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Venezuela opposition picks strategy to oust President Maduro

Venezuela's opposition coalition has decided on a triple-barreled strategy to oust President Nicolas Maduro before the end of his term.

The opposition will simultaneously pursue a constitutional amendment, a recall referendum and a campaign to push for the resignation of the embattled socialist president.

Opposition leader Americo De Grazia tells The Associated Press that the coalition of more than a dozen parties reached the agreement on strategy after a long day of meetings Wednesday.

Opposition spokesman Jesus Torrealba is expected to officially announce the plan on Thursday.

Maduro's six-year-term ends in 2019. The opposition won a landslide victory in legislative elections in December, and promised to find a way to remove Maduro from power within the first half of 2016.