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Venezuela opposition plots 'zero hour' after big anti-Maduro vote
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jat
2017-07-17 16:33:35 UTC
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Energized by a massive vote against President Nicolas Maduro in an
unofficial plebiscite, Venezuela's opposition mulled on Monday how to
escalate protests and block a new congress it fears may enshrine Socialist
Party hegemony.

After months of street rallies that have led to nearly 100 deaths, the
Democratic Unity coalition brought millions onto the streets on Sunday for
an informal referendum intended to de-legitimize a leader they call a
dictator.

Now, opposition leaders are promising "Zero Hour" in Venezuela to demand a
general election and stop the leftist Maduro's plan to create a
controversial new legislative super-body called a Constituent Assembly in a
July 30 vote.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/17/venezuela-opposition-plots-zero-hour-after-big-anti-maduro-vote.html
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PL
2017-07-18 15:49:06 UTC
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On 7/17/2017 6:33 PM, jat wrote: part of the story he wants you to read only

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Venezuela opposition plots 'zero hour' after big anti-Maduro vote
- Opposition leaders are promising "Zero Hour" in Venezuela to demand a
general election and stop the leftist Maduro's plan to create a
controversial new legislative super-body
- Maduro, whose term is due to end in early 2019, dismissed Sunday's
opposition event as an internal exercise by the opposition with no
bearing on his government.
Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | 1:57 AM ETReuters

Energized by a massive vote against President Nicolas Maduro in an
unofficial plebiscite, Venezuela's opposition mulled on Monday how to
escalate protests and block a new congress it fears may enshrine
Socialist Party hegemony.

After months of street rallies that have led to nearly 100 deaths, the
Democratic Unity coalition brought millions onto the streets on Sunday
for an informal referendum intended to de-legitimize a leader they call
a dictator.

Now, opposition leaders are promising "Zero Hour" in Venezuela to demand
a general election and stop the leftist Maduro's plan to create a
controversial new legislative super-body called a Constituent Assembly
in a July 30 vote.

Opposition tactics could include lengthy road blockades and sit-ins, a
national strike, or possibly even a march on the Miraflores presidential
palace, similar to events before a short-lived coup against Maduro's
successor Hugo Chavez in 2002.

"Today, Venezuela stood up with dignity to say freedom does not go
backwards, democracy is not negotiated," Julio Borges, who leads the
opposition-controlled legislature, said shortly after midnight when the
referendum results were announced.

"We don't want a fraudulent Constituent Assembly imposed on us. We don't
want to be Cuba. We don't want to be a country without freedom," he
added, promising further announcements on opposition strategy during Monday.

Maduro, whose term is due to end in early 2019, dismissed Sunday's
opposition event as an internal exercise by the opposition with no
bearing on his government.

"Don't go crazy, calm down," he said on Sunday in a message to the
opposition, vowing his Constituent Assembly would bring peace to the
volatile nation of 30 million people.

Maduro, 54, a former bus driver and long-serving foreign minister for
Chavez, narrowly won election in 2013 but has seen his ratings plunge,
to just over 20 percent, during a brutal economic crisis in the South
American OPEC member.
Opposition "show of force"

Though polls show the opposition has majority support and his foes
repeatedly call for a free and fair election as their No. 1 demand,
Maduro insists they are U.S. pawns intent on sabotaging the economy and
bringing him down through violence.

Most Venezuelans oppose the Constituent Assembly, which will have power
to rewrite the constitution and annul the current opposition-led
legislature, but Maduro is pressing on anyway for the vote in two weeks'
time. In three questions at Sunday's event, opposition supporters voted
overwhelmingly - by 98 percent - to reject the proposed new assembly,
urge the military to defend the existing constitution, and support
elections before Maduro's term ends, according to academics monitoring
the vote for the opposition.

Sunday's nearly 7.2 million participation compared with 7.7 million
opposition votes in the 2015 legislative elections that it won by a
landslide and 7.3 million votes for the opposition in a 2013
presidential poll narrowly won by Maduro.

"The result is a remarkable show of force for Venezuela's opposition,"
New York-based Torino Capital said in a research note, noting the vote
was only called two weeks previously and participation meant openly
defying the government.

"We can assume that the number of people voting was less than that which
would turn out to vote in a regular election..

The results seem to confirm that the opposition would easily defeat the
government in any election."

