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    Over 41.5% of Venezuelans Took Part in Constituent Assembly Election

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    A total of 41.53 percent of Venezuelan voters cast their ballots during the election to the Constituent Assembly, President of the National Electoral Council Tibisay Lucena said at a press conference.

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — On Sunday, Venezuela held election of members of the Constituent Assembly, a new legislative body with the power to amend the constitution.

    Lucena said on late Sunday that more than 8 million Venezuelans cast their votes.

    "That is a very positive result. Peace has won. If peace wins, Venezuela also wins," she said.

    Earlier on Sunday, the country's opposition said that the turnout amounted to less than 10 percent.

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