Venezuelan Lawmakers Set To Grant President Power To Rule By Decree

Nicolas Maduro says he will use the power to stamp out corruption


Venezuela's National Assembly has paved the way to granting special powers for President Nicolas Maduro.

Under the measures the leader would be able to govern by decree for 12 months.

The bill still needs to be revised by a special commission and debated for a second time, but correspondents do not expect significant changes to be made.