Venezuela’s president, Maduro declared winner of disputed polls

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President Nicolas Maduro was declared the winner of Venezuela’s election Sunday in a poll rejected as invalid by his rivals, who called for fresh elections to be held later this year.

With more than 90 percent of the votes counted,  Maduro had 67.7 percent of the vote, with his main rival Henri Falcon taking 21.2 percent, the National Election Council chief, Tibisay Lucena announced.


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