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Maduro re-elected as Venezuela's Prez amid boycott, alleged irregularities

Victory for the 55-year-old former bus driver may trigger a new round of western sanctions against the socialist government as it grapples with a ruinous economic crisis

Reuters 

Venezuela's leftist leader Nicolas Maduro won a new six-year term on Sunday, but his main rivals disavowed the election alleging massive irregularities in a process critics decried as a farce propping up a dictatorship. Victory for the 55-year-old former bus driver, who replaced Hugo Chavez after his death from cancer in 2013, may trigger a new round of western sanctions against the socialist government as it grapples with a ruinous economic crisis. US President Donald Trump's administration is threatening moves against Venezuela's already reeling oil ...

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First Published: Mon, May 21 2018. 20:28 IST
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