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Venezuela: Protesters line up outside National Assembly during debate on Maduro’s ‘coup’01:34

Venezuela: Protesters line up outside National Assembly during debate on Maduro’s ‘coup’

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Caracas
October 26, 2016 at 00:31 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of anti-government protesters gathered outside the National Assembly in Caracas, whilst MPs inside the parliament took part in a special debate on President Nicolas Maduro’s “coup”, on Tuesday.

The National Assembly agreed to initiate impeachment against Maduro during the session. Carlos Berrizbeitia, deputy leader of the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable party, stated: “Of course we must impeach the President of the Republic. He is a public official. He is responsible for this, he and his ministers.”

Hector Rodriguez, Deputy of Maduro’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela, called the idea of impeachment “outrageous for national policy.”

The session is the latest incident amid the escalating political tensions in Venezuela. On Thursday October 20, a ruling by a court blocked an effort to mandate a recall referendum against Maduro, and on Friday, another court stopped several important opposition leaders from travelling out of the country, offering no explanation for their decision.

Venezuela: Protesters line up outside National Assembly during debate on Maduro’s ‘coup’01:34
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Hundreds of anti-government protesters gathered outside the National Assembly in Caracas, whilst MPs inside the parliament took part in a special debate on President Nicolas Maduro’s “coup”, on Tuesday.

The National Assembly agreed to initiate impeachment against Maduro during the session. Carlos Berrizbeitia, deputy leader of the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable party, stated: “Of course we must impeach the President of the Republic. He is a public official. He is responsible for this, he and his ministers.”

Hector Rodriguez, Deputy of Maduro’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela, called the idea of impeachment “outrageous for national policy.”

The session is the latest incident amid the escalating political tensions in Venezuela. On Thursday October 20, a ruling by a court blocked an effort to mandate a recall referendum against Maduro, and on Friday, another court stopped several important opposition leaders from travelling out of the country, offering no explanation for their decision.

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