Thirty-seven Venezuelan opposition parties join forces against poll

Thirty-seven Venezuelan political parties on Monday joined a pact rejecting the December 6 parliamentary elections as illegitimate, opposition leader Juan Guaido’s office said.The signatories agreed to “achieve the liberation of Venezuela and to return sovereignty to the people with the departure of [President] Nicolas Maduro from power,” according to the statement.Daily El Nacional said 105 civil society organizations also joined the pact, which came after two-time presidential candidate Henrique Capriles and lawmaker Stalin Gonzalez broke ranks with the opposition.They started talks with the…

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