The Venezuela president, Nicolas Maduro, continues to stand by the righteousness of the recent elections despite large criticisms coming from the opposition and abroad. Maduro played the cards right by turning the United States into the seemingly enemy of the country. By calling America a so-called external threat, the official managed to reduce the allegations of manipulating the votes for a Constituent Assembly to groundless charges.
The Constituent Assembly Has the Power to Change the Constitution as They Please
On Wednesday night, President Maduro called for the first meeting with assembly members. With this occasion, the authority reiterated his support for the official count of over 8 million voters that decided the fate of their country on Sunday. On top of that, he revealed another batch of 2 million citizens who were willing to participate in elections. However, anti-government protests blocked their way.
The president has also postponed the installation of the assembly by one day. Instead of Thursday, the ceremony will take place on Friday in order to manage a peaceful organization. The constituent assembly is a dangerous tool in the wrong hands. The panel has the supreme authority to rewrite the constitution of the country.
Maduro intends to use this body to address the influence of his opponents. On top of that, he claims that he would reinstate the socialist system as the late President Hugo Chavez created before. The recent election represents the solution Maduro proposed to end high rate of crimes, food crisis, and triple-digit inflation that weakened the country recently.
Maduro Had no Evidence to Support His Claims of 10 Million Voters on Sunday
On Wednesday, tech company Smartmatic stated that the official turnout number of votes was off by more than 1 million. Since the election concerned a proposal of Maduro’s and with the opposition choosing to boycott the session, the number of citizens that presented themselves for a vote is equal to the level of president’s popularity.
Maduro responded to these claims in anger. He denigrated the head of Smartmatic on television and remarked that there were 10 million voters instead of 7.5 million. On the other hand, the official didn’t offer any evidence to back up these claims, but it sounded that the statement was just a guess of Maduro’s.
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