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President Maduro’s Likely Re-election in Breadline Venezuela

As tens of thousands of Venezuelans stream into neighbouring countries, President Nicolás Maduro appears set to win elections on 20 May.

In this Q&A, Crisis Group’s Senior Analyst for the Andes Phil Gunson looks ahead to the vote and its aftermath and explains why the crisis is likely to deepen.

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What is at stake in the 20 May elections?

Maduro 3c ICGThese elections are for the presidency of the republic and for regional legislatures in each of Venezuela’s 23 states.

The president is both head of state and of government, as well as commander-in-chief of the…

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