Venezuela Elections 2020

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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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Spanish Foreign Minister announces support of Venezuelan elections if they are democratic
Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya
Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya Credit: International Trade Centre (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya has assured this Monday that she will support the Venezuelan elections if the requirements are met. "If there is space, however small, for elections to be held with democratic conditions, Spain will support it," she summarized in a press conference from the ministry's headquarters.