Monday, May 01, 2017

Venezuelan President Maduro signs decree to convene citizen's assembly to rewrite country's constitution

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has signed a decree for convening a citizens assembly to rewrite the constitution.

He has not yet given any details on how the body will be selected or when it might meet. But he says the matter of a new charter will be decided by "the workers" and not by the country's political parties.

Maduro's action comes hours after anti-government protesters clashed with Venezuelan police in the capital Monday as a growing movement calling for his ouster entered its second month ....