Maduro Favored to Win Condemned Venezuela Vote Amid Tepid Turnout


On Sunday, Venezuela’s leftist leader, Nicolas Maduro, looked set to win re-election in what appeared to be a poor voting turnout. Foes have condemned the vote as the “coronation” of a dictator, that will likely bring new foreign sanctions. The vote could trigger additional sanctions from the United States, and more censure from the European Union and Latin America. The Trump administration said it would not recognize the “sham” election and was considering oil sanctions.