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Venezuela Opposition Parties Banned from Election

EPA

The President of Venezuela has said the country's main opposition parties are banned from taking part in next year's presidential election, The Independent reports.

Nicolas Maduro said only parties which took part in this weekend's mayoral vote would be able to participate.

The Justice First, Popular Will and Democratic Action parties refused to take part in the poll, saying the electoral system was unfair.

"They won't participate, they will disappear from the political map," Mr Maduro said after casting his vote in Caracas.

Some small parties in the Democratic Unity coalition dissented, however, and ran candidates on Sunday.

That confused opposition supporters already disillusioned at the failure to weaken Mr Maduro in months of protests that took 125 lives earlier this year.


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