Maduro claims landslide win in disputed elections

According to the pro-regime electoral authority the ruling socialist party won the governorships in 17 states with the opposition controlling just five

Venezuela opposition cry foul over 'landslide win' by Maduro's ruling ...

"We lost. We have to accept it", said Henri Falcon, a one-time socialist party politician who in recent years joined the opposition and lost his re-election bid as governor of Lara state.

"We encountered an absolutely fraudulent system", said Carlos Ocariz, the opposition's candidate in Miranda, the nation's second most populous state where the candidate of the ruling socialist party won.

The MUD took only five states, with one still undecided, to the government's 17.

Sunday's elections were the first contested by the opposition since the legislative vote in 2015 that gave it a majority in the National Assembly. "And when we lose, we recognize it. And when we win, we govern with the people".

Another US$27.6m was also owed on the 8.5% 2018s from Electricidad de Caracas.

The leader of the campaign team of the Democratic Unity Alliance (MUD), Gerardo Blyde, said that the results do not correspond to the information they have been receiving at the end of the election day.

Opposition leaders also said the election board skewed the poll by moving several hundred vote centres out of their strongholds and confused people by keeping the names of opposition candidates eliminated on ballots.

They included last-minute changes to polling station locations and limited availability of voting machines in opposition neighborhoods.

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Con estas nuevas preseas, Venezuela acumula 15 medallas en el torneo distribuidas en 4 de oro , 4 de plata y 7 de bronce . Con estos resultados, Venezuela suma 12 medallas: tres de oro , tres de plata y seis de bronce .

"France deplores this situation and is working with its EU partners to examine appropriate measures to help resolve the serious crisis affecting the country", the French government continued. Meanwhile, the Venezuelan government angrily rejected the U.S. statements, accusing the Trump administration of encouraging destabilizing violence in this country of 30 million inhabitants.

International powers accuse Maduro of dismantling democracy by taking over state institutions in the wake of an economic collapse caused by a fall in the price of oil, its main source of revenue.

By way of analogy, if your child went to a school where he or she was being violently bullied by a group of bullies, and your child was trying to fight back, you might go to the Headteacher to complain.

The election aftermath appears to have sunk a government-opposition mediation effort that began last month in the Dominican Republic.

All councillors will work to ensure that Labour party members in constituencies in Lambeth will no longer choose the side of the oppressor over the families of our Latin American community.

"We do not recognize the results emitted by the CNE".

For Maduro, the vote was an opportunity to counter allegations of dictatorship leveled at him at home and abroad after forming the Constituent Assembly. "The voice of the Venezuelan people was not heard", declared US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert.

Maduro said he had "absolute faith" in the CNE's results but would ask the constitutional assembly to request an audit in order to extinguish any doubts that the results were inaccurate.

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