Venezuela's embattled Nicolas Maduro proposes assembly elections

Venezuela's embattled Nicolas Maduro proposes assembly elections

February 2, 2019

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has proposed holding early elections for the National Assembly as he seeks to outmanoeuvre a renewed opposition that is trying to use its control of the legislature to challenge his rule.

Mr Maduro in a speech to supporters said it would be up to the pro-government constitutional assembly to decide whether or not to back his proposal.

Elections for the opposition-controlled National Assembly are not supposed to take place again until 2020.

National Assembly President Juan Guaido is leading a charge to force Mr Maduro from power after he took the oath of office last month for a second, six-year term widely considered illegitimate.

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