United Socialist Party of Venezuela Wins 81% of Mayoral Offices in Elections

President Chavez holds up a copy of the national constitution of Venezuela during his post-election press conference. (PP)

 

President Chavez holds up a copy of the national constitution of Venezuela during his post-election press conference. (PP)
Caracas, November 25, 2008 (venezuelanalysis.com)-- Candidates from the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) won 81% of the mayor’s offices and 77% of the governorships in Venezuela in last Sunday’s regional and local elections, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announced in a press conference Monday evening.

Venezuelans elected PSUV candidates for mayor in 265 out of the total 327 mayoral contests. This represents a steady increase since pro-Chávez candidates won 114 mayor’s offices in the year 2000, and 226 offices in 2004, Chávez affirmed, presenting calculations based on the results released by the National Electoral Council (CNE).
 
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