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Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro calls for new Constitution to break deadlock

Unrest following the deadlock has led to the death of 29 people so far

IANS  |  Caracas 

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Venezuelan President on Monday called for the creation of a constituent assembly to draft a new

Maduro indicated the country's protracted requires a measure of this kind to break the impasse, and allow the different political and social camps to decide the future of the South American nation, Xinhua news agency reported.

"I call on the original constituent power to achieve the peace the country needs, to defeat the fascist coup and to have the sovereign people impose peace, harmony and true national dialogue," said Maduro.

The ruling and the right-wing opposition have been locked in a bitter power struggle that has obstructed governing and led to violent anti-government protests in which some 29 people were killed.

First Published: Tue, May 02 2017. 15:57 IST