MEXICO city, 16 Oct – RIA Novosti. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday that it agreed with the holding of so-called “people’s referendum” the opposition, however, urged to spend it peacefully.
Earlier, the opposition, the Parliament approved the holding of Sunday’s referendum and the “Roundtable of democratic unity” has approved three questions that will need to respond to citizens. Question submitted: “You deny and do not acknowledge the implementation of the national constituent Assembly without prior approval of the Venezuelan people?”, “You require from the national Bolivarian armed forces to obey and defend the Constitution of 1999 and to support the decisions of the National Assembly?”, “Do you agree that revision of state power under the Constitution, held free elections and established the government of national unity?”.
“Please escort your internal referendum the right-wing parties very well, but the urge Venezuelans to this Sunday they took part in the planned political events peacefully, with respect for the ideas and the world” — leads the channel NTN24 Maduro statement.
In parallel with the referendum for the opposition in Venezuela, Pro-government forces carried out a rehearsal of voting for the election of members of the national constituent Assembly, the convening of which the opposition considers a violation of the Constitution. Maduro called on citizens to participate in this event. The vote itself is scheduled for July 30.
“We will not allow any outside interference in the Affairs of Venezuela, we are ready to defend the Homeland from imperialism, nothing will prevent the holding of elections to the constituent Assembly,” warned Maduro.
The national electoral Council of Venezuela has previously stated that the referendum the opposition will have no legal force, as the right to carry out such activities has electoral power. The opposition refers to the 71st article of the Constitution, allowing to carry out consulting the polls.
In Venezuela since early April, are mass protests after the Supreme court’s decision to severely limit the power of the National Assembly. The decision was reversed, but opposition supporters took to the streets demanding the resignation of the members of the court, and hold early elections. Now they are protesting against the convocation of the constituent Assembly, considering it an attempt to change the Constitution. According to recent reports, during the protests has killed more than 90 people.