Venezuelan ex-governor Falcon to run against Maduro in April election

CARACAS, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Former Venezuelan governor Henri Falcon launched his candidacy on Tuesday to run against President Nicolas Maduro in an April 22 presidential election that the country's opposition is calling a farce that will consolidate Maduro's dictatorship.

Falcon, who announced his candidacy on state television, will run despite a coalition of opposition parties saying last week it would not present a candidate as it considered the elections a "fraudulent, illegitimate" process.

(Reporting by Venezuela newsroom Editing by Girish Gupta)

02/27/2018 17:57

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