Venezuela's Maduro seeks to bring forward National Assembly elections
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro proposed to hold early elections for the parliament (National Assembly).
Iran Press/America: Nicolas Maduro proposed on Saturday bringing forward parliamentary elections to this year, as he seeks to crush the threat posed by the National Assembly’s head, Juan Guaido who has proclaimed himself legitimate head-of-state, Reuters reported.
Maduro denounces the National Assembly:
Maduro, in a speech to supporters, said the all-powerful government-controlled Constituent Assembly would debate calling earlier elections for the National Assembly, which he denounced as 'bourgeois'.
The parliamentary elections in Venezuela were originally scheduled for 2020.
Juan Guaido, the head of the National Assembly, declared himself acting president last week.
Shortly afterwards, the US President, Donald Trump recognized Guaido as president of the country, Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro has condemned the decision of a number of countries to recognize Guaido as Venezuela’s acting president and broke diplomatic ties with Washington, according to Iran Press.