Maduro calls for snap polls
Maduro said he was proposing the change to the all-powerful Constituent Assembly “to advance the elections.”
The idea of bringing forward the legislative elections to April 22 was already mooted by the number two of Maduro’s ruling socialist party on Feb. 21.
He also hit back at the opposition coalition, which said earlier it would not participate in the April 22 presidential election without guarantees that they would be free and fair.
“We are going to the elections come rain, shine or lightning, with or without the MUD,” said Maduro, adding that he would also propose bringing forward the legislative vote to “renew” the opposition-dominated parliament.