Police officers react after an explosive device exploded as they rode past during a protest against the elections. / AFP / Juan BARRETO
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Mexico, Colombia, Peru and other nations joined the U.S. in saying they did not recognize the results of Sunday's election, which appointed a new "Constituent Assembly" superseding Venezuela's legislative body, the opposition-controlled National Assembly.However, Russia, Cuba, Nicaragua and Bolivia stood by Maduro, who shrugged off mass protests and a previous round of U.S. sanctions on some of his officials to see through the election.The National Electoral Council claimed more than 40 percent of Venezuela's 20 million voters had cast ballots Sunday. Russia, however, threw its weight behind Maduro and the election, backing the turnout figure.
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