In Unofficial Vote, Venezuelans Overwhelmingly Reject Constitutional Rewrite : The Two-Manner : Npr

In Unofficial Vote, Venezuelans Overwhelmingly Reject Constitutional RewriteEnlarge this image toggle caption Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images Federico Parra/AFP/Getty ImagesJust two weeks before an election to decide the delegates who will rewrite Venezuela’s national constitution, opposition activists held a symbolic vote of their own on Sunday.
More than 7 million Venezuelans voted in the referendum, according to the local university administrators tasked with overseeing the vote.
NPR’s Philip Reeves notes that number — which includes nearly 700,000 expatriots who voted overseas — constitutes about a third of Venezuela’s registered voters.
Maduro has positioned his proposed constitutional rewrite as a solution to this continuing unrest, calling Sunday’s vote “a meaningless internal exercise.
“But NPR’s Philip Reeves notes the unofficial referendum does send a message.

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