10 de octubre de 2016 11:28 AM
Actualizado el 10 de octubre de 2016 11:41 AM
Jesús Torrealba, the executive secretary of Venezuelan opposition alliance Unified Democratic Panel (MUD), expects that over 11 million nationals will take part in the collection of 20% of signatures of the country’s electorate to set in motion a recall referendum against President Nicolás Maduro, slated for October 26-28.
“Millions of Venezuelans heading for polling stations is what the government wants to prevent, as it lost support from both the people and internationally,” Torrealba added during the forum “Political Situation and Referendum,” sponsored by NGO “Espacio Abierto” (Open Space).
The alliance’s top representative claimed the opposition has turned into the new majority, with the blessing of both 80% of the Venezuelan population and international organizations, and against a government that tries desperately to sabotage the signature collection, a behavior the very Chavistas have rejected as shameful.”