Former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles announced on 24 October that he was withdrawing from the opposition coalition Democratic Unity Roundtable (Mesa de la Unidad Democrática: MUD) and called for the creation of a new opposition alliance.
Capriles conditioned his return to the MUD to the withdrawal of Henry Ramos Allup, the leader of the Democratic Action (Accion Democratica: AD) party. The move by Capriles followed the decision of four elected opposition governors (from the AD party) in the 15 October regional elections to be sworn in at the pro-government National Constituent Assembly (ANC), which will draft a new constitution.
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