Winning nearly 70 percent of the votes, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro secures a second term.
But the U.S. has called the election a “sham” while opposition candidates said they won’t recognize the result.
CGTN’s Stephen Gibbs reports from Caracas.
To discuss the election and the situation throughout Venezuela:
- Gloria La Riva is the coordinator of the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee.
- Liz Rebecca Alarcon is a venture manager for Project Pulso, a digital organization focused on linking Latin Americans in the U.S.
- Mariano de Alba is an associate director of the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center.
- Lucas Koerner is a journalist and political analyst for Venezuelaanalysis.com
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UPDATE: Vice President Pence says Venezuela's recent election was 'a sham – neither free nor fair' https://t.co/exA7X0Gdmv
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 21, 2018
"Today’s so-called 'election' in Venezuela is an insult to democracy." https://t.co/6nc6E59a6H
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