Presidential Elections in Venezuela Set for Second Half of May
03 March, 2018, 06:25 | Author: Katrina Soto
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is having a top politician as a rival in the approaching presidential election.
Conspiracy theorists suggested that Henri Falcón, a former soldier and once a supporter of the left-wing government, was in league with Mr Maduro, perhaps agreeing to give credibility to the election.
"We are going to win".
The sanctions have not only affected Venezuela's high profile politicians, but also common people, business owners and USA companies working with Venezuela.
In response to the latest announcement the coalition said it would be maintaining its boycott, saying the elections would still be fraudulent.
In 2012, he created his own party, the Progressive Advance party, who he will be representing for the upcoming presidential elections in alliance with the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party and the Christian Democrats (COPEI).
The national election board said it had pushed the vote back from the original date of April 22 following a pact between Maduro's government and some opposition parties.
Venezuelan presidential candidate Henri Falcon speaks during an interview with Reuters in Caracas Venezuela
Opposition lawmaker Simon Calzadilla said the coalition's demand for more electoral guarantees remains firm, despite Falcon's decision.
"It's a fact and a right", said Semtei, confirming Falcon's run to The Associated Press.
Venezuelas ruling socialists and some opposition parties have agreed to delay the presidential election by a month to the second half of May. Four other candidates, none of whom have a national presence, are also planning to run.
A confident Maduro urged the opposition coalition to enter the race - personally naming Falcon.
"I am the people's president, the oligarchy have under-estimated me", said Maduro, a former bus driver and union activist.
In a broadcast on Facebook on Thursday, Maduro said Venezuela's minimum wage was rising 58 percent as of March 1 to 392,646 bolivars a month, or $1.84 according to DolarToday, a website that closely tracks the black market rate.
Rodriguez, who for months has lead closed-door talks on Maduro's behalf, touted the deal as definitive remedy to Venezuela's bitter political crisis, which spilled over into months of bloody protests a year ago.
Following this revelation, the government has revised its 2017-18 GDP growth estimates upwards from 6.5% to 6.6% now. The construction sector grew by 6.8 per cent in the third quarter compared to 2.8 per cent in the previous quarter.
The Kardashian kids sure know how to break the internet! "And I have a really good feeling about this, that we're going to win". Baby Chi is adorable and though she does resemble North and Saint , she's definitely not identical to either of them.
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