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    Venezuelan Opposition Announces New Protests Against President Maduro After Vote

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    According to reports, Venezuelan opposition has announced new protests against Nicolas Maduro after the country held its election to the Constituent Assembly.

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) Venezuelan opposition has announced new protests against President Nicolas Maduro after the country held its election to the Constituent Assembly, a new legislative body with the power to amend the constitution.

    "Tomorrow [on Monday], from the noon, there will be a new day of protests across the country," the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) party wrote on its Twitter page citing one of the opposition leaders, Governor of the Venezuelan state of Miranda, Henrique Capriles Radonski.

    The protests erupted in Venezuela in early April after an unsuccessful attempt of the Venezuelan Supreme Court to absorb the legislative power of the National Assembly. The protests have already left more than 110 people dead.

    Maduro announced his decision to convene the National Constituent Assembly in early May, claiming it would bring peace to the South American country hit by months of violent protests. But his opponents feared it would allow him to bypass the opposition-controlled parliament.

    According to the country’s National Electoral Council, the voter turnout on Sunday was 41.53 percent.


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