FILE – In this March 12, 2020 file photo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela. A British judge on Thursday July 2, 2020, refused to give Venezuela control of over $1 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault, ruling that it is unlawful to give it to the President Nicolas Maduro since Britain does not recognize him as the president. Maduro has demanded the gold to help his cash-starved nation fight the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)

BOGOTA, December 2. /TASS/. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he was ready to step down if the country’s opposition forces win the December 6 parliamentary elections.

“If the opposition wins, I will step down from the post of the president,” Maduro said in a televised speech on Tuesday.

He added that his fate was up to the Venezuelan people to decide.

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