Venezuela’s Maduro Tightens Grip as Opposition Boycotts Elections

Venezuela’s Maduro Tightens Grip as Opposition Boycotts Elections

Venezuela’s authoritarian regime staged congressional elections Sunday that were expected to give President Nicolás Maduro complete control of all levers of power in a vote the country’s opposition and its supporters, including the U.S., rejected as fraudulent.

Until now Venezuela’s single-chamber congress, the National Assembly, had been the only government body under opposition leadership. But with Mr. Maduro’s regime having handed control of opposition p

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