Maduro declared winner of Venezuela poll

Caracas: President Nicolas Maduro was declared 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 per cent of the votes counted, Maduro had 67.7 per cent of the vote, with his main rival Henri Falcon taking 21.2 per cent, the National Election Council chief Tibisay Lucena announced.


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