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Venezuela: Nicolas Maduro won total control of legislature after Sunday's election
Nicolas Maduro
Nicolas Maduro Credit: PR via Fotos Públicas

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won total control over the country's legislature, the National Assembly (AN) after his party claimed almost 68% of the vote, in an election that was mostly boycotted by the opposition and had only over 31% turnout. The National Assembly was the last institution in the country not yet headed by Maduro.

The opposition, parts of which participated in the election despite the opposition's call for a boycott, received 18% of the vote.

The EU and the Organization of American States (OAS) refused to send observers to Sunday's election and said the conditions for a democratic process in Venezuela do not currently exist.

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Puebla Group demands the resignation of Luis Almagro from the OAS
Puebla Group demands the resignation of Luis Almagro from the OAS
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The group of progressive leaders explained that the difference of more than 20 points in this last elections show there was no fraud in the 2019 elections.

The Organization of American States, and the General Secretary Luis Almagro, were one of the main objectors to the past election results which ended in violence and a coup.

The OAS claims were rejected by several studies recently and the disputed electoral centers were the MAS got more than 90% of the votes in the 2019 election got even higher percentages in the re-run.