Venezuela postpones presidential election to late May

Venezuela’s presidential elections have been postponed from April 22nd to the second half of May. The National Electoral Council (CNE) Chief, Tibisay Lucena said the presidential elections would be held simultaneously with regional and local polls. President Nicolas Maduro, who will seek a new term in office, had earlier suggested such “mega-elections,” but the electoral authority had said there was no time to organize them.

The main opposition alliance, Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), has said it would boycott the presidential elections, which it dismissed as lacking transparency.