Venezuela's President Maduro Mocks Trump After US Sanctions
04 August, 2017, 00:26 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
Significantly, the opposition had held an unofficial referendum on July 16 in which it said 7.6 million Venezuelans voted against the new assembly - just under the level of support the government claimed on Sunday.
The opposition, which boycotted the vote, said turnout was less than four million, and that account was reinforced by journalists' reports that dozens of polling places around Caracas were nearly deserted on Sunday.
Maduro planned to swear in the 545 members of the so-called Constituent Assembly, including his own wife and son, on Wednesday at a concert arena in Caracas, his press office said. Maduro called the vote in May after weeks of protests fuelled by widespread anger over food shortages, triple-digit inflation and high crime - unrest that continues and has caused at least 125 deaths.
Zeid says he is deeply concerned opposition leaders Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma once again were in jail. Given that the opposition refused to field candidates, the figure gives an indication of support for the government.
Now that vital flow could be stanched if, as industry leaders fear, President Donald Trump's administration embargoes imports to pressure his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro.
Maduro said during the meeting Wednesday night that an additional 2 million people might have voted if they hadn't been blocked by barricades put up by anti-government protesters.
"Nothing and no-one can stop the victory of the people", he said to applause from 500 members of the new assembly. But he did not specify whether his company's figures showed 1 million fewer, or 1 million more, voters.
Smartmatic provided about 24,000 machines for Venezuelans to cast their votes electronically.
Four killed in shooting at Moscow court
The regional court was evacuated for about an hour before operations resumed in the building. Two other defendants were seriously injured and taken to hospital.
Kam Chancellor and Seahawks agree to three-year extension
The "Legion of Boom" hit payday early in August, with Kam Chancellor getting a three-year extension from the Seattle Seahawks . The 29 year old is entering his eighth season with the Seahawks , and has amassed 729 tackles and 12 interceptions.
Venezuela's attorney-general Luisa Ortega has called the official results "a mockery", and Luis Rondon, an independent member of the electoral council, said he could not guarantee the vote's results.
"There is a rise in xenophobia in the USA, and a flood of Venezuelans from across social strata into the country risk local backlash and becoming pawns and scapegoats of U.S. politicians", he said.
Even before Smartmatic's statement, there were growing questions about the official turnout count.
The absence of auditors, the company said, allowed for a manipulation of the turnout numbers.
The opposition legislators in the National Assembly have already announced that they would not recognize "the fraudulent and illegitimate" Constituent Assembly. Maduro's opponents are demanding early presidential elections.
The opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable coalition, which won a two-thirds majority in December 2015, accuses Maduro of seeking to cripple Venezuela's legislative and judicial branches.
Luis Vicente Leon, president of Datanalisis, a Caracas-based polling agency, said Smartmatic's finding was, "without a doubt, the most devastating pronouncement yet for the credibility" of the nation's electoral council.
Washington has made one of its most foreboding threats so far against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson openly floated the possibility of stepping up "regime change" measures against the government of democratically-elected President Nicolas Maduro.
Nifty50 hit a fresh all-time high of 10,128.60, backed by a solid show by auto, metal, pharma and IT stocks. On BSE , 1,056 stocks were advancing whereas 1,618 stocks were lagging when the session ended.
Mr Gove added that outside London there are a "limited number of roads" which have too many diesel vehicles travelling on them. In addition, the 103-page report accompanying yesterday's announcement makes no mention of tractors or other farm vehicles.
The statement said the U.S. fired two shots into the air, adding that both vessels were in global waters at the time. It is not clear where in the Persian Gulf the incident occurred or how many Americans were aboard the Thunderbolt .
Priebus was reportedly on the brink of being fired for much of his time in the White House, because Trump doubted his support. Kushner has described him to associates as the kind of figure he'd like to see have more say in the administration.
A day after sharing a new poster of the film, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan revealed the first trailer of Secret Superstar . A few days back Aamir Khan had to clarify that his upcoming movie, Thug of Hindostan , is not his biopic and now this.
When Blitzer pressed Priebus on if Trump tried to talk him out of quitting, Priebus said, " No, we talked about it ." . During the interview, Scaramucci said that he was not seeking media attention in his White House role.
Both are made of aluminium, although the Z2 Force's build is tougher than the Play, as you'd expect given that name. Motorola's almost indestructible smartphone is the successor to last years Moto Z , but a lot has changed.
In the previous quarter, the company warned that the stores were performing poorly, especially those based in shopping malls. Starbucks will continue to sell Teavana drinks in its Starbucks stores as well as bottled Teavana drinks in grocery stores.
The sanctions on Russian Federation were drawn up in part to further punish its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. European business was considerably alarmed by the situation with the anti-Russian sanctions , the Russian envoy said.
Volkswagen's supervisory board will hold an extraordinary meeting Wednesday "due to the current situation", a spokesman said. Audi, a division of Volkswagen Group, said it would update engine software on up to 850,000 diesel cars.
Who is Bill Browder?
That changed, he said, when he was expelled from Russian Federation in 2005 after being considered a threat to national security. The 2016 meeting happened after the president's eldest son was offered potentially damaging information about Hillary Clinton .
Virginia police clear Lucky Whitehead of all charges
Instead, the incident was a case of mistaken identity , as Whitehead's agent, Dave Rich, had said on Monday. Lucky Whitehead (wearing lucky number 13) attended Dirk Nowitzki's charity baseball game earlier this year.