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Venezuela's Maduro announces referendum on plan for new congress
June 2, 2017 / 1:21 AM / 6 months ago

Venezuela's Maduro announces referendum on plan for new congress

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s President Nicholas Maduro said on Thursday a referendum would be held on his controversial plan to create a new super-body known as a constituent assembly with powers to rewrite the constitution.

FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro addresses members of CARICOM at a plenary session during the 40th Heads of government meeting at the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

Reporting by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Toni Reinhold

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