The opposition boycotted the elections and refused to recognize their results.
The current president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, won the election of the head of state. As a result of counting more than 90% of the voters’ ballots, 5.8 million people (67.7%) out of 6.8 million voted for him.
The opposition boycotted the elections, because of which the turnout for them was only 46.1%. In the 2013 elections, it was 80%. Opponent Maduro Henry Falcon refused to recognize the election as legitimate. He said massive violations in the elections in favor of Maduro, including the placement of nearly 13,000 pro-government stands near the polling stations.
Nicholas Maduro has been in power since 2013. In April 2013, he defeated Enrique Capriles, gaining 1.5% more votes. Capriles did not recognize the results of the elections.