Pompeo: Venezuela Congressional Election ‘A Political Farce’

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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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