Nicolas Maduro Wins Venezuelan Presidential Election

(Sputnik) – Nicolas Maduro was re-elected as the Venezuelan president with the voters’ turnout amounting to 46.01 percent, head of the National Electoral Council Tibisay Lucena said after the body had processed 92.6 percent of ballots.

“With 92.6 percent of processed ballots and 46.01-percent turnout, we can say that Nicolas Maduro obtained 5,823,718 votes, Henri Falcon got 1,820,552 and Javier Bertucci 952,000 votes,” Lucena said.

Lucena said that Maduro was re-elected as the Venezuelan president having got 68 percent of votes.

Venezuela held the presidential election on Sunday. This year four candidates ran for the presidency: incumbent President Nicolas Maduro, Reinaldo Quijada, who supported Maduro’s predecessor Hugo Chavez but is dissatisfied with the current government, opposition leader Falcon and Evangelical pastor Javier Bertucci.

Henri Falcon has announced earlier in the day that he does not recognize results of the presidential election due to alleged mass electoral violations.

Originally published by Sputnik