Venezuela sets presidential vote for April 22

Image result for Venezuela sets presidential vote for April 22Venezuela has set a presidential election for April the 22nd after mediation talks between the leftist government and an opposition coalition collapsed.

The decision has set the stage for the likely re-election of President Nicolas Maduro despite his widespread unpopularity.

Maduro’s foes, who staged massive protests last year, now face a quandary about how and if they should participate in the vote.

Some activists believe it is foolish to participate in what they consider a sham election. Others feel they have to keep up the pressure by voting.

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