31 Jul 2017

Venezuela’s election was a ‘sham’, warns US

Latin America Correspondent

The Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has claimed victory in a vote that will allow him to rewrite the constitution and give hand almost unlimited powers to the ruling Socialist Party. But the United States has already dismissed yesterday’s election as a sham, while opponents have rejected official claims that 8 million people turned out to vote, calling it the ‘biggest electoral fraud in history’.

At least 10 people have already died in violent clashes.