Maduro left Norwegian mediators in the dark about side deal: Venezuela opposition negotiator

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Maduro left Norwegian mediators in the dark about side deal: Venezuela opposition negotiatorVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro did not inform Norway’s foreign ministry, which is mediating a dialogue between his government and opposition leader Juan Guaido, about a side deal with a smaller sector of the opposition before it was announced earlier this week, a member of Guaido’s negotiating team said on Wednesday. Guaido, leader of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, over the weekend declared the Oslo-backed talks dead more than six weeks after Maduro walked away in protest over U.S. sanctions. The government responded on Monday by announcing a deal with smaller opposition parties to resolve the South American country’s deep political divide by reforming the National Electoral Commission, accused of bias in favor of the ruling socialists.