Venezuela’s election authority rules out 2016 recall vote for Maduro

Venezuela’s election authority rules out 2016 recall vote for Maduro

Venezuela’s electoral authority on Wednesday ruled out a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro this year, all but dashing opposition hopes to oust him at the ballot box. The National Electoral Council declared in a statement after meeting with the opposition and the government that “the event could be held in the middle of the […]

Venezuela’s Maduro says no recall referendum in 2016

Venezuela’s Maduro says no recall referendum in 2016

Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro vowed Saturday that no referendum on ending his term would be held until next year, amid mounting pressure as the country teeters on the brink of economic collapse. Maduro’s opponents are racing to call a referendum before January 10, as a successful recall vote before that deadline would trigger new […]