The Latest: Early returns say socialists sweep big cities

Venezuela’s ruling socialist get together has swept most state capitals and major towns in Sunday’s mayoral elections that were boycotted by various opposition functions.

Electoral authorities say the ruling celebration won in forty one of 42 cities wherever winners were being declared in line with early official benefits. The opposition even misplaced in strongholds including Maracaibo as well as Caracas-area district of Sucre.

About forty seven percent of suitable voters solid ballots. That was down from fifty eight percent in municipal elections four years back.

A few on the 4 main opposition parties refused to industry candidates in Sunday’s contests because of irregularities and allegations of fraud detected in recent gubernatorial elections.