Venezuela opposition puts pressure on President Maduro

Monday, 24 October 2016 - 11:41


Venezuelan congressmen put President Nicolas Maduro under more pressure by voting to put him on trial for violating democracy.

In a special session, congressmen said he had broken constitutional law and carried out a coup d'état.

The move came, days after officials blocked a popular vote on removing Maduro from power.

Ruling party officials accuse the opposition of fraud while collecting signatures needed for the referendum.