Venezuela: Right parties get a jolt
President Maduro’s socialist party improves position.
Candidates allied with the left-wing government of President Nicolas Maduro won in 17 of Venezuela's 23 states in regional elections on Sunday, October 15. Results in one state (Bolivar) have not been announced yet at writing. The turnout of eligible voters was 61.1 per cent. The results indicate a recuperation of support for the government since its heavy loss in the legislative election of December 6, 2015.