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Venezuela expels US diplomat, EU warns of further action over illegitimate election

Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro ordered the expulsion of a top US diplomat in Venezuela over a new-round of sanction places on Venezuela due to it’s highly criticised elections.

The United States alongside other nations did not recognise the results of Sunday’s vote.

The EU in a statement released today criticised the conduct of the elections, adding that they would take further action in response.

“Presidential and regional polls went ahead without a national agreement on an electoral calendar and without complying with the minimum international standards for a credible process. The EU and its member states will consider the adoption of adequate measures,” the bloc said in a statement.

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