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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro talks to the media during a news conference after the 17th Non-Aligned Summit in Porlamar, Venezuela September 18, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello


CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition called on Monday for a nationwide protest on Oct. 12 to push for a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro that it says must take place this year despite the election board's insistence it could only be in 2017.

The opposition urged Venezuelans to protest daily against "anti-constitutional" conditions by the board, including a stipulation a signature drive next month must meet a threshold of 20 percent of voters in every state rather than nationally.

(Reporting by Daniel Kai; Writing by Alexandra Ulmer; Editing by Girish Gupta)


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