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Venezuela, Maduro: presto elezioni per porre fine alle proteste contro il governo

Il presidente all’opposizione: chi è disposto a impegnarsi lo faccia. Julio Borges è un “vigliacco”
fonte: ilVelino/AGV NEWS/Sputnik
di Velino International

Il presidente venezuelano Nicolas Maduro ha annunciato di voler tenere “presto” le elezioni e di star cercando un modo pacifico per risolvere le tensioni nel Paese colpito dalla crisi. Parlando ad un raduno pro-governo nella capitale, Caracas, Maduro ha definito il leader dell’opposizione Julio Borges “vigliacco” e ha anche detto che tutti i settori dell’opposizione disposti a impegnarsi sono invitati a farlo. L’ultima dimostrazione contro i sostenitori dell’esecutivo, che si è svolta a Caracas sullo sfondo delle proteste di massa anti-Maduro, avrebbe causato la morte di almeno due persone. Henrique Capriles, uno dei leader dell’opposizione venezuelana, ha annunciato che sono previste proteste anti-governative anche oggi.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced readiness to hold elections “soon” and to seek a peaceful way to resolve the tensions in the crisis-hit country, where major opposition protests are being held. Speaking at a pro-government rally in the capital, Caracas, on Wednesday, Maduro called opposition leader Julio Borges a “coward,” as quoted by The Washington Post, but also said that all the sectors of the opposition who were willing to engage in dialogue were invited to do so. The counter demonstration of government supporters took place against the backdrop of mass anti-Maduro protests that took part in Caracas on Wednesday, reportedly resulting in the death of at least two people. Henrique Capriles, one of the leaders of the Venezuelan opposition, announced on Wednesday that major anti-government protests were also planned for Thursday. The most recent protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro started in Venezuela after the country’s Supreme Court attempted to take on the legislative functions of the country’s National Assembly, controlled by the opposition. The court’s ruling was later reversed, however, tensions remained in the country, which is suffering from a severe economic crisis. The opposition has blamed the Venezuelan government for the deaths of people during the recent demonstrations.