Venezuela’s regional elections see low turnout as opposition returns

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Reuters

By Vivian Sequera and Mayela Armas CARACAS (Reuters) -Low numbers of voters took part in Venezuela’s regional elections on Sunday while electoral authorities reported “small and isolated difficulties,” in elections that mark the return of opposition politicians after four years’ absence. During the elections, over 3,000 state governors, mayors and city councils will be chosen across the South American country, which is beset by a long-running recession and hyperinflation. The vote will test the impartiality of Venezuela’s electoral commission, which in May included two opponents among its top …

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