URGENT ¥¥¥ Venezuela opposition to boycott Maduro swearing-in

Lawmakers from Venezuela's opposition coalition said Friday they will boycott the swearing-in of Nicolas Maduro as interim president, saying it was an act of electioneering that violates the constitution.

"We want to firmly tell the world and Venezuela that we won't attend today's session of the National Assembly because we consider it another electoral act and a violation of the Venezuelan constitutional order," said deputy Angel Medina of the Democratic Union Roundtable, an umbrella grouping of opposition parties.