Venezuela’s President Maduro takes oath as president-elect

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Washington Post—Nicolas Maduro has been sworn in as Venezuela’s president-elect, months before he’s due to formally take the oath of office next year for a second term.

Iraq’s judiciary takes over election commission. BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s top judicial authority says it is taking over the Independent Elections Commission as stipulated by a law passed in response to complaints of widespread fraud in last month’s national elections. Spokesman…