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Opposition leader vows to shun early election

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan GuaidÛ said Friday that opponents of President Nicol·s Maduro won’t participate in any early legislative elections he calls amid a protracted power struggle. Guaido said in an interview with The Associated Press that it would be a “farce” to participate in any election with the Maduro government still in control of the country. The man recognized by the U.S. as Venezuela’s rightful leader also said he plans to keep the title of acting president even after his one-year term as leader of the National Assembly ends in the new year.

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