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Boycott-tainted Poll Win Provides Maduro Total Control In Venezuela

President Nicolas Maduro seized complete regulate of Venezuela’s political establishments on Sunday with a sweeping victory in legislative elections that were boycotted by the principal opposition parties.

Maduro and his still left-wing allies experienced 67.7 % of the vote with in excess of 80 % of ballots counted, even though the opposition bloc which broke the boycott experienced 18 per cent, Countrywide Electoral Council president Indira Alfonzo explained.

Turnout was low with just 31 p.c of the country’s 20 million electorate voting.

Sunday’s predictable triumph offers Maduro’s ruling Socialist Celebration control of an expanded 227-seat National Assembly, the only official system held by the opposition.

It further weakened US-backed opposition chief Juan Guaido, who led the boycott following calling the vote “a fraud”.

A male sells plantains in a sector in Caracas, Venezuela on December 5, 2020 on the eve of legislative voting Photo: AFP / Cristian Hernandez

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