Venezuela opposition warns of 'judicial coup' by Maduro

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro (L) and first lady Cilia Flores (R) greet supporters during the closing rally of the campaign on December 3, 2015 in CaracasThe plea came after Maduro’s party filed a legal challenge to his opponents’ landslide victory in legislative elections. In an open letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and senior international officials, the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) coalition condemned the legal threat to the super-majority it won on December 6.

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