Venezuelan opposition says hurdle cleared in Maduro recall

July 20, 2016 4:39 PM

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Venezuelan opposition says hurdle cleared in Maduro recall

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela's opposition says officials have validated enough signatures to proceed to the next phase of a referendum to recall unpopular President Nicolas Maduro.

Opposition leader Jesus Torrealba says election officials confirmed the validity of some 407,000 signatures that were under review. That's more than double the 200,000 required.

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