Venezuela’s Maduro names new potential successor

Venezuela’s Maduro names new potential successor

Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro named an ex-security minister Wednesday as his vice-president, who would become head of state if Maduro were removed from office this year as the opposition demands. Maduro told a televised cabinet meeting that he had named to the post Tareck El Aissami, 42, a powerful state governor who cracked down on […]

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 […]