Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday evening, may 1, signed on live local television the decree on the convocation of the constituent Assembly in the country. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
According to Maduro, the decree should be executed immediately. The head of state referred to the article of the Constitution, 347, 348 and 349, which give it the appropriate authority.
“I have built up a presidential Commission with the doors open for a great dialogue with all of Venezuela, a sovereign and constructive,” — said Maduro. The Commission will conduct the constituent Assembly.
A Commission headed by education Minister Elias jaua, also it will comprise the Minister for communities Aristóbulo Isturiz also foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, the wife of Maduro and Celia Flores and others.
From the masses of 200-250 will be elected members of the constituent Assembly. “We will select about 500 legislators, whose task is, taking the existing framework, suggest a new article [in the Constitution],” said Maduro.
Earlier, the President stated that convenes the Supreme constituent power, “to the working class and the people, convened a constituent Assembly”.
The opposition criticized the initiative Maduro criticized, refused to acknowledge it, considering the coup d’etat, and urged people to take to the streets.
For several weeks in Venezuela, the ongoing mass protests and riots. During collisions of locals with police killed at least 29 people. Citizens dissatisfied with the economic situation and require the appointment of early elections.