Venezuela’s Maduro says government wins 90 percent of mayorships

CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s ruling Socialist Party won at least 90 percent of the 335 mayorships contested in yesterday’s local elections, President Nicolas Maduro said.

According to the national election board’s latest official count, the socialists won 41 of 42 mayorships counted by late evening. But Maduro said results overnight would show his government had won more than 300 of the polls.

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