This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, December 10, 2020:
Following Sunday’s rigged election, Venezuela’s Marxist dictator Nicholas Maduro called it a “great victory”:
We have recovered the National Assembly with the majority vote of the Venezuelan people. It’s a great victory without a doubt for democracy.
What’s true is that it’s a great victory for rigged elections and secures all governmental power in the hands of Maduro. Until Sunday Juan Guaido, the head of the National Assembly, was the only real political opposition to Maduro. As leader of the National Assembly, Guaido, under the terms of the country’s constitution, was declared president of the country until such time as legitimate elections could be held. Now, Guaido is out and Maduro has secured all governmental power unto himself.
Following the election, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated: