Venezuela government appeals against recall vote signatures

People carry groceries purchased in Colombia whilst crossing the border back to Venezuela which is suffering a deep recession prompting food shortages and deadly lootingVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government has lodged some 400 individual complaints over allegedly invalid signatures submitted in a bid to remove him from office, officials said. The opposition MUD coalition had collected signatures representing dead and underage people and convicts in its effort to launch a recall referendum, according to Jorge Rodriguez, the socialist president’s point man for tackling the drive to remove him from office.

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