May 21, 2018 / 1:36 AM / 3 months ago

Venezuela vote turnout was 32 percent by 6 pm: election board source

CARACAS (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.

Electoral workers process ballots at a polling station during the presidential election in Caracas, Venezuela, May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello

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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