Venezuela’s top court on Monday nullified results of an opposition presidential primary that took place last month — just weeks after the U.S. lifted sanctions on some of the country’s industries in exchange for a free election guarantee. ‘Following the request of preventative protection and in consequence, all the effects of the distinct phases of the electoral process conducted by the National Primary Commission are suspended,’ Venezuela’s Supreme Justice Tribunal said on its website.
to roll back sanctions against the country’s gas and oil industry as well as bond trading. The U.S. Treasury issued a six-month general license to authorize transactions and dealings on those conditions as well as the release of political prisoners. But Maduro last week announced a probe into the results, which elected Maria Corina Machado as the opposition candidate despite a ban implemented earlier this year that would prevent her holding office for 15 years.
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