Venezuelan presidential election, 20 May 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,_2018
Council of the European Union: 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
[Opinion] The New York Times, 15.05.18: Venezuelans Have No Choice but to Vote
France: Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Venezuela – Presidential elections (20 May 2018)
TeleSur, 20.05.18: Nicolas Maduro Wins Venezuelan Presidential Elections
TIME, 15.05.18: Regional Leaders Call on Venezuela to Suspend 'Illegitimate' Election
[Opinion] Foreign Policy, 05.06.18: It’s Time for a Coup in Venezuela
TeleSur, 19.05.18: Venezuela: Global Observers Ratify Electoral Transparency
[Opinion] The Guardian, 20.05.18: The Observer view on Venezuela’s need for profound change, not a sham poll
Reuters, 16.05.18: A Venezuelan paradox: Maduro's critics long for change but won't vote
The Guardian, 21.05.18: Venezuela elections: Maduro wins second term
El País, 22.05.18: Venezuelan election fiasco deepens President Maduro’s isolation
[Blog] LSE: Latin America and Caribbean Centre: Venezuela elections 2018: military and institutional backing could keep Maduro in power despite sanctions
The Independent, 14.05.18: Venezuela presidential election 2018: Who are the candidates and what are the key issues at stake?
European Council: G7 Leaders' Statement on Venezuela

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