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Chavismo proclaims a triumph greater than that awarded in the parliamentary elections

Caracas, Dec 7 (EFE) .- Chavismo proclaimed this Monday a victory greater than that awarded in the parliamentary elections that Venezuela held on Sunday, by ensuring that it obtained 72% of the votes despite the fact that the official bulletin, with 98, 63% counted, gives him 68.43% of the votes. The National Electoral Council (CNE) presented an update of the results that places the participation at 30.50%, which shows an abstention of 69.50% in these elections, which were not part of the opposition majority that currently controls the Assembly Nacional (AN, Parliament) for considering them fraudulent. OFFICIAL RESULTS The second official bulletin expands the victory of the ruling party, which went from having 67.6% to 68.43% of the votes. All this with a participation of 6,251,080 voters, which shows an abstention of 69.50%, the highest registered in the country since 2005. The president of the CNE, Indira Alfonzo, indicated that the alliance of official parties known as Gran Polo Patriótico (GPP) won 4,277,926 votes, although it did not specify how many seats this result translates into, which does ensure a clear majority. Alfonzo reiterated that these votes are regional in nature and therefore the winners will be announced in each of the states of the country. However, he detailed the list of winners in the “national list” category, in which the official leaders Diosdado Cabello, Jorge Rodríguez and Cilia Flores, wife of the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, had already won. This category groups 48 of the 277 seats in dispute and the ruling United Socialist Party (PSUV) took 36, although there are still two places to be defined, explained the president of the CNE. On the opposition side, the deputy José Gregorio Correa, now re-elected, were proclaimed as winners, while Óscar Figuera became the only member of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) to win a seat so far. A “GIANT” VICTORY “It has been a gigantic victory for the forces of the Venezuelan revolution, it was a gigantic victory for Nicolás Maduro,” the official campaign manager and elected deputy, Jorge Rodríguez, said at a press conference. The sentence was made to remember that Maduro raised the elections, just days before they were held, as a plebiscite under his charge, by ensuring that if the minority opposition that participated in the votes won them, he would leave the Presidency. Rodríguez, also former president of the CNE, pointed out that the percentage of participation in women parliamentarians was 32%, another figure that differs from the official one. In this sense, he explained that he handles these numbers, which he defended as “a fairly accurate approximation of the final results,” thanks to the fact that the Chavismo witnesses had the expected access to the more than 29,000 minutes issued from the voting centers. The PSUV vice president, Diosdado Cabello, later clarified on Twitter that the supposed victory with 72% of the votes does not imply that this force will control the same percentage of seats, but “much more.” Until now, neither the CNE nor the official campaign command have published the list of candidates who were victorious, but the total of votes obtained by each side allows us to infer that Chavismo won more than 185 seats, which is what it needs to be in control. total of the House and exercise all legislative powers. CRITICS ARE GROWING The number of countries that reject the results of the elections grows as the post-election day progresses and there are already almost 50 who do not recognize the triumph of Chavismo. In America, the largest bloc that has said so far “not knowing” the result of the vote is made up of 16 nations that signed a declaration denouncing the lack of “legitimacy.” In the United States, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked his allies to continue to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaidó, current head of the Venezuelan Parliament, as interim president, after the “farce” this Sunday. For its part, the European Union called for the holding of “credible, inclusive and transparent” legislative and presidential elections in Venezuela. In addition, the Government of the United Kingdom expressed itself through its Foreign Minister, Dominic Raab, who indicated that the vote “was not free or fair” and therefore called on “all Venezuelan leaders” to commit to backing “a solution” for that situation. Although the Maduro Executive has not formally responded to these questions, the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, has issued a couple of comments through his account on the social network Twitter. In one of those messages, the head of Venezuelan diplomacy asks the United Kingdom to attend to its own affairs and in another he expresses: “Some politicians from the European right are waking up today on the rampage against Venezuela, especially from Germany (..) A little coherence ! “. (c) EFE Agency

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