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Venezuela vote turnout was 32 pct by 6 pm - election board source

by Reuters
Monday, 21 May 2018 01:32 GMT

CARACAS, May 20 (Reuters) - Participation in Venezuela's controversial presidential election on Sunday was at 32.3 percent by 6 p.m. as most polling stations began closing, according to an election board source.

Turnout at Venezuela's last presidential election in 2015 was 80 percent, but the mainstream opposition called for a boycott of Sunday's vote, alleging it was rigged in favor of socialist leader Nicolas Maduro's re-election. (Reporting by Girish Gupta; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

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