BBC: Venezuela opposition leader Capriles banned from politics
A leading Venezuelan opposition leader, Henrique Capriles, has been formally banned for 15 years from public office.
Mr Capriles has been at the forefront of demands for a recall referendum on President Nicolas Maduro.
There was no immediate comment from the government on the ban.
In a heated press conference, Mr Capriles said he would continue in his post as governor of Miranda state and called for a protest march to be held on Saturday.
Mr Capriles, who has run twice as a presidential candidate, is seen as the opposition's best hope of defeating President Maduro in elections scheduled for next year.
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