Venezuelan President registers candidacy for April elections

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday registered his official candidacy for the presidential elections on April 22.

During the ceremony at the National Electoral Council (CNE), Maduro said that "I made a formal delivery (of my candidacy) ... to become the presidential candidate."

In handing over his registration to CNE, Maduro also presented his Plan for the Nation 2019-2025 which he said had been consulted on by over 3.5 million Venezuelans.

Maduro's candidacy is supported by the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), the recently created Movimiento Somos Venezuela (We Are Venezuela Movement), the Tupamaro Movement, Patria Para Todos (PPT), the Alliance for Change Movement and the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV), among others.

The elections were brought forward to April 22, and Maduro is quite likely to win as most of the opposition have refused to take part in the election. 

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