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Montevideo, September 20th 2018 - 12:53 UTC

Tag: Henri Falcon

  • Monday, May 21st 2018 - 08:33 UTC

    Maduro re-elected, but with massive abstention and other candidates call for fresh elections

    Venezuela’s election board, run by Maduro loyalists, said he took 5.8 million votes, versus 1.8 million for his closest challenger Henri Falcon, a former governor

    Venezuela’s populist leader Nicolas Maduro won a new six-year term on Sunday, but his main rivals disavowed the election alleging massive irregularities in a process critics decried as a farce propping up a dictatorship. Victory for the 55-year-old former bus driver, who replaced Hugo Chavez after his death from cancer in 2013, may trigger a new round of western sanctions against the populist government as it grapples with a ruinous economic crisis.

  • Sunday, May 20th 2018 - 19:55 UTC

    Venezuelans in Uruguay demonstrated by denouncing “fraudulent” presidential elections

    “Venezuela and the world, against the dictatorship”, cheered with banners and banners those present, to which more demonstrators were joining in the course of the afternoon. (Photo: Sebastián Astorga)

    Little by little, around noon on this Sunday, Venezuelans living in Uruguay gathered in front of the Venezuelan embassy in Montevideo to protest against what they consider “unfair and fraudulent” presidential elections. The diplomatic office, where an electoral table was installed where 405 Venezuelans living in Uruguay would be authorized to vote by the electoral register, was fenced with by the police for fear of violent attacks.

  • Friday, May 18th 2018 - 09:06 UTC

    Maduro wraps up electoral campaign next to Erdogan and Maradona

    At Maduro's closing campaign in central Caracas, Maradona surprised the crowd by dancing a catchy reggaeton song while waving a Venezuelan flag

    Venezuela's diplomatically isolated president got a show of support from his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan and Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona on Thursday ahead of a weekend election widely decried as unfair. The United States, the European Union and major Latin American countries have criticized Sunday's vote in which populist President Nicolas Maduro is likely to win re-election to a six-year term.

  • Friday, May 4th 2018 - 08:49 UTC

    EU parliament demands Venezuela elections be 'immediate suspended'

    The head of European diplomacy, Federica Mogherini: “We ask for a review of the electoral calendar based on an agreed and credible calendar”.

    The European Parliament voted on Thursday for the immediate suspension of the presidential elections on May 20 in Venezuela, considering that they do not guarantee any credibility for their lack of transparency and inclusion. In this way, the body and the representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Policy, Federica Mogherini, call for the restructuring of an electoral agenda in which there are no outlawed candidates and the necessary electoral guarantees are fulfilled.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:35 UTC

    Venezuela postpones presidential election a month; ex Chavista challenges Maduro

     “Venezuelans want to get rid of Maduro, but not by killing each other in the streets,” Henri Falcon said, speaking at the election board in downtown Caracas

    Venezuela's national election board announced the vote slated for April 22 had been pushed back to the second half of May, with a final date to be specified later, after a pact between Maduro’s government and some opposition parties.