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Venezuela's Crisis; The Upcoming Election

Crisis in Venezuela: What you need to knowImage source: Juan Barreto / AFP - Getty ImagesIn 3 days, Venezuelans will be voting to rewrite their country's constitutional laws in favour of the current President - Nicolas Maduro.

Maduro has arranged for a National Constituent Assembly to be held this Sunday to supersede all other legislative bodies, essentially allowing the president to create favourable terms for his rule.

To date, more than 1.5 million Venezuelans have fled the country because of the economic crisis. - CNBC, July 2017

How it all began

The protests originate back in January last year, when the Supreme Court prevented the election of four legislators for alleged voting irregularities. 

The opposition accused the court of trying to strip them of their majority position, and went ahead and to validate the position of three legislators. The Supreme Court then ruled that the opposition-led National Assembly was in contempt of court and any decisions it made would be nullified…

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