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Venezuela: 2 killed in election day

A leader of the venezuelan opposition has been killed on Sunday at dawn, during a protest against the Constituent assembly, shortly before the beginning of voting to elect the members of this assembly challenged. A candidate for the constituent Assembly, was also murdered.

Circumstances unclear

Ricardo Campos, a 30-year-old opposition leader, has been killed by a bullet to Cumana, State of Sucre (northeast), according to the opposition member Henry Ramos Allup, former president of the Parliament. The circumstances of his death have not been clarified by the public prosecutor.

A candidate for the constituent Assembly in venezuela has been killed by a bullet. These events took place in the night from Saturday to Sunday, announced the public Prosecutor. A group broke” in José Felix Pineda, a lawyer of 39 years, Ciudad Bolivar (south-east), “and shot him several times,” said the public Ministry of venezuela on Twitter, without mentioning any grounds.

2nd candidate murdered

This is the second candidate assassinated. On 10 July, José Luis Rivas had been shot down in the middle of the election campaign in the city of Maracay (north central).

The supporters of the president venezuelan Nicolas Maduro should be elected Sunday for a constituent Assembly without opposition, in spite of the protests. The polls open at noon (swiss time).

Injured

At least four members of the security forces were injured Sunday by an explosive device during a clash with opposition protesters in Caracas, found the AFP.

The explosion occurred on an avenue in the upscale neighborhood of Altamira, where dozens of opponents protested against the election on Sunday, a constituent Assembly, backed by the socialist president Nicolas Maduro, rejected by his opponents. (tty/nxp)

Created: 30.07.2017, 20: 15

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