Venezuela government in fresh challenge against recall

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a rally outside Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on June 22, 2016Venezuela’s government on Monday launched its latest counter-maneuver against efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro, announcing fresh legal challenges against a petition for a referendum on removing him. Maduro’s side alleged fraud in the gathering of signatures for the petition, which the opposition says was signed by hundreds of thousands of people. “We are going to file complaints and legal action against however many fraudulent incidents there have been,” said Jorge Rodriguez, an official appointed by Maduro to oversee the opposition’s referendum drive.

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