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Published On: Wed, Jan 24th, 2018

Venezuela to hold early presidential elections by the end of April: Cabello

nsnbc : The economically and politically embattled socialist party (PSUV) government of Venezuela will summon early presidential elections by the end of April.

PSUV Vice-President Diosdado Cabello (archive)

PSUV Vice-President Diosdado Cabello (archive)

Socialist Party (PSUV) deputy chairman Diosdado Cabello said “By April 30, Venezuela must have a presidential election.” The early elections were approved by Cabello and they were unanimously approved by the new PSUV-dominated Constituent Assembly, loyal to President Nicolas Maduro.

Formally, the presidential election was scheduled for the end of 2018, but some experts thought the president’s camp could be drawn earlier. Maduro and the PSUV, say some experts, will benefit from the dynamics of the early – surprise – elections.

The change approved on January 24 was announced in a context of delicate talks with the opposition in an attempt to emerge from Venezuela’s political and economic crisis, a day after the European Union passed sanctions against senior Venezuelan officials, including Cabello.

Cabello responded to the sanctions saying “If the world wants to impose sanctions, we will organize elections.” Speaking to the Constituent Assembly – a PSUV echo chamber – and regressing to the use of rhetoric and stereotypes, Cabello blasted the “illegitimate and imperialist forces” for “a systematic campaign of hatred against Venezuela” without so much as an attempt to understand why the country is so bitterly divided.

“We will have no problems, we have only one candidate to continue the revolution,” Cabello claimed, while several hundred members of the assembly chanted “Nicholas, Nicholas!”

CH/L – nsnbc 24.01.2018

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