Venezuela: Nicolas Maduro wins re-election amid outcry over vote

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: May 21, 2018, 08:40 AM(IST)

Nicolas Maduro. Photograph:( Others )

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With more than 90 percent of the votes counted,  Maduro had 67.7 percent of the vote

Amid a controversial vote, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro won re-election on Sunday. Maduro's main rivals had declared the poll illegitimate due to alleged widespread irregularities and called for fresh polls to be held later in the year.

Around 46.1 percent voter turnout was registered, the election board said. Nearly 80 percent voter turnout was registered during the last presidential polls in 2013.

Maduro bagged 5.8 million votes, versus 1.8 secured by his nearest rival Henri Falcon. 

With more than 90 percent of the votes counted,  Maduro had 67.7 percent of the vote, with his main rival Henri Falcon taking 21.2 percent, the National Election Council chief Tibisay Lucena announced, AFP reported. 

(With inputs from agencies

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