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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Maduro Relected Venezuelan President
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Nicolas Maduro won another six-year term overwhelmingly by a two-thirds majority – far greater than polls predicted, turnout disappointing at less than 50%.
His main adversary, Chavista turncoat Henri Falcon, fared much poorer than predicted with around 21% of the vote.
Businessman/evangelical pastor linked to the Panama Papers tax haven scandal got only about 11% support.
Addressing a late Sunday night crowd of supporters, Maduro hailed his triumph as a victory over "imperialism," saying:
"How much have they underestimated our revolutionary people, and how much have they underestimated me. And here we are victorious," adding:
"It has been a heroic, beautiful, popular victory forged in the struggle. I'm the president of all of the Venezuelans. I call for a dialogue process. Permanent dialogue is what Ve
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