According to Venezuela’s electorate, the ruling Socialist Party has won 17 of the 23 governorates in a landslide victory.
Socialist President Nicolas Maduro hailed it as a victory for Chavismo, his party’s brand of socialism, named after former President Hugo Chavez.
Opposition leaders, however, claimed fraud.
The Coalition of the Round Table of the Democratic Union refused to recognize the result and demanded a comprehensive audit, said campaign director Gerardo Blyde.
Gerardo Blyde said that “neither the Venezuelans nor the world will swallow this fabrication.”
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The results were announced by National Electoral Council (CNE) President Tibisai Lucena. The CNE is dominated by government loyalists and has been accused of pro-government opposition bias.
The council was set on fire earlier this year when the company providing the voting systems for the July constituent assembly elections said voter turnout data for the survey had been manipulated.
The CNE rejected these allegations and used another company to vote on October 15.
President Nicolas Maduro praised the results as proof that Venezuela has “the best electoral system in the world”, and opposition leaders called for street protests on October 16th.