Aung Myo Htun ( Kelly)
Feb 24, 2018

Is a political change coming soon in Venezuela?

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At the end this April 2018, the presidential election in Venezuela is coming. On the other hand, unclear problem is the constitutions of Venezuela will begin dictating six-year presidential term at 2019. It is unclear who from the fragmented opposition will stand against Maduro. He also announced that the country's main opposition parties would be banned taking part in elections. That is why, "a lot of people very worried", including members of the opposition who have been calling for "fair, transparent and internationally supervised elections which they believe could not take place before the end of the year"

 

How do you also think that is a political change will become in Venezuela from this April election?

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