Maduro Says Elections in Venezuela Not a Priority Amid Virus

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(Bloomberg) -- Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said it would be “irresponsible” to call for National Assembly elections amid the coronavirus outbreak. He spoke in an interview on state television.

“At this point I really don’t know if there will be elections this year. Because we have this priority and it would be irresponsible of me to say that there must be elections either way.”Attending to the coronavirus pandemic and the economy come first, Maduro said.Legislative elections are due to be held in 2020 by law but High Court deliberations could rule them out.

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