Venezuela opposition vows to oust president this year

Venezuela's opposition leader Henry Ramos Allup (R), seen here at the president's annual report on January 15, 2016, revived calls to oust President Nicolas Maduro (L) from office this yearVenezuela’s opposition vowed Friday to drive President Nicolas Maduro from office this year, raising pressure on the socialist leader as he weathers a political crisis in the oil-rich nation. Having rejected Maduro’s bid to seize emergency powers over the crisis-hit economy, the opposition-led legislature revived calls to oust him. Maduro’s mandate runs until 2019, but the new opposition majority in the National Assembly has raised the prospect of his rivals finding constitutional or legislative means to cut his term short.

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