Venezuela opposition ponders whether to fight Maduro in vote


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  • Thursday, 08 Feb 2018

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds a document as he talks to the media before an event with supporters of Somos Venezuela (We are Venezuela) movement in Caracas, Venezuela February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition was to huddle on Thursday and debate whether to participate in a controversial April presidential vote despite the barring of its best two candidates and an electoral board favouring President Nicolas Maduro.

Electoral authorities on Wednesday set the election for April 22 after mediation talks in the Dominican Republic between the unpopular leftist government and an opposition coalition collapsed, leaving Maduro the favourite for re-election.

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