The President of Venezuela decided not to let the opposition in the elections

Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has demanded to prevent the presidential elections in 2018 opposition parties which refused to participate in municipal elections Sunday, December 10 and called for a boycott of the vote. About it reports BBC News.

“The party did not participate in the vote and calling for a boycott of the elections, can no longer participate in them, is the criterion of the National constituent Assembly, and I as head of state support”, — said the head of state.

In most municipalities of the country according to the results of the vote won by the ruling United socialist party of the country. The election was boycotted by three main opposition parties — “people’s will”, and “Justice above all” and “Democratic action”.

The popularity of Maduro falls amid the deepening economic crisis in the country. Before the upcoming presidential elections, he seeks to find a way to weaken the opposition and eliminate competitors.

The last presidential election held in Venezuela on 14 April 2013. Then Maduro won by a margin of less than one percent of the votes.