Maduro to opposition: 'Don't give me ultimatums'

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is pictured during a meeting between Venezuela's government and opposition leaders for Vatican-backed talks, in a bid to settle the country's deepening political crisis, in Caracas on October 30, 2016Tensions fraying a fragile political truce in Venezuela escalated on Thursday, as President Nicolas Maduro warned his opponents not to issue ultimatums on holding elections and accused them of lying. Maduro took issue with opposition leaders’ statements that their goal for the upcoming talks — set for November 11 — was an agreement to hold elections early next year, well ahead of the scheduled end of his term in 2019. “There can be no ultimatums.

Share this article