June 12, 2021

Venezuelan challenger Falcon aspires to vote upset

Venezuelan challenger Falcon aspires to vote upsetBy Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Striding a small stage in a poor hillside neighborhood of Venezuela's capital, Caracas, presidential aspirant Henri Falcon fulminates against hunger, malnutrition and hyperinflation under socialist rule. "It's time to tell Nicolas, the hunger candidate, 'Go away!' He is nothing but a nightmare for this country," Falcon shouts of incumbent leftist leader Nicolas Maduro, who is favored to win the OPEC nation's election on Sunday. In the most subdued election campaign in living memory, Maduro's main rival has failed to ignite the masses or bring into his fold major opposition leaders, who are boycotting the vote on grounds it is rigged.

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