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Maduro calls for election date by Monday

Venezuela's unpopular President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday urged officials to set a presidential election date in 48 hours' time for a vote that he'd like to see take place within another week. "I am urging the Constituent Assembly (a super-legislature stacked with Maduro loyalists) and the Elections Board to set a date hopefully Monday for the elections," he told supporters after the small Marxist-Leninist Tupamaro Party endorsed him for re-election in the crisis-hit South American country.
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