Venezuela's Top Court Suspends Result Of Opposition Primary
Caracas, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 31st Oct, 2023) Venezuela's Supreme Court on Monday suspended the outcome of an opposition Primary vote, prompting Washington to warn it would "take action" if President Nicolas Maduro's government did not meet its commitments ahead of a 2024 election.
The United States agreed to ease oil and gas sanctions against Maduro's government after it struck a deal with the opposition to hold an election the international community hopes will restore democracy in the crisis-wracked country.
However, the government subsequently rejected the outcome of an opposition primary to choose a presidential candidate. That vote earlier this month was won by Maria Corina Machado, 56, who is banned from holding office for 15 years.
Maduro's administration has launched a probe into the primary, claiming it was tainted by fraud.
"All the outcomes of the different phases of the electoral process... are suspended," read Monday's ruling.