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Venezuela: Protesters, troops clash ahead of Sunday vote

31 July 2017
Venezuela: Protesters, troops clash ahead of Sunday vote

Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro are calling for continued protests ahead of Sunday’s controversial election, a day after demonstrators clashed with national guard troops in the capital in defiance of a protest ban.

Opposition leaders have vowed unrest before the election of a «constituent national assembly» that would rewrite the constitution at Maduro’s request — a move that the leftist leader’s critics say could consolidate his power and lead to a dictatorship.

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