On Monday afternoon, with 99.57 percent of the vote counted, the Yes vote had a total of 6,310,482 votes, or 54.85% of the vote, while the No vote had 5,193,839 votes, 45.14%, according to the second release of official results of this Sunday’s referendum from the National Electoral Council (CNE).
This second report of voting results included 11,710,740 votes counted with only 409 vote counts remaining. Of all the votes cast, 11,501,321 were valid and 206,419 were voided. According to the report, voter abstention was at 29.67%, which indicated voter turnout of just over 70%.
Radio Nacional de Venezuela, Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Press Office / February 17, 2009