The political turmoil has taken a heavy toll on Venezuela: 95 deaths in
unrest since April, thousands of injuries, hundreds of arrests, and
further damage to an economy already in its fourth year of decline."

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/17/venezuela-opposition-plots-zero-hour-after-big-anti-maduro-vote.html
jat
2017-07-18 17:51:43 UTC
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"PL" <***@pandora.be> wrote in message news:oklalh$1c0b$***@gioia.aioe.org...
| On 7/17/2017 6:33 PM, jat wrote: part of the story he wants you to read
only
|
| The full text:
|
| Venezuela opposition plots 'zero hour' after big anti-Maduro vote
| - Opposition leaders are promising "Zero Hour" in Venezuela to demand a
| general election and stop the leftist Maduro's plan to create a
| controversial new legislative super-body
| - Maduro, whose term is due to end in early 2019, dismissed Sunday's
| opposition event as an internal exercise by the opposition with no
| bearing on his government.
| Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | 1:57 AM ETReuters
|
| Energized by a massive vote against President Nicolas Maduro in an
| unofficial plebiscite, Venezuela's opposition mulled on Monday how to
| escalate protests and block a new congress it fears may enshrine
| Socialist Party hegemony.
|
| After months of street rallies that have led to nearly 100 deaths, the
| Democratic Unity coalition brought millions onto the streets on Sunday
| for an informal referendum intended to de-legitimize a leader they call
| a dictator.
|
| Now, opposition leaders are promising "Zero Hour" in Venezuela to demand
| a general election and stop the leftist Maduro's plan to create a
| controversial new legislative super-body called a Constituent Assembly
| in a July 30 vote.
|
| Opposition tactics could include lengthy road blockades and sit-ins, a
| national strike, or possibly even a march on the Miraflores presidential
| palace, similar to events before a short-lived coup against Maduro's
| successor Hugo Chavez in 2002.
|
| "Today, Venezuela stood up with dignity to say freedom does not go
| backwards, democracy is not negotiated," Julio Borges, who leads the
| opposition-controlled legislature, said shortly after midnight when the
| referendum results were announced.
|
| "We don't want a fraudulent Constituent Assembly imposed on us. We don't
| want to be Cuba. We don't want to be a country without freedom," he
| added, promising further announcements on opposition strategy during
Monday.
|
| Maduro, whose term is due to end in early 2019, dismissed Sunday's
| opposition event as an internal exercise by the opposition with no
| bearing on his government.
|
| "Don't go crazy, calm down," he said on Sunday in a message to the
| opposition, vowing his Constituent Assembly would bring peace to the
| volatile nation of 30 million people.
|
| Maduro, 54, a former bus driver and long-serving foreign minister for
| Chavez, narrowly won election in 2013 but has seen his ratings plunge,
| to just over 20 percent, during a brutal economic crisis in the South
| American OPEC member.
| Opposition "show of force"
|
| Though polls show the opposition has majority support and his foes
| repeatedly call for a free and fair election as their No. 1 demand,
| Maduro insists they are U.S. pawns intent on sabotaging the economy and
| bringing him down through violence.
|
| Most Venezuelans oppose the Constituent Assembly, which will have power
| to rewrite the constitution and annul the current opposition-led
| legislature, but Maduro is pressing on anyway for the vote in two weeks'
| time. In three questions at Sunday's event, opposition supporters voted
| overwhelmingly - by 98 percent - to reject the proposed new assembly,
| urge the military to defend the existing constitution, and support
| elections before Maduro's term ends, according to academics monitoring
| the vote for the opposition.
|
| Sunday's nearly 7.2 million participation compared with 7.7 million
| opposition votes in the 2015 legislative elections that it won by a
| landslide and 7.3 million votes for the opposition in a 2013
| presidential poll narrowly won by Maduro.
|
| "The result is a remarkable show of force for Venezuela's opposition,"
| New York-based Torino Capital said in a research note, noting the vote
| was only called two weeks previously and participation meant openly
| defying the government.
|
| "We can assume that the number of people voting was less than that which
| would turn out to vote in a regular election..
|
| The results seem to confirm that the opposition would easily defeat the
| government in any election."
|
| The political turmoil has taken a heavy toll on Venezuela: 95 deaths in
| unrest since April, thousands of injuries, hundreds of arrests, and
| further damage to an economy already in its fourth year of decline."
|
|
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/17/venezuela-opposition-plots-zero-hour-after-big-anti-maduro-vote.html
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