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Raul Castro to Maduro: We Will Always Stand by You
Raul Castro and Nicolas Maduro. Photo archive
Cuban President, Raul Castro Ruz, sent to his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro Moros, a message of support following the results of Sunday's legislative elections, in which the Venezuelan opposition won majority of votes.

In his message, Raul says he followed minute by minute the extraordinary battle waged by the Bolivarian followers and that he also listened with admiration the statement that Maduro gave after the announcement of the vote's results.

I'm sure that new victories will come for the Bolivarian Revolution under your leadership.

We will always stand by you; Raul concludes his message published by Granma newspaper.

Minutes after the irrevocable verdict announced by Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), Maduro addressed the country and congratulated the people for the large turnout.

He accepted the legislative vote´s results in which the opposition won by majority according to the first announcement by the CNE.

On this occasion the leftist forces were the victims of campaigns against the country, such as an economic war, the stockpiling of products and the speculation of prices of basic products, which hurt the people, said Maduro.

The Bolivarian Revolution keeps high morale and will make considerations to become more effective, said the President and added that the rightwing wants to return neo-liberalism to Venezuela, while it is the duty of the Bolivarian followers to honorably wage that war to protect the people.

Over 19 million 490 thousand Venezuelans were called to vote on Sunday to elect 167 parliament deputies. The opposition Mesa de la Unidad Democractica party won 72 nominal candidates, while the Venezuelan United Socialist Party achieved 24 nominal representatives, according to the first results announced. / Taken from ACN.

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