Venezuela bars opposition leader from public office for 15 years

The Nicolas Maduro government barred Thursday opposition leader Juan Guaido from holding public office for one-and-a-half decade citing irregularities in his financial records.

Guaido was elected as National Assembly leader in 2015 and has taken ninety international trips at the cost of about $94,000 unaccounted expenses.

The leader of US-backed opposition-controlled National Assembly has challenged Maduro and his socialist party for power.

Guaido dismissed government’s measure saying his campaign to derail Maduro will continue going in the streets. He has called for fresh protests on Saturday.

Earlier this year he invoked Venezuelan constitution and self-declared himself as interim president saying the mid-2018 reelection of Maduro was illegitimate.

Meanwhile, the country saw second major blackout in less than a month on Thursday and Maduro blamed a terrorist attack on the Guri hydroelectric facility by a gunman who is alleged to have fired on the diabolical right wing.

Guaido dismissed government’s measure saying his campaign to derail Maduro will continue

Following the first blackout in March the president blamed US behind the attack in Guri hydroelectric plant.

Maduro announced a load management plan which will be effective in coming days without giving further details.

He said, “A heroic effort that recognizes and appreciates the Venezuelan people. Congratulations Patriots!”

Guido supporters on the other hand blames the government for lack of maintenance to the plant.

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