Referendum on Venezuelan president delayed


Venezuela’s National Electoral Council has ruined hopes for a recall referendum on  leftist President Nicolas Maduro this year.

Electoral council chief Tibisay Lucena  announced several procedural details  that would clearly push the referendum into 2017.

The delay will probably anger Maduro’s foes, who accuse him of ruling like a dictator and ruining the economy.

Opposition leader Henrique Capriles said Aug. 6 that he would call on supporters to march to Caracas  on Sept. 1 if the CNE didn’t reverse itself.

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