HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » International » Latin America (Group) » Venezuela's Maduro says r...

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 08:27 PM

Venezuela's Maduro says recall vote will be in 2017 at earliest [View all]

Source: Reuters

World | Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:28pm EDT

Venezuela's Maduro says recall vote will be in 2017 at earliest

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday that a potential recall referendum against him would be in 2017 at the earliest, pushing back against growing opposition pressure to have the vote this year.

If Maduro, a socialist, were to lose a recall referendum in 2016, a new presidential election would be held. If it only occurs next year, his vice president would replace him in the event of a loss.

"There will be no blackmailing here. If the recall referendum's requirements are met, it will be next year and that's it," Maduro said on state television.

"If the requirements aren't met, there will be no referendum and that's it," he added.

[font size=1]-snip-[/font]

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-idUSKCN0YX0PJ

5 replies, 746 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread