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

Monday, May 21, 2018

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…