Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro rejects calls for early election

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has rejected calls to hold early elections despite opposition efforts to remove him from power.

Maduro made the comments Sunday during his weekly television program in reference to the Democratic Unity Roundtable opposition coalition's efforts to remove him -- at first through a recall referendum, which was suspended.

After Venezuela's high court, the Supreme Tribunal of Justice, stalled the recall referendum efforts, opposition politicians began calling for early elections, which Maduro dismissed.

"Nobody should get obsessed with electoral processes that are not in the constitution," Maduro said. "An electoral way out? Way out to where?".

Maduro's term ends early 2019.