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Venezuelan president eyes wins in local votes

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is expecting few surprises in Sunday's municipal elections, amid an opposition boycott and voter enthusiasm undercut by economic crisis. The main opposition parties are boycotting the vote, saying they lack any guarantees of fairness or transparency as voters pick 335 mayors across the country. But the lack of a serious challenge to Maduro candidates has led to skepticism in the main cities of Caracas, Maracaibo and San Cristobal.
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