Venezuelans have given Nicolas Maduro a mandate to carry on Hugo Chávez socialist legacy. The opposition demands a recount. Sunday's election exposed deep rifts in a country still shaken by the death of El Comandante.
Seventeen people have been killed at a crowded nightclub after the detonation of a tear gas canister. Eight of those who died were under the age of 18.
Delcy Rodriguez, foreign minister and head of Maduro's Constituent Assembly is to serve as the president's number two. Rodriguez will be the second woman ever to to hold the post.
Venezuela is mired in crises. Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza spoke to DW about how the opposition and the US have brought the country to the brink of ruin and why Maduro's government backs socialism.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was re-elected to a second six-year term. Rival candidates have rejected the electoral process and called for new elections. The vote was marked by low turnout.
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