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The National Election Council announced that with more than 92% of polling stations reporting, Mr Maduro won almost 68% of the votes Sunday, beating his nearest challenger Henri Falcon by more than 40 points. Mr Falcon accused the government of buying votes and dirty tricks to boost turnout among poor voters most hurt by widespread food shortages and hyperinflation in what was once Latin America's wealthiest nation.
Calling for a new vote, Mr Falcon, 56, said: "The process undoubtedly lacks legitimacy and as such we do not recognise it". The measures are unlikely to hasten a democratic transition, however, unless the Maduro regime faces greater pressure from its own populace.
Turnout at the election was just 46.1%, the election board said, way down from the 80% registered at the last presidential vote in 2013.
Many Venezuelans are disillusioned about the prospect of change.
A senior USA official said Sunday the Trump administration might press ahead on threats to impose crippling oil sanctions.
"If the government of the United States wants to dialogue at some point, I am open to dialogue".
But he showed no sign of replaying Sunday's vote.
"They underestimated me", Maduro told cheering supporters on a stage outside his Miraflores presidential palace in downtown Caracas as fireworks sounded and confetti fell on the crowd. But it's safe to say that the winners were whoever Castro's Cuba-which runs Venezuela-decided they would be.
The Trump administration said it would not recognize the "sham" election and was considering oil sanctions. Election officials said they would address the claims.
Accomplishing that should be the focus for global policymakers and Maduro's domestic opponents in the coming weeks and months.
Henri Falcon has rejected the voting process, which included the scanning of State Benefits cards and ruling socialist party stands too close to polling stations, plus other factors.
He added that the Islamic Republic of Iran hopes that foreign powers will respect the vote of the people of Venezuela and support the political stability and economic development in south American country.
Voting centers across Venezuela appeared largely empty for the election despite assurances from government officials that millions had turned out to vote by midmorning. National Electoral CouncilpresidentTibisay Lucena acknowledged a handful of complaints, but insisted they were minor compared to past elections.
Opinion polls say the overwhelming majority of Venezuelans distrust the electoral council.
Q: Venezuelan President Maduro has been re-elected in the presidential election.
Some anti-government activists said the opposition coalition should have fielded a candidate regardless of how uneven the playing field might be.
"If you're sick and the doctor gives you few days to live, you don't lay in bed waiting to die", she said.
At present, EU treaties don't provide a procedure for a member state to leave the euro, without leaving the Union as well. Berlusconi has refused to govern with the 5-Stars, who he regards as "more unsafe than communists".
With YouTube Premium , you'll be free of ads, able to play videos in the background, or download them for offline playback. And in the course of a month this service will be available in Canada, Germany, France, UK and other European countries.
The global health agency announced last week its plans to send the vaccine, developed in 2016 by the pharmaceutical company Merck. At this stage, it can also only be used in the context of a clinical trial-plans for which are already in the works.
The reigning constructors' champions still have plenty to be wary of, though, after seeing Ferrari and Red Bull closing the gap. Only six tenths separated the three teams at the end of the session, Hamilton setting the standard with a 1:18.259 lap.
Military helicopters and personnel in the past week have been deployed to rescue people marooned by the flooding. The water released from the dam flooded villages sweeping away homes leaving residents chest-deep in water.
The Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive provides individuals and families in need, support through basic nutrition. Hopefully there are non-perishable food items in your pantry that you can afford to donate.
It shows a video of her in her dress with her back to the camera, sprinting towards her ride. The 25-year-old finally acknowledged the rare fashion faux pas in a amusing Instagram post.
Oil hits $80 a barrel on concerns about Iran supply
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Facebook updates Stories with audio, archiving and saved clips
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PUBG Mobile Gets Miramar Map
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Rage 2 Gameplay Trailer And More Details Revealed By Bethesda
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Lomachenko makes history with Linares win
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Trump Optimistic About Summit With North Korean Leader
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Labor set for by-election test after High Court outs Gallagher
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Mark Ingram Suspended For Violating The PED Policy
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