March 20, 2019

Opposition-controlled Venezuela legislature calls for protest to oust Maduro

Opposition-controlled Venezuela legislature calls for protest to oust MaduroMaduro, 56, was sworn in for a second term on Thursday, having won a controversial election in May that was boycotted by the opposition and branded a fraud by the United States, European Union and Organization of American States. The president of the National Assembly, Juan Guaido, said Friday that the constitution gives the legislature the right to assume transitional power after declaring Maduro a "usurper," but said it would need military backing and for people to take to the streets to demand change.


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