Venezuela’s Maduro Claims Victory in Boycotted Elections

Venezuelan socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro claimed victory on Sunday night in legislative elections that were boycotted by the interim presidency of Juan Guaido and the main opposition parties all over the country.

Venezuelan socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro claimed victory on Sunday night in legislative elections that were boycotted by the interim presidency of Juan Guaido and the main opposition parties all over the country.

Venezuela’s National Electoral Council president Indira Alfonzo announced that Maduro and his party PSUV won 67.7 percent of the vote with over 80 percent of ballots counted, while the opposition bloc which broke the boycott had only 18 percent. The electoral agency has been controlled by the executive branch in Venezuela since the year 2004.

Turnout was lo with 70 percent abstaining, and the results give the PSUV control of an expanded 227-seat National Assembly, which is the only official body held by the opposition.

“We have recovered the National Assembly with the majority vote of the Venezuelan people. It’s a great victory without a doubt for democracy,” Maduro said in a televised address.

The United States government and different leaders in Europe and Latin America said last week they will not recognize the results of this election, after claiming that the Maduro regime failed to guarantee the necessary conditions to conduct this political event.


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