Maduro, a 55-year old former bus driver and union leader who has been president since 2013, appeared on Wednesday evening in front of a cheering crowd, who sang his campaign jingle, "Everyone with Maduro!"
Venezuela's ruling socialists had previously said a vote would be held before the end of April, with Maduro running despite his widespread unpopularity and a crushing economic crisis in the oil-rich nation.
"Given the decision of Venezuelan electoral authorities to call a snap election for April 22, which does not warrant a fair, free, transparent and democratic process, the Peruvian government has invited Lima Group member countries to meet this Tuesday, February 13, in the Peruvian capital, to evaluate measures to respond to the Venezuelan political situation", it said.
The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela announced Wednesday the holding of early presidential elections on April 22, in which president Nicolas Maduro assures he will win reelection until 2025, with or without opposition, reported dpa news.
Nonetheless, president Maduro started his campaign activities for his re-election weeks ago.
Maduro's foes, who staged massive protests last year in an attempt to force early elections, say six more years of Maduro at the helm would spark a full-fledged humanitarian crisis and the utter destruction of Venezuela's economy.
On Jan. 26, Maduro had pledged to be "the president of Venezuelan youth and women" after announcing his candidacy for the forthcoming elections. The most popular figureheads are both unable to run; Henrique Capriles is barred from office while Leopoldo Lopez is under house arrest. By bringing the date forward by eight months the government has left the opposition in disarray.
Two opposition leaders, former President of the National Assembly Henry Ramos and ex-governor of Lara state Henri Falcon, have also announced presidential aspirations. The government, meanwhile, accused opposition leaders of taking orders from Washington to abort the talks. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers.
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A USA federal indictment unsealed overnight charged 36 people for their alleged roles running the Infraud online forum. Lower down were super moderators and moderators who served as subject-matter experts over specific topics or regions.
There is a sense that the International Olympic Committee is not able to punish a sporting superpower like Russian Federation . At an indoor track meet in Siberia in January, 36 Russian athletes suddenly withdrew, many of them claiming to be sick.
Sadly, across the strait in Taiwan, at least four people are dead and hundreds more injured after last night's violent quake. Five people involved in the construction of the complex were later found guilty of negligence and given prison sentences.
Their bylines are on the report, which disputes key details of the Myanmar military's own account of the killings. The government and the Tatmadaw have repeatedly blamed Rohingya insurgents for burning villages and homes.
Syrian state television reported that the coalition had caused "dozens of dead and wounded" by bombing pro-government forces. CENTCOM reports that no Americans were injured as they engaged roughly 500 attacking troops, as well as tanks and artillery.
Uber settles driverless car case with Alphabet-owned Waymo
The settlement comes after a year of legal jousting, although the trial between the two companies lasted just a few days. What remains unclear is whether the lawsuit or the verdict actually impacts Uber's self-driving vehicle strategy.
The trailer for Venom is here and it's incredible
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Military parade in N. Korea on eve of Olympics
Pence began his trip with a visit to Alaska, where he received a briefing on the U.S. missile defense system with U.S. Pence declined to offer specifics on exactly what the new package of sanctions would consist of.
Obama: There is no political influence in any investigation
In texts that were previously released to Congress, Strzok and Page referred to Trump as an "idiot" and a "loathsome human". President Donald Trump took to Twitter shortly after the news broke and said: "NEW FBI TEXTS ARE BOMBSHELLS! ".
Senate leaders agree to major bipartisan budget deal
The spending bill would modify the discretionary spending caps enforced by the Budget Control Act for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. A large number of Democrats have said they won't support government funding bills without some sort of protection for Dreamers.