We will change Venezuela, defiant opposition leader Capriles says

The majority of Venezuelans want change and will vote for ousting President Nicolas Maduro, opposition leader Henrique Capriles told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an interview Wednesday.

His comments come after Venezuela's National Electoral Board accepted more than 1.3 million signatures calling for Maduro's removal following weeks of anti-government protests.

The move marks the first step of a lengthy process that can potentially see Maduro's ouster four years into his six-year term.

"I think that we are not only going to win the recall vote, but we are going to change Venezuela because change happens not only by way of Maduro," Capriles said, adding that "it's a change in the system that we have to be able to achieve so that Venezuela can come out of the worst crisis that it has lived in history."