Venezuela: Long queues in Caracas as regional election kicks off

Residents of the Miranda city of Petare flocked to the polls on Sunday as the Venezuela's regional elections got underway, Sunday. The coastal state of Miranda, bordering the capital city of Caracas, is one of the major battlefields of the regional elections with President Nicolas Maduro's ruling party seeking to regain the governorship from the country's opposition coalition, the United... Еще Democratic Roundtable (MUD). An estimated 18 million citizens are eligible to vote at some 13,559 polling stations nationwide. Recent polls have indicated a lead by independent candidates at 62% against pro-government candidate, who projections put at 21%.

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