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Venezuela's Constituent Assembly

Venezuelans will head to the polls July 30 to elect representatives for the National Constituent Assembly, an initiative from President Nicolas Maduro to further develop the country's democracy and to help ease tensions with the opposition.

In the lead-up to the election, teleSUR takes a closer look at the voting process, how representatives will be chosen and what the new constituent assembly will mean for the future of Venezuela.

If You Read One Thing

 

Everything You Need to Know About Elections for the Constituent Assembly

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro presented the National Electoral Council, with his proposal for structuring the electoral bases through which constituent representatives will be elected. This will open the way for 540 constituent parliamentarians to be elected by the Venezuelan people in a manner that is "direct, secret, universal, territorial and sectoral." READ MORE

In Numbers

 

Greater Representation

 

Over 30 Indigenous Delegates Nominated to Venezuela Constituent Assembly So Far

More than 30 representatives of Indigenous communities in Venezuela have been nominated as candidates for the National Constituent Assembly. Indigenous spokeswoman Aloha Nuñez announced that Indigenous communities "are choosing their spokespeople to go to the regional assembly that corresponds to us." READ MORE

Venezuelan Women Debate Constituent Assembly Proposals

Women throughout Venezuela are meeting to debate new proposals for the constitutional process commissioned by President Nicolas Maduro for the National Constituent Assembly. READ MORE

Venezuela's LGBTI Movement Presents Political Platform Ahead of Constituent Assembly

The Revolutionary Sex and Gender Diversity Alliance, an organization across Venezuelan national territory, came together to collectively design an initial set of proposals to participate in what militant María Helena Ramírez Hernández calls “a new stage of the Bolivarian Revolution that seeks to overcome fascism, hate and terrorism financed by the US Government and carried out by the opposition in Venezuela.” READ MORE

Attacks Against Assembly

 

Venezuela Opposition Rejects ‘Communist’ Constituent Assembly, Calls for 'Rebellion'

As Venezuela solidifies the details of the national Constituent Assembly, high-profile opposition leaders have continued to fire back against President Nicolas Maduro, rejecting the process and calling for a "full rebellion" against the government. READ MORE

Venezuela Ombudsman Slams 'Dangerous' Rise in Politically Motivated Hate Crimes

Venezuela’s ombudsman, Tarek William Saab, denounced the rise in far-right hate crimes as the opposition calls for an escalation of protests against the government that have claimed the lives of over 80 people. READ MORE

Venezuela: US Occupation Has Already Begun and Is Being Conducted by ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil's strategy is long-term, directed at the entire continent and has Venezuela as its primary objective. It is not in vain that a crew of business elites has assumed the reins of U.S. foreign policy today. There and not elsewhere you will find the reasons for the aggressive siege. READ MORE

Solidarity

 

Venezuelans Continue Marches Backing Constituent Assembly

Thousands of Venezuelans participated in street marches in support of the country’s Constituent Assembly, continuing mass demonstrations backing President Nicolas Maduro’s proposed nationwide effort. READ MORE

What do Venezuelans Think? Not What You’d Expect from Reading the International Corporate Media

Venezuelan public opinion is not what you’d expect if you rely on the disinformation loop in which corporate media and Washington-friendly NGOs like HRW participate. READ MORE

 
  • Venezuelan commune movements march in support of the upcoming Constituent Assembly.

    Venezuelan commune movements march in support of the upcoming Constituent Assembly. | Photo AVN

  • Protesters in Caracas, Venezuela march in defense of the national constituent assembly.

    Protesters in Caracas, Venezuela march in defense of the national constituent assembly. | Photo Xinhua

  • A campesino holds a banner with the message "We want the constituent."

    A campesino holds a banner with the message "We want the constituent." | Photo VTV

  • Eight Indigenous representatives will be elected to the National Constituent Assembly.

    Eight Indigenous representatives will be elected to the National Constituent Assembly. | Photo EFE

  • Thousands have come out to support Maduro

    Thousands have come out to support Maduro's call for a National Constituent Assembly. | Photo AVN

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