Venezuelan presidential election, 20 May 2018

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Publication Date 20/05/2018
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Presidential elections were held in Venezuela on 20 May 2018 with incumbent Nicolás Maduro being re-elected for a second six-year term. Several stakeholders expressed their concern over potential irregularities during the election. It registered the lowest voter turnout in the country's democratic history, to date.

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The electoral process was rejected by the European Union and the majority of the main political actors in the Western world. The two leading candidates opposing Mr Maduro also rejected the results.

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Wikipedia: Venezuelan presidential election, 2018 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venezuelan_presidential_election,_2018
Council of the European Union: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the presidential and regional elections in Venezuela http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2018/05/22/declaration-by-the-high-representative-on-behalf-of-the-eu-on-the-presidential-and-regional-elections-in-venezuela/
Reuters, 16.05.18: Hundreds protest against 'fixed' election in Venezuela https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN1IH2GN
[Opinion] The New York Times, 15.05.18: Venezuelans Have No Choice but to Vote https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/opinion/venezuelans-vote.html
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[Opinion] Foreign Policy, 05.06.18: It’s Time for a Coup in Venezuela http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/06/05/its-time-for-a-coup-in-venezuela-trump/
TeleSur, 19.05.18: Venezuela: Global Observers Ratify Electoral Transparency https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Venezuela-Global-Observers-Ratify-Electoral-Transparency-20180519-0012.html
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Reuters, 16.05.18: A Venezuelan paradox: Maduro's critics long for change but won't vote https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN1IH1J8
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