President on top in Venezuela crisis talks

An opposition supporter holds a Venezuela's national flag as she marches protesting against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, on November 10, 2016Crisis talks in Venezuela last weekend left President Nicolas Maduro on top and the opposition floundering in its bid to remove him from power, analysts say. Here are five cards the socialist president holds to trump the opposition during the Vatican-backed talks over the economic and political crisis. “The MUD has been left in a very uncomfortable situation with regard to its voters, because the most essential issues are not mentioned” in Saturday’s declaration, said Benigno Alarcon, a political scientist at Andres Bello university.

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