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Venezuela election: Maduro wins second term amid claims of vote rigging

Sun Online Desk     21st May, 2018 09:43:50 printer

Venezuela election: Maduro wins second term amid claims of vote rigging

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

 

Early reports said turnout for the controversial vote was unusually low - about 46% of the electorate.

 

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.

 

Source: BBC


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