Venezue­lan can­di­dates

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CARACAS: More than 55 000 Venezue­lans have signed up to com­pete for seats in the Na­tional Con­stituent Assem­bly con­voked by Pres­i­dent Ni­co­las Maduro to re­write the coun­try’s con­sti­tu­tion, the Na­tional Elec­toral Coun­cil (CNE) has said.

The Venezue­lans reg­is­tered by the dead­line of Satur­day to com­pete for 545 seats in the assem­bly, for which elec­tions are set to be held on July 30.

The CNE’s Na­tional Elec­toral Board started to re­view the ap­pli­ca­tions yes­ter­day. The ap­pli­cants have un­til to­day to sub­mit the nec­es­sary sig­na­tures back­ing their can­di­dacy. Xin­hua –

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