US Unwilling To Recognise Venezuelan Election Results

The American government is unwilling to recognise the recently elected Nicolas Maduro as the new president of Venezuela, who was elected earlier this week – John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, said that due to the controversy over the results he believed a recount of the votes would be necessary.

Henrique Capriles, Maduro’s challenger for the presidency, had originally requested a recount of the votes after he believed that Maduro had illegally won the election. However, thus far, the Venezuelan National Electoral Council has refused to allow a recount with the Supreme Court agreeing that there was no legal basis for it. Maduro, as a result, has accused Washington of interfering with Venezuela affairs. Similarly, the ex-president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, accused the US of imperialism when he was alive.

Thanks for reading this brief update on the Venezuelan election,

Digestible Politics

This entry was posted in World.

4 comments on “US Unwilling To Recognise Venezuelan Election Results

  1. digger666 says:

    Isn’t it time we stopped meddling in the affairs of other countries?

  2. awbraae says:

    Venezuela’s electoral process has been rated as one of the best in the world by none other than former President Jimmy Carter. To not recognise the result is a purely political decision, and an international disgrace.

  3. Strobe says:

    You just wish the Americans would come out and say, “We oppose the nationalization of Venezuelan oil supplies,” rather than feigning concern for human rights.

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