As the results were being announced, residents of downtown Caracas just a few blocks from where Maduro supporters were celebrating banged on pots and pans in protest. The country now finds itself in the middle of a financial crisis, and the International Monetary Fund expects inflation in Venezuela to reach 13,000% in 2018.
"Venezuela's so-called elections today are not legitimate", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Twitter. Even as voting was taking place on Sunday, a senior U.S. official said the Trump administration might press ahead on threats of imposing crippling oil sanctions, and secretary of stateMike Pompeo warned "sham elections change nothing".
The Costa Rican Foreign Affairs Ministry released a statement arguing that the Venezuelan electoral process presented "flaws from its genesis and did not comply with the global standards of a pluralist, free, democratic and transparent electoral process". "Spain and its European partners will study appropriate measures and continueto work to alleviate Venezuelans' suffering", tweeted Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
The Lima Group, which was created a year ago to deal with the crisis in Venezuela, called on authorities in each of its countries to notify the financial sector about the risks of engaging in business with the Venezuelan government and urge global entities not to issue Venezuela new credit.
The government of Spain added its voice to a chorus of worldwide condemnation, promising to join its European counterparts to study "opportune measures" in response. Some American officials have hinted at the desirability of a coup, but it seems misguided to view as a democratic savior a security service indoctrinated in socialist and anti-American thinking, armed and trained by Russia, China and Cuba, active in drug trafficking, and responsible for killing Venezuelan citizens.
Venezuela's incumbent President Nicolas Maduro won the Sunday election, receiving over 5.8 mln votes, while his main rival Henri Falcon, representing the Progressive Advance party, garnered about 1.8 mln votes. They underestimated me. Never before has a presidential candidate taken 68 percent of the popular vote. Suggesting turnout was even lower, an electoral board source told Reuters 32.3 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots by 6 pm (6am Monday Singapore time) as most polls shut. He also accused Maduro's government of rationing food parcels "selectively" to manipulate hungry citizens' votes.
Falcon called for a new vote, complaining about the government's placing of almost 13,000 pro-government stands called "red spots" close to polling stations nationwide. It has also limited transactions involving Venezuelan bonds and the country's new cryptocurrency.
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At the Red Spot, voters presented the special identity card used to receive the food boxes and other services and gave their names to workers who were keeping lists of those who had voted.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, called on those leaders to collectively reject the Venezuela vote and praised the administration for imposing additional sanctions against the Maduro regime. "I'm the president of all of the Venezuelans".
Some media reports said Iran and the European countries involved in the deal were keen on continuing to comply with it. It is the highest level since October 2016 as per the data from shipping and Industry sector.
So far, at least 37 structures - 28 of which are homes - have been destroyed by lava that shot more than 500 feet into the air. But water may not be entering the crater, as feared, and gas and steam may be safely venting, scientists said.
This is a group of players that is still improving and will be hitting the peak years of their career over the next half-a-decade. Ex-Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss Guardiola beat off competition from five other managers to win the prize.
Aaron continued his ugly tirade by saying, "I paid for my welfare, I pay for their ability to live here. He appears to drop his papers in the rush and looks up briefly, as depicted in the above screenshot.
Mr Putin's spokesman said Mr Assad had chose to "send a delegation to the UN" to discuss reforming the country's constitution. He also visited Putin in Moscow in October 2015, soon after Russian Federation launched its military operation in Syria .
And so he did, shooting a 3-under-par 69 to finish in a six-way tie for 11th place, seven shots behind victor Webb Simpson. Not to really mis-hit a shot and only shoot three under par is just weird, because I played much better than that'.
There will also be a "reimagined" mobile app and new desktop player, which we can get a faint idea of from the picture above. Google is going to head to head with popular music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music with YouTube Music .
After decades without any clear LGBTQ representation , Solo: A Star Wars Story is hinting that Lando Calrissian is pansexual . This certainly makes us think that Lando is a fan of one of the GFFA's most risky sports: podracing.
The Warriors always make their big run in the third quarter, and the Rockets had no answer for it on Sunday night. We started off the game pretty solid, and then we let them gain some confidence to end the first quarter.
The final new shows that made the cut for the fall lineup are dramas Federal Bureau of Investigation and God Friended Me . Jay Hernandez ( Suicide Squad ) steps into the role of Thomas Magnum , which was played by Tom Selleck in the original.
Italy's populist coalition plans spark social media satire
The bloc's budget rules require it to cut the debt pile aggressively under the "fiscal compact", which both parties want scrapped. Di Maio's 5-Star Movement is Parliament's single biggest party, after winning some 32 percent in the March 4 election .
Dutch Museums Publish 2 Hidden Pages from Anne Frank's Diary
A spokeswoman from the Anne Frank House said the newly discovered text would be available only in Dutch. "Papa has been there". It's believed that the gags were written about three months after her family went into hiding inside the Dutch house.
Hamilton wants to win title with 'perfect' weekends
Next up, it's Mercedes who have overcome a slow start to the season to be frontrunners in the constructor's championship. Such was the pace of Hamilton in clean air ahead that by the 15th lap, he had already opened a 6.4-second gap on Vettel.
Pep Guardiola named manager of the year
When I was a little boy I always say England was a little bit like a paradise. 'Everybody wants to be here. Of course, always I think the records are a outcome of our game, our consistency.
Reported STDs Reach Record High in California
According to the CDC, most people with chlamydia don't have symptoms , or those symptoms may not appear for several weeks. CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Karen Smith said that STDs can be prevented by consistent use of condoms.