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Venezuela Opposition Head Aveledo Resigns

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July 30, 2014 AT 10:42 AM
The leader of Venezuela's opposition coalition, Ramon Aveledo, resigned on Tuesday after a five-year stint in which he united fractious politicians but failed to end socialist rule. Though twice-presidential candidate Henrique Capriles was the best-known face of Venezuela's opposition in recent years, it was Aveledo who was in charge of the Democratic Unity coalition that brought opposition factions together behind him. The 63-year-old bearded professor, viewed as an 'eminence grise' in opposition circles, said he was stepping aside to allow renewal but not leaving the opposition cause.