24 de julio de 2017 07:06 AM
Actualizado el 02 de agosto de 2017 14:34 PM
Over 350 Venezuelan trade unions called on Sunday upon a 48-hour general strike starting on Wednesday, July 26, supporting in this way a nationwide strike sponsored by the opposition coalition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) to request President Nicolás Maduro to suspend the National Constituent Assembly.
Major trade unions, including the Workers’ General Confederation (CGT) and the Venezuelan Workers’ Confederation (CTV) will join the move.
The National Constituent Assembly is scheduled to be elected on Sunday, July 30, under the government aegis to draft a new Constitution. In the opinion of the opposition and major social sectors in Venezuela, “it will consolidate dictatorship,” Efe reported.
“In principle, we are calling for a two-day strike, but everything will depend on the situation, for there is only one intention: we want the government to end once and for all, and call for elections,” Norma Torres, one of the organizers and leader of the electric sector of the Workers’ Front, told Efe.