Venezuela: Maduro sets sights on re-election despite condemnation

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced he would run for re-election while speaking at an event celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Venezuelan coup in Caracas on Tuesday. Maduro stated that the final candidate from the from United Socialist Party of Venezuela would be elected at the party's congress on February 4. He urged the National Electoral Council to arrange the presidential... Еще elections in the shortest time possible. «We are going to give a great battle, I am prepared,» Maduro told the crowds. «If it were for me I would do it next Sunday.» The Venezuelan government proposed elections in the first four months of 2018 which has been condemned by the Lima Group, consisting of more than a dozen Latin American countries, as 'undemocratic.'

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