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    Maduro Accuses Venezuelan Opposition of 'Parliamentary Coup' Attempt

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    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused on Tuesday the country’s opposition of trying to carry out a "parliamentary coup" and vowed to prevent it, after the country’s parliament voted to begin impeachment proceedings against him.

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, the opposition-dominated National assembly voted in favor of beginning impeachment proceedings.

    "There has never been a parliamentary coup in Venezuela, and we shall not allow anything like this to happen, the right-wing here and there should know this," Maduro said, as quoted by the NTN24 television channel.

    He called for a meeting of the country’s defense committee on Wednesday to discuss the events.

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