The neglected factory hasn't produced a car since 2015, but GM still has 79 dealers that employ almost 4,000 people in Venezuela, where for decades it was the market leader.
President Nicolas Maduro said three parties which boycotted mayoral elections should be ineligible for future votes. He said the ruling party won at least 90 percent of the 335 mayorships.
Venezuela's opposition has said it won't be bullied out of participating in future elections, a day after threats by President Nicolas Maduro. The US said it stands with Venezuelans as they "seek to restore democracy."
Venezuelan voters are returning to polling booths, this time to select mayors in all of the South American state’s 335 municipalities. It is the last national election ahead of next year's presidential race.
The Venezuelan president has announced plans to create a cryptocurrency backed by oil, gas, gold and diamond reserves. He said the "petro" will help combat the US' "blockade" against the oil-rich country.
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