Venezuela opposition says 7 million vote in anti-Maduro poll

Venezuela opposition says 7 million vote in anti-Maduro pollBy Corina Pons and Brian Ellsworth CARACAS (Reuters) – More than 7 million Venezuelans voted in Sunday’s unofficial referendum held by the opposition to heap pressure on President Nicolas Maduro and repudiate his plan to rewrite the OPEC nation’s constitution, monitors said. The symbolic plebiscite was aimed at denting Maduro’s legitimacy further amid a crippling economic crisis that has left millions struggling to eat and months of anti-government unrest that has killed nearly 100 people. Opposition leaders hailed it as a success, while also mourning the death of one woman killed by gunmen in Caracas during the voting.


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