Venezuela's newly re-elected president, Nicolás Maduro, is facing a mounting worldwide rebuke of his victory in Sunday's presidential election. But the low turnout of 46 percent - barely half of the previous turnout - meant the socialist president actually received fewer votes than when he won for the first time in 2013.
People were anxious about the "rioting and robberies on the streets", she said.
"We have to go beyond the speeches and move on to real events (.) different peoples of Africa have been at the side of this country supporting it", added Lumumba.
This is the latest sanction from the United States which seeks to further isolate Venezuela economically and inhibit its potential for economic growth and prosperity. A TV evangelist who handed out soup at his campaign rallies, Bertucci said he would accept the results, blaming them in part on what he called a mistaken opposition boycott.
"We do not recognize this electoral process, and we brand it as illegitimate", he stated.
The opposition candidate did not, however, specify how the use of "red points", which has been a standard feature of the ruling party's mobilization strategy for years, affected the election result.
Falcon did denounce abstention, which was being actively promoted by the MUD, as one of the causes of his defeat, saying that the boycott had "left behind an extraordinary opportunity".
"The Maduro regime has once again failed its people by restricting Venezuelans' rights and liberty and by preventing the free participation of opposition parties".
The order, effective at 12:30 p.m. The main opposition candidate, Henri Falcón, stood on 1.8 million votes or 21.2 per cent.
As world leaders rushed to condemn the election, Vice President Mike Pence asserted that it had been "neither free nor fair".
Venezuelan expats are joined by Nicaraguans, Bolivians and others during a protest calling for freedom and democracy in Venezuela, in front of the building of the Organization of American States, in Washington, May 20, 2018.
"Canada rejects the Venezuelan electoral process - and its results - as not representing the democratic will of Venezuela's citizens". The vice president did not, however, cite evidence to support the allegations of fraud.
Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, targets the Maduro government by banning all transactions by a USA individual or an entity within the United States from purchasing any debt owed to the Venezuelan government, including accounts receivable. The Miami Herald reported that the "Lima Group", a collection of 14 countries, "said it did not recognize the "legitimacy" of Sunday's vote and said its members had agreed to "reduce the level of diplomatic relations with Venezuela" and recall their ambassadors for consultation". It claims to be acting against the "corrupt government" and in favor of the Venezuelan people.
"The United States remains committed to the Venezuelan people, who have suffered immensely under the Maduro regime", Trump said in his statement.
Maduro immediately called for dialogue with his presidential opponents.
In contrast, Maduro, who will now govern for another six-year term, labelled it as a "historic day".