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Venezuela holds another flawed election

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  • Oct 20 2017 12:00About: 1 month ago
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“THIS only happens in Venezuela,” boasted Nicolás Maduro as the electoral commission declared the results of a long-delayed regional election on October 15th. For once, the country’s president (pictured, with moustache) may have been right. In the midst of an economic calamity largely of his own making, with opinion polls showing support among Venezuelans for his government at less than 30%, his United Socialist Party (PSUV) won 18 out of 23 governorships and more than half the national vote.

“Neither Venezuelans nor the world will swallow this fiction,” declared Gerardo Blyde, the campaign director of the opposition Democratic Unity coalition (MUD). The electoral commission, which takes its orders from Mr Maduro’s regime, has published fiction before, most recently in July, when it claimed that more than 8m people voted to select members of a “constituent assembly”, a sham parliament designed to bypass the opposition-controlled national assembly. The commission...Continue reading

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“THIS only happens Venezuela” boasted Nicolás Maduro electoral commission declared results long-delayed regional election October 15th. once country’s president (pictured with moustache) have been right. midst economic calamity largely making opinion polls showing support among Venezuelans government less than 30% United Socialist Party (PSUV) governorships more half national vote.“Neither world will swallow this fiction” Gerardo Blyde campaign director opposition Democratic Unity coalition (MUD). commission which takes orders from Maduro’s regime published fiction before most recently July when claimed that people voted select members “constituent assembly” sham parliament designed bypass opposition-controlled assembly. commission...Continue reading

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