Friday, June 3, 2016

Venezuela: National Electoral Council postpones meeting on whether to allow recall

The recall effort against President Nicolas Maduro, which has collected 1.85 million signatures (they need 197,000) is waiting for the National Electoral Council to hold a meeting with opposition leaders.

Electoral authorities claim that 10,000 of the signatures are forgeries, but that is thought to be a delaying effort. If the election is delayed until 2017 a deputy gets the position, rather than have a replacement race.

Petitioners still need 4 million signatures if they get past this stage.

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