Thursday, June 08, 2017

Chief prosecutor urges Venezuelans to reject Maduro's constitution rewrite

Venezuela’s chief prosecutor has called the country’s people to reject President Nicolás Maduro’s push to rewrite the nation’s constitution and urged the supreme court to annul the process immediately, further deepening her divide with the government.

Grasping a copy of the blue constitution book in her hands on the steps of the supreme court, Luisa Ortega Díaz said she was acting to defend both the embattled nation’s constitution and its very democracy.

“What’s at play here is the country,” she said. “The integrity of Venezuelans.”

Ortega Díaz requested that the supreme court’s electoral chamber declare invalid the national electoral council’s decisions approving the constitutional assembly ....