What’s Next After Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly Vote?


After Sunday’s vote for the National Constituent Assembly, Venezuela enters a new legislative and election period.

Over eight million people voted in Venezuela’s election Sunday — a turnout of over 41 percent, according to electoral authorities — to choose from 6,120 candidates for the 545-member ANC.

Public servants, including governors, mayors, and lawmakers, could not run as candidates unless they resigned from their positions. Candidates did not represent their political parties but competed on an individual basis to become a delegate for the ANC.

“It is the only way to summon the full sovereignty of the people and lay the foundations of the recovery of peace in the Republic,” President Nicolas Maduro said on May 1.

“This is a Constituent Assembly to bring order, do justice and defend the peace,” Maduro said Monday…

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3 Responses

  1. I am sending you this video by La Iguana TV, where they show how one man voted 17 times in opposition’s referendum and couldn’t do the same on the legal voting system that went on 30th July:
    I hope you like it.

  2. I am also sending this video on La Iguana TV, where paramilitary from Colombia shot GNB soldiers who were defending the people from voting in Tachira. Because of this harrassment, people had to cross mountains and rivers to defend their right to vote:

  3. Just another little notice to say that portuguese media is not showing any news from Maduro’s side. Once again, our press and television is doing the same it did before 25th April 1974, in the times of the colonies.

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