Caracas, Nov. 23 - The National Electoral Council (CNE) ratified the day before the triumph of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) in 18 of the 23 governorates disputed in the elections held last Sunday.
From the headquarters of the CNE, its president Pedro Calzadilla offered the second official report of the regional and municipal elections, after accounting for 99.20 percent of the minutes, with a participation of 42.26 percent of the voters' list.
The head of the highest electoral body specified that the results of the electoral contest for governors are already irreversible in 21 of the 23 states of the country, while Barinas and Apure remain to be adjudicated, where the initial preliminary count gave victory to the PSUV and its allies of the Great Patriotic Pole.
The main political force in Venezuela won the governments of Amazonas (Miguel Rodríguez), Anzoátegui (Luis José Marcano), Aragua (Karina Carpio), Bolívar (Ángel Marcano), Carabobo (Rafael Lacava), Delta Amacuro (Lizeta Hernández), Falcón ( Víctor Clark), Guárico (José Vásquez) and La Guaira (José Alejandro Terán).
Likewise, the candidates for governor for the PSUV prevailed in Lara (Adolfo Pereira), Mérida (Jehynson Guzmán), Miranda (Héctor Rodríguez), Monagas (Ernesto Luna), Portuguesa (Primitivo Cedeño), Sucre (Gilberto Pinto), Táchira (Freddy Bernal), Trujillo (Gerardo Márquez) and Yaracuy (Julio León).
For its part, the opposition alliance Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (MUD) won the governorates of Cojedes (José Alberto Galíndez) and Zulia (Manuel Rosales), while Morel Rodríguez (Fuerza Vecinal) obtained the majority of the votes in the island state of New Sparta.
In reference to the 355 mayors at the national level, the CNE said that the positions of 322 municipalities can already be awarded, 205 for the PSUV, 59 for the MUD, 37 for the Democratic Alliance and 21 for other parties and coalitions. (PL)
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