Venezuelan congress declares ‘coup d’etat’ by Nicolas Maduro government

In an emergency session, lawmakers passed a resolution declaring a "break of constitutional order and the existence of a coup d'etat committed by the Nicolas Maduro regime."

By: AFP | Caracas | Updated: October 24, 2016 1:57 am
Venezuela, coup d'etat, venezuela coup, Maduro coup, Nicolas Maduro, venezuela coup, news, latest news, venezuela news, world news, international news In an emergency session, lawmakers passed a resolution declaring a “break of constitutional order and the existence of a coup d’etat committed by the Nicolas Maduro regime.” (source: PTI)

Venezuela’s opposition-majority legislature declared on Sunday that President Nicolas Maduro’s “regime” committed a coup d’etat when authorities blocked a referendum on removing the unpopular leftist leader from power.

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In an emergency session, lawmakers passed a resolution declaring a “break of constitutional order and the existence of a coup d’etat committed by the Nicolas Maduro regime,” vowing to respond with international pressure and mass protests.