Monday, May 21, 2018

Venezuela's President Maduro wins reelection, says National Electoral Council

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was reelected for a second six-year term in presidential elections on Sunday, according to the National Electoral Council (CNE).

The results were announced late Sunday by Tibisay Lucena, the president of CNE.

Over 8.6 million Venezuelans went to the polls, putting voter turnout at 46.01 percent, she said.

Maduro was reelected by a wide margin, garnering over 5.8 million votes.

His next closest rival Henri Falcon got around 1.8 million ballots and the third-place candidate Javier Bertucci got 925,042 votes.

The announcement was made when the CNE counted more than 92 percent of ballots.

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