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Amid Crisis, Venezuela’s Maduro Deepens Control

June 24, 2020

CARACAS – Under the cover of COVID-19 and with little public backlash, Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has taken a series of steps to further weaken his opposition ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled for later this year  On June 12, the administration-controlled Supreme Court appointed five members to the board of Venezuela’s National Electoral Council, the public organization tasked with administering, organizing and carrying out elections Among the group were not only longtime Maduro loyalists, but also dissident members of the opposition The move to shore up...

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