Most Venezuelans oppose Maduro’s plan to rewrite their constitution

God only knows if any survey taken in the Castro colony of Venenozuela can be accurate.

But one very recent poll seems to indicate that most Venezuelans are not too happy with the latest plan hatched in Havana.

Rewriting the constitution to make Venezuela identical to Cuba may not be as easy as King Raul would like it to be.

Who knows?

In the meantime, protests enter their third month…. and, as usual,  the world ignores all the violence….

From Granma Euro-Lite (Reuters)

Poll finds 85 percent of Venezuelans oppose constitution revision

President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to rewrite the constitution is opposed by 85 percent of Venezuelans, according to a survey by polling company Datanalisis carried out as protests calling for presidential elections intensified.

In the poll, conducted between May 29 and June 4, 85 percent of respondents agreed with the statement: “There is no need to change the current constitution. What the government should do is enforce it.”

Maduro, 54, has called a July 30 election to choose lawmakers who will work on the new charter, calling it a way to restore peace after two months of often violent anti-government unrest that has killed 67 people and injured thousands.

Opposition parties say they will not take part in the vote, which could dissolve the current, opposition-dominated parliament. The proposal has run into rare criticism from within the government’s own ranks.

Critics say the plan is designed purely to keep Maduro in power, with rules skewed in the government’s favor. They want to bring forward the next presidential vote due at the end of 2018.

“Hunger, scarcity and out-of-control violence is not going to be solved with a new constitution,” said Oscar Arnal, an academic at a rally on Saturday in Caracas, where security forces used tear gas and water cannons to clear protesters who blocked a central highway, throwing fireworks and Molotov cocktails.

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