Maduro camp cries fraud in Venezuela recall vote drive

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro shakes hands with supporters during a rally with women in Caracas on May 24, 2016Allies of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused his opponents Monday of fraud in their petition for a vote on removing him from office, saying 10,000 people who supposedly signed it are dead. With Venezuela mired in a punishing economic crisis, Maduro’s opponents are racing to fulfill the requirements to call a recall referendum against him. “I state with full responsibility that at this time we have detected 10,000 deceased people signing,” said Jorge Rodriguez, the head of a commission appointed by Maduro to oversee the process.

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