On the day of elections to the Constitutional Assembly, July 30, in Venezuela were killed 11 people. Five others were killed the day before. About it reported in a Twitter Executive Director of the NGO “Venezuelan penal forum” Alfredo Romero (Alfredo Romero).
Among the dead — three children (13, 16 and 17). Also, according to Romero, 96 people were detained during protests across the country.
According to AFP on Twitter, referring to the representative of the National electoral Council, participation in elections was 41.5 percent.
In early June it was reported that more than 55 thousand people have registered as candidates. In may, the country’s President Nicolas Maduro has announced that the new Assembly will include 364 member on a territorial basis, eight from the Indian peoples. Another 168 people choose on the lists of representatives of a number of “sectors” — the peasants, fishermen, workers, students, disabled, pensioners and entrepreneurs.
According to the results of the work of the Assembly, the President plans to submit to a referendum draft of the new Constitution.
Mass protests of citizens dissatisfied with the rule of the socialists, continued from the beginning of April. Venezuelans Express their dissatisfaction with the economic situation and demand early elections.