As widely expected, Venezuela’s national electoral council (CNE) has put the kybosh on opposition hopes of a presidential recall referendum this year. And it has not entirely left the door open to one next year either. The main opposition coalition Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (MUD) is running out of constitutional options to remove President Nicolás Maduro from power, barring his voluntary resignation.

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