The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, described Sunday the parliamentary elections being held in Venezuela, in which the majority of the opposition abstained from participating as they did not find guarantees of free and free elections, a “farce” and “fraud”. fair.
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“Venezuela’s electoral fraud has already been committed,” Pompeo wrote on Twitter. “The results announced by the illegitimate regime of [Nicolás] Maduro will not reflect the will of the Venezuelan people. What is happening today is a fraud and a sham, not an election, “he added.
The Donald Trump administration does not recognize Maduro, and like some 60 countries, considers the opposition Juan Guaidó president, who called for a boycott of the elections this Sunday.
The US sanctions on Venezuela, which include an oil embargo in place since April 2019, have been one of the main themes of Maduro’s campaign speech.
Some 20 million voters were called to the polls to elect a new parliament, the only power that until now was in the hands of the opposition, which urged Venezuelans to “stay home.”