Opposition marches in Venezuela ahead of local elections




 
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Opposition marches in Venezuela ahead of local elections
 
November 24th, 2013  
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Opposition marches in Venezuela ahead of local elections
By Daniel Wallis and Efrain Otero CARACAS (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of opposition supporters marched in Venezuela on Saturday to pressure President Nicolas Maduro's government before December 8 local elections after their leader denounced the pre-dawn arrest of one of his aides. The vote for control of 335 municipalities will be the first big test of Maduro's political strength after he narrowly defeated his opposition rival, Henrique Capriles, in a presidential election in April. Capriles told the main rally in the capital his national tours coordinator, Alejandro Silva, was taken at gunpoint from a Caracas hotel room by military intelligence agents. The aide said later on Twitter that he had been released.




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