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Venezuela presidential election pushed back to May: Official

The National Electoral Council announced the postponement in a statement but did not give a precise date for the election, in which President Nicolas Maduro will seek a second six-year term.

Published: 01st March 2018 10:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st March 2018 10:51 PM   |  A+A-

Supporters gather at Diego Ibarra square to listen Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speak after a ceremony formalizing Maduro's candidacy as a candidate for the upcoming presidential election | AP

By AFP

CARACAS: Venezuela's presidential election, which was set to be held on April 22, has been pushed back to the second half of May, the country's electoral body said Thursday.

The National Electoral Council announced the postponement in a statement but did not give a precise date for the election, in which President Nicolas Maduro will seek a second six-year term.



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