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More than seven million Venezuelans vote in a referendum against Maduro

More than seven million Venezuelans vote in a referendum against Maduro

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In Venezuela, Sunday, almost a third of the electorate voted in the symbolic referendum against the socialist government of president Nicolás Maduro. When riots surrounding the vote came a person to the life.

Parliament speaker and opposition leader Julio Borges told the rise in the night from Sunday to Monday. “7,18 million people have the horrors of Maduro confirmed,” he wrote on Twitter.

In total, 19 million Venezuelans are called to in an unofficial referendum to give their opinion about a controversial proposal from Maduro to a constituent assembly. Thus, then, the constitution of the country changed. According to the opposition wants Maduro, as the parliament lifting then Venezuela would turn into a dictatorship.

Also was the population asked whether they want the army, the current constitution will defend and whether there are early elections.

The popular vote against the reform of the constitution was made by the opposition organized. The government recognises the plebiscite.

Dead

The controversial vote came Sunday night to riots in Caracas. Armed gangs shot one person dead and injured three people in a suburb of the Venezuelan capital. The victims were standing in the queue at a polling station for the referendum against the current president Nicolas Maduro.

According to the opposition was the violence an attempt to have the vote Sunday in the country takes place, to disturb. Previously there had been two deaths, but according to the authorities, that is incorrect.

Carlos Ocariz, speaking on behalf of the Democratic Unity, said that “paramilitary” shooters in the afternoon did not appear in Catia, where thousands of people gathered to make their protest vote to be heard, and opened fire.

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Venezuelans may Sunday in an unofficial referendum to give their opinion about a controversial proposal by the current president Nicolás Maduro for a constituent assembly.
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Thus, then, the constitution of the country changed. According to the opposition wants Maduro, as the parliament lifting then Venezuela would turn into a dictatorship.
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Also the population is asked whether they want the army, the current constitution will defend and whether there are early elections. According to various media, the emergence big, but exact numbers are not available.
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Maduro calls the referendum illegal and meaningless.
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On 30 July the president with a referendum in which the population is asked for support for his constituent meeting.
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Tear gas

In the southern province of Amazonas was also an incident at the stemgang place. Masked men threw there tear gas at two polling stations inside. There would be no serious casualties.

Throughout the country, some two thousand stemlocaties available where people can go. The referendum will be followed by “zero hour”, possibly an action in which people flock to the work, to resign as a protest against the policies of Maduro.

Maduro calls the referendum illegal and meaningless. On 30 July the president with a referendum in which the population is asked for support for his constituent meeting.

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