U.S. Does Not Recognize New Venezuelan Government

Deputy Spokesman Patrick Ventrell told the State Department press pool today that although the election results were certified, the U.S. would like a recount to occur in the Venezuelan elections. Multiple countries have recognized the new government and sent congratulations to the newly elected President of Venezuela, when asked if the U.S. government was going to do the same Ventrell replied, "We're just not there yet."

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