Venezuelan President Maduro issues surprise pardon for political prisoners ahead of election

//Venezuelan President Maduro issues surprise pardon for political prisoners ahead of election

Venezuelan President Maduro issues surprise pardon for political prisoners ahead of election

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro issued a surprise decree pardoning more than 100 of his opponents as a concession ahead of upcoming congressional elections.Former National Assembly Vice President Freddy Guevara and Roberto Marrero, opposition leader Juan Guaido’s chief of staff, are among more than two dozen lawmakers pardoned in Monday’s decree. Dozens of political activists and trade union leaders were also pardoned, Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said.The measure seeks to promote…

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