Venezuela: 41.5% turnout in Venezuela's Constituent Assembly elections — National Electoral Council

About eight million people cast their ballots in Venezuela's Constituent Assembly elections, president of the National Electoral Council Tibisay Lucena announced in a press conference in Caracas, Monday. «8,089,320 Venezuelans spoke in relation to the electoral offer for the National Constituent Assembly,» Lucena stated, adding, «The vote was so high, so surprising, because we thought of the... Еще threats, the blockades, the difficulties that were overcome.» The election of the 545-seat Constituent Assembly, which will have the power to draft a new constitution, was marred by protests and clashes in Caracas and other Venezuelan cities. The election comes after months of protests, often with violent clashes ensuing, demanding early general elections opposing President Nicolas Maduro's Constituent Assembly plans and demonstrating against the economic crisis in Venezuela.

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