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On Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned Venezuela’s congressional election as “a political farce.”
“On December 6, the illegitimate Maduro regime in Venezuela staged a political farce intended to look like legislative elections. Fortunately, few were fooled,” Pompeo said in a statement.
“The United States, along with numerous other democracies around the world, condemns this charade which failed to meet any minimum standard of credibility.”
Venezuela’s National Electoral Council declared on Dec. 6 that the current dictator Nicolas Maduro’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela and allied parties won 67 percent of the seats in the National Assembly. Juan Guaidó, former president of the National Assembly and Interim President of Venezuela as recognized by the United States, boycotted the election along with other opposition leaders.
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