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Venezuela's Maduro a 'dictator' after vote - White House

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 00:45

The White House said on Monday that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is now effectively a dictator after ''seizing absolute power'' through what Washington said was a sham election of the country's National Constituent Assembly. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The White House said on Monday that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is now effectively a dictator after "seizing absolute power" through what Washington said was a sham election of the country's National Constituent Assembly. "Maduro is not just a bad leader. He is now a dictator," national security adviser H.R. McMaster told a news briefing. "Recent actions culminating in yesterday's seizure of absolute power through the sham election of the National Constituent Assembly represent a very serious blow to democracy in our hemisphere."

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Venezuela's Maduro a 'dictator' after vote - White House

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 00:45