Venezuela court rejects bill to cut president's term

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gestures during a demonstration in Caracas on April 19, 2016Venezuela’s Supreme Court on Monday rejected a proposed constitutional reform to cut short the term of President Nicolas Maduro, according to a written judgment. The court ruled that such an amendment could not be applied retroactively or immediately to Maduro’s current term, as proposed in a bill by opposition lawmakers who blame him for a crippling economic crisis. The opposition vowed to oust Maduro when it took control of the legislature in January after winning elections.

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