CARACAS -- Venezuela's opposition coalition will ramp up its efforts to oust embattled 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 socialist president.
Opposition leader Americo De Grazia told 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 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.