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Venezuela expels US diplomat over 'conspiring' against government


Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has denounced Washington's attempts to discredit Sunday's presidential election and accused US charge d'affaires Todd Robinson of meddling in the country's affairs, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

 

Maduro ordered Tuesday the expulsion of the top US diplomat, charge d'affaires Todd Robinson, saying that there was evidence of him conspiring against the government.

 

Washington's moves comes after the US strongly criticized Venezuela's presidential election held on Sunday, with US Vice President Mike Pence saying that the vote was "neither free nor fair."

 

Maduro was re-elected as Venezuelan president for the second term, having secured 68 percent of votes, with slightly over 46-percent voter turnout, according to the National Electoral Council.

 

A number of countries, such as the US, Canada, Argentina, Spain, and Germany, question the legitimacy of Maduro's re-election, characterizing the vote as "undemocratic." The US has introduced a number of sanctions against the country over what they called a "fraudulent" vote.

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