Canada, Lima Group members will not recognize result of contested Venezuelan election

Posted May 22, 2018

He said Mr Maduro must allow humanitarian aid into Venezuela and that the United States will not "sit idly by".

Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have fled the South American country in a mass exodus in recent years.

Venezuela held what it called presidential and state legislative "elections" on Sunday, as if voters' ballots would decide who governs them. "It is part of the democratic practice and this challenge will have to go through existing channels" in the National Electoral Council (CNE), former Spanish prime minister and mediator in the Venezuelan elections, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, said in an exclusive interview with EFE. "The United States stands with democratic nations around the world in support of the Venezuelan people and their sovereign right to elect their representatives through free and fair elections".

"If the government of the United States wants to dialogue at some point, I am open to dialogue".

Meanwhile, in Petare, home to Caracas' biggest slum, voters waited in line to have their so-called "Fatherland Card" scanned by socialist party volunteers.

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There were lines, however, outside some polling stations in poorer government strongholds, where the majority of voters interviewed said they were backing Maduro.

Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro faced global condemnation on Monday (May 21) after his re-election in a vote foes denounced as a farce that cemented autocracy in the crisis-stricken oil-producing nation. Opposition leaders had called for a boycott of the vote to protest the current government. "You seek treatment", said Nayra Martinez, a city employee in the wealthy Caracas district of Chacao who made a decision to buck her party's call to abstain.

"If you're sick and the doctor gives you few days to live, you don't lie in bed waiting to die". Caracas was calm and many of its streets were empty on Monday morning.

In the neighborhood of Los Palos Grandes, opposition supporter Henri Roldan, 62, said he's not voting.

"This money belongs to the Venezuelan people", Trump said. "Eating out is so expensive". Bertucci, a TV evangelist who handed out soup at his campaign rallies, stopped short of challenging the results, partly blaming what he called a mistaken opposition boycott that led to a turnout of around 46 percent - the lowest in a presidential race in two decades of revolution. U.S. government has already said it will not recognize outcome of the Venezuelan presidential election.

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In addition, pressure tactics honed in past campaigns have kicked into overdrive, further tilting the playing field in Maduro's favor. Officials say Maduro won 5.8 million votes, while Falcon got just 1.8 million.

A 2010 study by the Brookings Institution covering 171 electoral boycotts around the world - from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe - found that such maneuvers rarely succeed in rendering elections illegitimate in the eyes of the world. Maduro, initially dismissed as the blundering heir of former President Hugo Chávez, has managed to marginalize political competitors and others who have advocated for saner economic policies and political concessions.

Venezuela's leftist leader, Nicolas Maduro, looked set to win re-election on Sunday in what appeared to be a poorly attended vote condemned by foes as the "coronation" of a dictator and likely to bring new foreign sanctions.

Most opposition organisers had urged Venezuelans not to participate in an election from which the most popular anti-government leaders had been banned.

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