Trump Administration Condemns Venezuela’s Legislative Elections

The Trump administration said on Monday night that the legislative elections held in Venezuela on Sunday, in which the regime’s party PSUV is set to gain control of the opposition-controlled National Assembly were a sham.

The Trump administration said on Monday night that the legislative elections held in Venezuela on Sunday, in which the regime’s party PSUV is set to gain control of the opposition-controlled National Assembly were a sham.

“The United States, along with numerous other democracies around the world, condemns this charade, which failed to meet any minimum standard of credibility,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.

“Maduro brazenly rigged these elections in his favor through the illegal seizure of political parties’ names and ballot logos, manipulation of the process by his loyalist electoral council, violence and intimidation, and other undemocratic tactics,” Pompeo pointed out.

The United States is one of 50 countries that doesn’t recognize Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro as the country’s legitimate leader, instead supporting National Assembly President Juan Guaido. The European Union refused to send independent election monitors Sunday, claiming the conditions for a democratic process didn’t exist.


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