Venezuelan Supreme Court blocks constitutional amendment reducing presidential terms

26 April 2016
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (photo credit: BBC)
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (photo credit: BBC)
<p class="story-body__introduction">Venezuela's supreme court has rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to cut President Nicolas Maduro's term from six to four years.</p><p>The court ruled that the amendment could not be applied retroactively to Mr Maduro's current term.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">The amendment was proposed by the opposition, which won control of the legislature last year.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">The opposition has tried various means to oust Mr Maduro, including constitutional reform and a referendum.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">In its judgment, the supreme court ruled that the proposed amendment was constitutional, but could not be applied retroactively.</span></p>
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