Venezuelan opposition governor sacked: aide

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 26, 2017 11:37 AM

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (Reuters) - The newly-elected opposition governor of Venezuela's western Zulia state was dismissed on Thursday by the pro-government local state legislature, an aide said.

The removal of Juan Pablo Guanipa, one of five opposition governors in Venezuela's 23 states, came after he refused to swear loyalty to an all-powerful national legislative superbody aligned with President Nicolas Maduro's ruling socialists.

(Reporting by Isaac Urrutia; Writing by Andrew Cawthorne; editing by Susan Thomas)