Pretoria, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Affiliates of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) as well as the Communist Party, have called for a demonstration of support for Venezuela in Pretoria. Continue reading
With thousands of supporters in the streets, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro presented Wednesday the official decree to the National Electoral Council in Caracas to call for a constituent assembly in a move to diffuse high-running political tensions in the South American country.
Tibisay Lucena, president of the National Electoral Council, known as the CNE, said this constitutional process comes at a time when Venezuela is experiencing a crucial moment in its political history.
“This process will lead to the peace that we all want and deserve,” said Lucena.
Venezuelan opposition leaders have called on their supporters to block all roads in their neighborhoods Tuesday as a way of rejecting President Nicolas Maduro’s call for a national constituent assembly, a process to bring together social and other organizations to rewrite the the country’s 1999 constitution.