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Venezuelan opposition says it will try to legally oust President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan opposition says it will try to legally oust President Nicolas Maduro

In its first day with majority power in Venezuela’s legislature, the opposition coalition of parties Tuesday threw down the gauntlet before socialist President Nicolas Maduro, saying it would try to legally remove him from power within six months.

The declaration from new National Assembly President Henry Ramos Allup came at the end of a raucous day during which opposing sides exchanged catcalls and in which the socialist faction led by former assembly President Diosdado Cabello left the hall en masse before adjournment.

“We will recover our autonomous power, pass laws of amnesty and national reconciliation and look within six months for a constitutional,...

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