03 de mayo de 2017 10:35 AM
Actualizado el 03 de mayo de 2017 11:15 AM
Brazilian Minister of Foreign Affairs Aloysio Nunes on Tuesday labeled as “coup” Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s call for a “people” constituent assembly, composed of members that would not be elected in universal vote, in the middle of the predicament in Venezuela.
“It is another moment of rupture of the democratic order that runs counter to the Constitution of the country,” Nunes said in a message released in the social networks, AFP cited.
According to the minister, the Venezuelan government turned out to be a dictatorship. Rather than directly elected by all Venezuelan voters, the proposed constituent assembly would comprise “social organizations controlled by President Maduro to draft a tailor-made Constitution.”
Earlier, on Tuesday, Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs Heraldo Muñoz regretted that the ordeal in Venezuela “got worse” with the latest government move.
The Chilean minister said that the formal position of his and eight more Latin American countries would be made known jointly as further details of Maduro’s announcement are available.