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 – https://digestiblepolitics.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/nicolas-maduro-wins-election-in-venezuela/. 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.

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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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