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Venezuela’s Maduro statements sweep of boycotted election

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s political alliance claimed a sweeping victory Monday in congressional elections boycotted by the most influential opposition politicians and extensively criticized internationally as staying fraudulent.

The acquire gives Maduro command of the past main branch of authorities outside the house his grasp. It performs out in the waning days of the Trump administration, which leaves place of work with Maduro firmly entrenched inspite of its attempts to deliver about his departure as a result of diplomacy and sanctions.

“We have recovered the National Assembly with the the greater part vote of the Venezuelan men and women,” Maduro explained in a televised tackle. “It’s a wonderful victory with no a doubt for democracy.”

Maduro’s United Socialist Get together of Venezuela and allied functions captured 67% of seats in the Nationwide Assembly in Sunday’s election, said Indira Alfonzo, president of Venezuela’s Nationwide Electoral Council. Just 31% of the 20

Washington’s leading North Korea envoy to go to Seoul this week

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (UPI) — U.S. Deputy Secretary of Point out Stephen Biegun, Washington’s stage man on nuclear negotiations with North Korea, will check out Seoul on Tuesday for a four-day journey, the Point out Department announced.

Biegun will satisfy with South Korean officials to “examine the U.S.-ROK Alliance and our shared dedication to regional safety, security and prosperity in the course of the Indo-Pacific, and continued shut coordination on North Korea,” the State Office said in a statement on Sunday. The Republic of Korea is the formal title of South Korea.

Biegun’s agenda features a assembly with his counterpart on North Korean affairs, main nuclear negotiator Lee Do-hoon, as nicely as a evening meal on Friday with Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, South Korea’s international ministry stated in a assertion Monday.

The nuclear envoy is also slated to satisfy with Unification Minister Lee In-young, according to ministry spokesperson Yoh Sang-critical,