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Venezuela Regime Claims Wins 17 of 23 States in Governor Elections Despite Polls
According to the Regime controlled CNE, the candidates from the much more popular opposition won in only five states in what is considered a widely fraudulent vote tally.

CARACAS – In an apparent fraud of huge proportions, the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) claims it won 17 of the country’s 23 states in a nationwide gubernatorial election on Sunday, according to the official results announced by the Regime Controlled National Electoral Council (CNE).

According to the Regime Controlled CNE, the candidates from the opposition won in just five states, while Opinion polls and exit polls had the Opposition winning with at least 60% of the vote nationwide. The result from the last remaining region, Bolivar State, has not yet been made public and is being processed.

In addition to the western state of Lara and the southern Amazonas, the PSUV managed to snatch the northern-central state of Miranda, the opposition’s bastion governed by the two-time presidential candidate Henrique Capriles.

With 95.8 percent of the votes counted and 61.14 percent of voter turnout, CNE president Tibisay Lucena said that the results were “irreversible.”

The PSUV won in the states of Apure, Aragua, Barinas, Carabobo, Cojedes, Delta Amacuro, Falcon, Guarico, Monagas, Portuguesa, Sucre, Trujillo, Vargas, Yaracuy.

The opposition saw its triumph in the states of Anzoategui, Merida, Nueva Esparta, Tachira and Zulia.

Shortly before the CNE’s official result announcement, the coalition of opposition parties Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) had claimed that the figures obtained by its campaign staff were “very different” from the ones that the CNE was going to make public.

In the Sunday’s elections, Venezuela’s ruling party and the opposition vied for the country’s 23 governorates, 20 of which had been in the hands of the ruling party in the last four years.

In December 2015, the opposition had won a resounding victory by defeating the ruling party in the legislative elections and obtaining 112 seats out of 167 in Congress.

Venezuelan Opposition Does Not Recognize Regional Election Results

The coalition of Venezuelan opposition parties the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) said that it does not recognize the National Electoral Council’s official results of the regional elections held on Sunday.

“We do not recognize the results announced by the National Electoral Council,” MUD campaign chief Gerardo Blyde said at a press conference, adding that the opposition coalition will ask for an audit of the entire electoral process.

After fraudulent elections in July, the company that designed, provided and runs Venezuela's voting machinery announced that Venezuela's declared voting results differed by more than a million from the results the company's machines computed.




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