates into one of the election days with the highest abstinence rate in recent years.
With 90.21% of the minutes scrutinized, Calzadilla announced the elected candidates of the 23 governors of Venezuela, among which, Chavismo won 20 of them, He did the same with the Libertador de Caracas municipality.
In what sense, Chavismo would have won in all states except Nueva Esparta, Zulia and CojedesHowever, according to data read by Calzadilla at midnight, the gap between Tachira and Barinas, the home state of Hugo Chávez, is still very narrow.
For now, the outcome is unknown in Venezuelan cities, with the exception of Caracas, which has a special status, where the former interior minister of the Chavista regime, Carmen Melendez, was won by the Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). With 58.93% of the votes counted, ahead of the opposition Antonio Acari (Alianza Lápiz), who received 15.54% of the vote.
State by State Results
anzoategui: Luis Jose Marcano (Psuv)
Amazons: Miguel Rodriguez (Psuv)
Soon: German Pinot (Psuv)
aragua: Karina Carpio (PSUV)
barinas: Arganese Chavez (PSUV)
bolivar: Angel Marcano (PSUV)
carabobo: Rafael Lacava (PSUV)
Cozedes: Jose Galindez (MUD)
Delta Amakuro: Lijeta Hernandez (Psuv)
falcon: Victor Clarke (PSUV)
guarico: Jose Manuel Vasquez (Psuv)
la guerra: Jose Alejandro Terran (Psuv)
laras: Adolfo Pereira (Psuv)
Merida: Jehson Guzman (Psuv)
miranda: Hector Rodriguez (Psuv)
monagasy: Ernesto Luna (Psuv)
New Sparta: Morel Rafael Rodriguez (Neighborhood Force)
Portuguese: Antonio Cedeno (Psuv)
Sugar: Gilberto Amilcar Pinto (PSUV)
tachira: Freddy Bernal (PSUV)
trujillo: Gerardo Marquez (Psuv)
Yarakuy: Julio Cesar Leon Heredia (Psuv)
Julia: Manuel Rosales (MUD)
On the other hand, the opposition has won in Cojedes, where Jose Alberto Galindez from MUD won, as well as Nueva Esparta, where Morale Rodríguez vila of the emerging Fuerza Vesinal party won.
The biggest victory by the opposition was achieved in Zulia, the country’s most populous state, where Democratic Unity Table (MUD) veteran Manuel Rosales won and became the unit’s governor for the third time., It should be noted that Rosales was a presidential candidate in 2006, the election in which he lost after facing then-president Hugo Chavez. He was also a political prisoner of the regime.
Dictator Nicolás Maduro made a speech upon learning of the results, in which he confirmed that Chavismo had achieved a “good victory”, with “the whole map clear and drawn”.
“Thanks to the people of Venezuela, for the active, voting and aware people (…) the experience we are accumulating is vital to the steps we are going to take in the days, months and years to come, “The dictator said…
“I’m sure we’re going to prioritize pronunciation in political dialogue over the actions of all governors and elected mayors,” Maduro said after winning more than 85% of the governorship. of the country
As with the first data on participation, the opposition Henrique Capriles transferred his “recognition” to those who have worked “tirelessly in the election process” on his social networks.
In addition, complaints resonated throughout the day from citizens and opponents, who have condemned pressure on election officials in polling stations to close them when Venezuelans are not waiting.
one killed and two injured
Despite the fact that Maduro described the day as peaceful and without failures, in the afternoon he made himself known as Violent incident at a polling station in Julia state in which one died and two were injured (in the northwest of the country) during a shooting.
According to the Venezuelan newspaper, the incident happened when armed men in white vans arrived at the municipality’s polling station and opened fire on the people present there.Truth’.
Similarly, Eduardo Labrador, the legislator’s candidate in Zulia for the opposition Democratic Unity Table (MUD), condemned attacks by armed groups in the same municipality of San Francisco.