AFP: White House backs unofficial Venezuela poll18 July 2017 | 01:49 | FOCUS News Agency
"We congratulate the Venezuelan people for the huge turnout in the referendum yesterday," White House spokesman Sean Spicer said.
He added: "We condemn the violence inflicted by government thugs against innocent voters."
The opposition-organized ballot saw more than seven million of Venezuela's 19 million voters cast their vote, overwhelmingly against President Nicolas Maduro and his plans to rewrite the country's constitution.
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