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Venezuelan's Head to the Polls Again in Municipal Elections

Venezuelans will go to polls once again, this time to elect municipal official from around the country.

The governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela, or Psuv, won 18 of the 23 states during the Oct. 15 regional elections, despite predictions of significant opposition gains.

The vote followed the July 30 Constituent Assembly elections, which came on the heels of months of violent opposition protests left over 100 people dead.

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Venezuela's soldiers stand with cases of voting materials during a ceremony ahead of the regional elections which will be held on October 15, in Caracas, Venezuela, October 9, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

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    Venezuelan's went to the polls twice so far this year - the Constituent Assembly elections in July and Regional Elections on Oct. 15. | Photo AVN

  • Voter turnout for the Regional Elections exceeded expectations.

    Voter turnout for the Regional Elections exceeded expectations. | Photo AVN

  • Officials and candidates lauded the process and confirmed there was not any major incidents to report.

    Officials and candidates lauded the process and confirmed there was not any major incidents to report. | Photo AVN

  • According to official results, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, or PSUV, took 18 of 23 states.

    According to official results, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, or PSUV, took 18 of 23 states. | Photo AVN

  • Some leaders of MUD coalition refused to recognize the results, although 4 of 5 elected opposition governors took their seats. A number of opposition parties subsequently announced they would not participate in the municipal elections.

    Some leaders of MUD coalition refused to recognize the results, although 4 of 5 elected opposition governors took their seats. A number of opposition parties subsequently announced they would not participate in the municipal elections. | Photo AVN

  • Representatives of 17 political movements attended a meeting at the Electoral Council to choose positions on the ballot.

    Representatives of 17 political movements attended a meeting at the Electoral Council to choose positions on the ballot. | Photo AVN

  • Representatives of 17 political movements attended a meeting at the National Electoral Council to choose positions on the ballot.

    Representatives of 17 political movements attended a meeting at the National Electoral Council to choose positions on the ballot. | Photo AVN

  • Tania Diaz vice president of the PSUV meets with the heads of municipal campaign ahead of the 2017 municipal elections.

    Tania Diaz vice president of the PSUV meets with the heads of municipal campaign ahead of the 2017 municipal elections. | Photo AVN

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