Dead in riots during controversial elections in Venezuela

Dead in riots during controversial elections in Venezuela

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The elections for a council that the constitution needs reform in Venezuela expired Sunday restless. In fights between protester and police were killed, and the turnout is extremely low.

Almost twenty million Venezuelans may Sunday vote on candidates for board of 545 members. President Nicolás Maduro wants, that the political system with a constitution reforms. His goal is to stay in power. He lost two years back the majority in the parliament.

Election day is progressing restless, and the rise seems to be extremely low. Despite a Friday set demonstratieverbod clash with demonstrators in multiple locations with security forces. Amongst other improvised firearms used. According to the authorities, there are nine people to life. The opposition speaks of approximately twelve fatalities.

Unknowns shots in the night from Saturday to zodag the regeringsgetrouwe candidate José Félix Pineda (39) to death in his house in the state of Bolivar, reported the Venezuelan justice Sunday.


The election is boycotted by the opposition, that the vote looks like a trick to the parliament further offside. Voters can not for or against the council vote: they can only vote on predominantly regeringsgetrouwe candidates.

The UN ambassador of the United States, Nikki Haley, called the election Sunday on Twitter, “a step towards dictatorship” and a “sham”. “We will a not legitimate government does not accept. The Venezuelan people and democracy will prevail.”

The American government says to consider oliesancties. The Venezuelan economy is 95 percent dependent on its oil exports. The US is by far the largest customer.

Maduro’s sham election is another step toward dictatorship. We won’t accept an illegit govt. The Venezuelan ppl & democracy will prevail.


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21:13 – 30 July 2017


Venezuelans vote in controversial election


On the ballot, went to months of demonstrations against the government in advance, which certainly 115 people were killed.

Due to the political turmoil fly to airlines Air France and Iberia in the coming days not to the South American country. Other companies decided already to all flights to Venezuela for an indefinite period of time to delete.

Venezuela to vote for new council

Almost twenty million Venezuelans may Sunday vote.

For the constituent assembly they should get a board together.

The opposition sees the election as a ploy to parliament to further outside game.

Voters can only vote on predominantly regeringsgetrouwe candidates.
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