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Monday Morning Briefing: Venezuela's victorious Maduro says 'revolution is here to stay' | Reuters News Now. May 21, 2018.
May 21, 2018
Reuters News Now
Venezuela’s socialist leader Nicolas Madurofaced fresh international censure after re-election in a vote foes
denounced as a farce cementing autocracy in the crisis-stricken OPEC
nation. The 55-year-old successor to former president Hugo Chavez
hailed his win as a victory against “imperialism,” but his main rival refused to recognize the result alleging irregularities.
Venezuela has had massive turnouts at its recent presidential elections, but turnout dropped drastically for Sunday’s election due to a boycott from the opposition. Reuters Graphics charts the results.
Poor Venezuelans scanned state-issued “fatherland cards” at red
tents after voting yesterday in hope of receiving a prize promised by
Maduro, a practice opponents said was akin to vote-buying.
At Reuters,more than 50 editors, producers and reporters from Botswana to
Brixton coordinated coverage of the latest union in the British royal
family. In this podcast,
Jamillah Knowles, a Reuters social media editor, looks at how the
world’s largest news organization curated real-time updates from