Jun 23, 2018 Last Updated 2:14 PM, Jun 22, 2018
×

Warning

JFile: :read: Unable to open file:

Venezuela Election: Maduro Wins Second Term Amid Claims Of Vote Rigging

Nicolás Maduro celebrates his victory alongside his wife Cilia Flores Nicolás Maduro celebrates his victory alongside his wife Cilia Flores Image sourced at bbc.com
Published in International News
Read 2806 times
Rate this item
(0 votes)
Tagged under

Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro has won re-election to another six-year term, in a vote marred by an opposition boycott and claims of vote-rigging.

Amid food shortages stemming from a severe economic crisis, just 46% of the electorate turned out to vote.

The main opposition candidate, Henri Falcón, rejected the result soon after the polls closed.

"We do not recognise this electoral process as valid... we have to have new elections in Venezuela," he said

With more than 90% of the votes counted, Mr Maduro, 55, had 67.7% - 5.8 million votes - National Electoral Council chief Tibisay Lucena announced. Mr Falcón won 21.2% - 1.8 million votes - she said.

"They underestimated me," Mr Maduro told cheering supporters outside his presidential palace in Caracas, as fireworks went off and confetti was fired in the air.

Mr Falcón has alleged that the vote was rigged in Mr Maduro's favour, by abuse of the scanning of state-issued benefits cards used for accessing food.

Government officials said the polls were "free and fair" but most of the opposition joined a boycott against the poll.

The administration of the US President Donald Trump said it would not recognise the result. Posting on Twitter ahead of the vote, the US mission to the United Nations called the process an "insult to democracy".

The elections were supposed to be held in December 2018, but the National Constituent Assembly, made up exclusively of Mr Maduro's supporters, brought them forward.

The opposition Democratic Unity coalition said the elections were moved to take advantage of divisions within the coalition. Its two biggest candidates were also barred from running, and others have fled the country.

There were a handful of minor candidates but only Mr Falcón, a governor under the late President Hugo Chávez, was seen as a viable alternative to President Maduro. He came from the same socialist party as President Maduro, but left in 2010 to join the opposition.

13 comments

  • Comment Link CoreyGogue CoreyGogue Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:05

    kamagra buy generic viagra online
    is it illegal to buy viagra online viagra from canada
    buy viagra pay with paypal http://viagraiy.com/#viagra-20-mg

  • Comment Link CoreyGogue CoreyGogue Wednesday, 13 June 2018 14:03

    herbal viagra that worksindian viagra reviewsoriginal viagra in deutschland kaufenbuy viagra with bitcoinswat kost viagra via huisartsel viagra cubanogag gift viagra bottlehvor kan man kobe viagra uden receptus patent viagrabuy female viagra online cheapwhich shops can you buy viagra fromviagra faz mal ao coracaocontra indicacoes para o uso do viagraviagra pre muzov cenaviagra generico bogotaviagra venlo rezeptfreiviagra on prescription nhsviagra gel sachets onlinecomprar viagra arica
    viagra viagra buy viagra viagra 100mg
    vaigra viagra prices
    canadian viagra http://rldta.com/#viagra-generic
    viagra lutonis viagra prescription onlyviagra online paypal deutschlandcuanto vale una caja de viagra en espanawhy doesn't my viagra workrobin williams viagra sketchque hace el viagra en una mujerdiscount viagra and cialisla differenza tra viagra e cialisdo you need prescription to buy viagraviagra vignetteviagra kaufen mit paypal zahlenviagra penis ringcan viagra cause liver problemslloyds pharmacy viagra onlineeffects of viagra on teenseffect viagra et alcoolwatermelon works better than viagra

  • Comment Link CoreyGogue CoreyGogue Tuesday, 12 June 2018 22:04

    garlic or viagraviagra dosage steroidviagra pharmacological classfungerar generisk viagraviagra brazil buy222 pill viagramanufacturer's coupon for viagrasample cialis lavitra viagrabest viagra sourcewhich is cheaper viagra or cialisdonde comprar viagra en californiasildenafil citrate tablets viagraviagra e tachicardianhs prescription charges viagra
    where can u buy viagra viagra from canada
    buying viagra in china viagra pills
    where can i get viagra prescription http://rldta.com/#viagra-from-canada
    what would happen if a woman ate viagraget viagra prescriptioncheap viagra online mastercardexistuje viagra pre zenydonde comprar viagra en zacatecasviagra pr cautions demploidonde puedo comprar viagra femeninoviagra from india is the bestviagra y creatinahow can i tell if he's taking viagraonline viagra pharmacycomo funciona a pilula do viagragive me details on viagraviagra ohne rezept expressviagra kopen leidenviagra condom futuraherbal viagra online australia

  • Comment Link CoreyGogue CoreyGogue Friday, 08 June 2018 12:00

    qual e o risco de tomar viagraesiste un viagra x le donneviagra que dura 36 horasdoes viagra work when you are tiredout of date viagrabla viagra pilleris viagra a blood thinnerwie verwendet man viagrasteroids and viagraviagra generico in italia contrassegnoviagra o que ema il viagra aumenta le dimensioniviagra tired next dayviagra kisirlik yaparmihow to buy viagra privatelyviagra prezzo confezioneother names for viagra jokewhere to buy viagra in udon thani
    order sildenafil generic viagra online
    viagra order online uk viagra without a doctor prescription
    buy viagra online prescription http://viabiovit.com/#viagra-levitra
    online medicine rx cialis viagra orderordering viagra uksuper viagra sprayviagra ireland prescriptionviagra hulk radioviagra werbung fahrradwhat is the common dose of viagracomprar viagra por internet argentinawhen viagra going genericconsecuencias sobredosis de viagracual es el mejor viagra para la mujerwhat pill is like viagraviagra can cause loss of hearingviagra dosage 150 mgprice of viagra and cialisviagra zararlari nelerdir

  • Comment Link CoreyGogue CoreyGogue Sunday, 03 June 2018 16:26

    zollbestimmungen viagrais all viagra the sameuse of viagra in hot tubviagra is good or badsildenafil citrate 100mg viagra?? generikais it illegal to order viagra online without a prescriptionquick forum readtopic viagra answer generatedcan i take viagra with venlafaxinecomponenti chimici viagrabuy discount viagraviagra signaling pathway
    get viagra no prescription generic viagra
    buy viagra online without a prescription generic viagra
    viagra online prescription http://viabiovit.com/
    viagra kaufen nloutlook stop viagra spamcontraindications of viagra and coumadincan i buy viagra in argentinaacquistare viagra con paypalcontraindicaciones viagra nitratoses seguro el viagra genericoviagra contraindications and side-effectsherbal viagra tablets in indiaviagra e testosterone bassoque hierba natural reemplaza al viagraviagra veneziais there girl viagramccain avoids viagra cnn

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated.Basic HTML code is allowed.

Capital Tweets

Any data to display

Find Us on Facebook