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What is being Voted, How and Where — Venezuela Plebiscite

17 Julio 2017, 04:37 | Bibiana Flor

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Doctors march during an anti-government protest demanding that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro open a so-called humanitarian corridor for the delivery of medicine and food aid in Caracas Venezuela Monday

An unofficial poll about Venezuela's future, especially concerning the proposed Constituent Assembly, is now underway.

At least one person died a firing incident during the polls.

It's intended to neutralize the National Assembly which is a polítical thorn in his side.

Delegates and volunteers, many dressed in white, manned tents and tables at some 14,300 polling stations nationwide.

Nelson said that more than 1,200 Venezuelans in San Antonio cast their votes on Sunday.

"We are turning out to show our discontent with the government", 49-year-old Tibisay Mendez said in Caracas.

"In Mexico, I arrived at 12pm to vote, and I finished at 5:30pm, and there were still more people waiting to vote", Maria, a Venezuelan entrepreneur, told Al Jazeera.

How will people vote and where? The opposition accuses Maduro of driving the country into bankruptcy, and of using the Constituent Assembly to entirely sideline the parliament. The opposition is boycotting the Maduro-backed vote.

It will be unofficial, and there's no mechanism to enforce it, but preparations were well underway for the vote on Sunday, with members of the opposition swearing in election personnel and handing out practice ballots.

Government officials say opposition leaders are misleading their supporters with the plebiscite. Do they reject the constitutional assembly? Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings.

Several Latin American countries and the Catholic Church have criticized the move to draw up a new constitution, while the opposition has slammed it as bid by Maduro to concentrate dictatorial powers to stay in power.

Venezuelans residing in T&T joined with hundreds of thousands nationals across the globe yesterday in a symbolic rejection of embattled President Nicolas Maduro's plans to rewrite the country's constitution.

The referendum asked voters three yes-no questions.

Authorities have refused to green light a vote that has been presented as an act of civil disobedience and supporters of Mr Maduro boycotted it.

In Rome, Leopoldo Lopez Gil, father of prominent opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez who was recently released to house arrest following mass protests, said the peaceful nature of the vote was in contrast to violence used by the government in Venezuela. Opposition leader Henrique Capriles said that the gunmen had fired on demonstrators from motorbikes.

"When dawn breaks on Monday, we will see all that was achieved today".

Aveledo says she expects people here will be sending a strong message to reject what many consider a more autocratic regime.

The legislative election that ended the United Socialist Party's dominance of the National Assembly in 2015 since then the government has postponed every election that was scheduled to take place since then.For ordinary Venezuelans, Sunday's vote was the first opportunity to cast ballots.

The president condemned cyber aggression towards Venezuela by technology transnational Google, complaining that the CNE website is misrepresented in the internet search giant's results.

But they face some major obstacles.

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