Venezuela: Regime Claims ‘Complete Normalcy’ as ‘Sham’ Election Leaves over Dozen Dead

The socialist government of Venezuela has declared its election Sunday to create a parallel legislature to rewrite the constitution a popular success, despite reports of low turnout and at least 13 dead in clashes between protesters and the military.

As of press time Sunday night, the state-run Venezuelan network VTV’s top story on its website declared that the election for the “constituents’ assembly,” a fabricated lawmaking body meant to usurp the power of the democratically-elected National Assembly, a success.

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  • Hard Little Machine

    They have no other option but civil war.

  • Gary

    Watch for Justin to offer to take in 25,000 ” refugees ” while John Tory will offer to take in 5000 and give them welfare and Housing.

  • Cat-astrophe

    This is all because of US meddling.
    It has nothing to do with a totalitarian regime finalizing control of a country, to be followed by the strange disappearance of who knows how many people.
    Again, one of the bigger stories on the planet and no news analysis of the 5 W’s.
    Most troubling of all is there is no condemnation by any western leaders.
    I suspect what’s happening there is what Obama (and ‘other’ Obama type western leaders) wanted the occupy wall street movement to Accomplish in America.
    Wonder when his sympathizers will be wearing Maduro T shirts.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Once upon a time, the U.S. government would send the Marines there to put an end to this misery, but those good old days are gone forever.

  • Clausewitz

    Venezuela is the Democrat Party wet dream. That’s why the Leftists of Hollywood love it so.