Venezuela opposition moves to break deadlock in crisis

Parliament is pictured during a session in Caracas on January 13, 2016Venezuela’s opposition moved Wednesday to break political deadlock in the crisis-hit oil producer by removing from the state legislature three of its deputies rejected by the government. The opposition bowed to a ruling by the Supreme Court which ordered three of its lawmakers to be suspended while it investigates them on government charges of vote-buying. The opposition accuses President Nicolas Maduro of using the Supreme Court to block its rivals’ two-thirds majority which could enable them to launch constitutional steps to drive him from office.

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