Venezuela turnout ‘41.5%’ after violent vote

Turnout in Venezuela’s controversial election for a constituent assembly was 41.5%, the electoral commission says.

Just over eight million people voted, commission president Tibisay Lucena told a news conference.

Sunday’s election was marred by violence with widespread protests and at least 10 people killed.

The opposition has refused to recognise the election and has called for further protests on Monday. The assembly will be able to rewrite the constitution.

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