Nicolas Maduro re-elected Venezuela president

(VOVWORLD) -Incumbent President Nicolas Maduro won the Venezuelan presidential election, according to results announced by the National Electoral Council.

Nicolas Maduro re-elected Venezuela president - ảnh 1Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (Photo: EPA) 

With over 90% of ballots counted, Maduro had secured 5.8 million votes. His closest rival Henri Falcon received 1.8 million votes.

Speaking to the press on Sunday after casting a ballot in Caracas, President Nicolas Maduro said that now is the time to put hatred and confrontation aside for the development of Venezuela. He pledged to take measures to deal with the economic crisis in Venezuela and conduct peace talks for national harmony.